Mayor Bill Ketchum sits still while cartoonist Ed Fischer draws his caricature. Dennis Vang, Nadine Langworthy and Kim Bowe oversee the process. Photo by Larry Dobson
By Karissa Wright, CNC intern and Melanie Dobson
At the Dodge Center North Park on Saturday, June 14 a new arts in the park event made its appearance, June Bloom. From 10 a.m.3 p.m. (cut short by rain) families could do a variety of things such as, listen to musical talents, check out artists' creations, get some refreshments and watch Rookie the Clown make balloon sculptures.
Around 10 in the morning the artists had their items out for everyone to see,purchase or bid on, flute and harp musicians were playing and families were beginning to flow in. A few of the many attractions at June Bloom were: Ed Fischer, well-known cartoonist, who was very busy doing caricatures for almost everyone that attended, including the mayor! some of the approximately 20 artisans included Judy Wagner from Kasson with a tent set up filled with paintings and glass jewelry; Cheryl Anderson from Berne had her own doll clothing available for sale, and a group of eighth graders and their parents were selling snacks and drinks to raise money for their DC trip next summer.
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