Last week, Wood Lake held its annual Community Fair. The Fair was well attended and featured several popular attractions. Some attendees sipped beer at the American Legion beer garden, while others preferred the root beer sold by the local Girls Scout at Gazebo Park. Hamburgers served at Community Club food stand were hands-down the most popular food item at the Fair.
Fair participants also had the opportunity to enjoy pie served at the Methodist Church. The Lakeview Booster Club organized a game of bingo for adults while younger children tried out the different rides and amusements.
On Wednesday night, the Fair capped-off with a successful parade. Preceding the main parade was a kiddie parade featuring local children dressed up in costumes. Led by Grand Marshal "Mylan Ray," the Grand Parade was composed of local businesses, schools, municipal agencies, and faith organizations. In several floats, dogs had a special featured role!
Sheets of assorted candies flew out of each successive float as the parade slowly creeped down the street. Every handful of candy tossed out of the passing vehicles sent gaggles of excited children diving into the street to grab their favorite piece. After the event, fair organizers thanked the volunteers who helped make the fair and parade happen.
On Wednesday after the parade, the Looney Lutherans, a professional comedy group that travels the country, performed at the Wood Lake Community Center. According to their website, the Looney Lutherans shows are "musical, comedic, family friendly, and highly interactive." They shared their 'Looney Lifestyle Tips' with a full audience. Included in their advice were tips for making the perfect 'international' hot dish. The Looney Lutherans also joked about different Minnesota tropes, eliciting laughter from the audience.