The Decorah Rotary Club participated in the 53rd Annual Nordic Fest this year through its contribution of a float entry in the Nordic Fest Parade, held on Saturday, July 27. As has become a recent tradition, our float made a great impression and stood out among the many parade entries in no small part to the creativity and energy of our intrepid float designers and builders.
Our club extends its heartfelt thanks to the follow DRC members and friends to contributed to the design, construction, and operation of this year's float: Don Arendt, Darrel Branhagen, Kurt DeVore, Shannon Duncan, Sierra Duncan, Ivan Hackman, Wyatt Hackman, Alec Lerstrom, Kelly Reagan, Kathleen Rittner, Uwe Rudolph, Jeff Tomlinson, Ciara Wedmann, and Sage Wedmann. Extra special thanks to Alan Lerstrom for his leadership of the effort and Ward Budweg for spearheading many of the materials logistics and hosting the location for construction. Thanks to all for your many contributions!
For additional photos, including those documenting our members serving cheese curds and chicken strips near the main entertainment stage, see the companion photo album: Nordic Fest 2019 Float, Parade and Food Booth
Photo credits: Kurt DeVore, Jeff Tomlinson, Shannon Duncan