Clarkfield hosts "Never forget" September 11 event

Jess Gorman
Granite Falls Advocate Tribune

Clarkfield hosted one of southwest Minnesota's most expansive gatherings to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, taking time out to honor those lost, and those who sacrificed their own safety to save others.

A caricature artist was onsite for the day, capturing smiles amidst a field of inflatables and games at the "Never forget" September 11 event in Clarkfield.

The Valhalla park festivities included: a food stand, numerous bounce houses and inflatable games, rootbeer floats, a free pork chop supper, a rememberance program, live music by the "Roxbury", a street dance, beer garden, and a high quality fireworks show. A softball tournament was also held throughout the day at North park from 9:00am to 8:00pm.

"Never forget" September 11 event in Clarkfield, Minnesota.

The bingo games offered an impressive spread of prizes for players. Crowds buzzed around the prize table to get a gander of the spoils to win. Grand prize winners walked away such items as a 58" flat screen TV, a Gateway laptop, a Gateway ultra slim notebook, and bluetooth earbuds. Other prizes included: nerf guns, a 28" griddle cook station, board games, housewares, and toys.  

an array of exciting prizes were up for grabs in the early afternoon bingo game at the "Never forget" September 11 event in Clarkfield, Minnesota.

The event was a collaborative community effort by the Clarkfield Fire Department and the Clarkfield Prairie Cardinals, who organized the festivities and gathered a litany of volunteers to make the day a success.

Several inflatable games were onsite for visitors to enjoy at the "Never forget" September 11 event in Clarkfield, Minnesota.
Fireworks at the "Never forget" September 11 event in Clarkfield, Minnesota.
Test your speed pitch game at "Never forget" September 11 event in Clarkfield, Minnesota.
"Never forget" September 11 event in Clarkfield, Minnesota.