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UPDATE: FREE Scheduled Walking Tours at the Wall That Heals Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Winsted

SPONSORED POST – UPDATE: Due to popular demand of the free guided walking tours at the Wall That Heals, coordinators have added additional times and dates to the schedule (see below).

The public of all ages are invited to attend FREE scheduled walking tours at the Wall That Heals Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Winsted at the Winstock Festival Grounds. Guided walking tours will take place with no reservations needed at the following scheduled dates/times:

Thursday, July 28 – 1p, 5p, & 7p
Friday, July 29 – 9a, 10a, 12p, 1:30p, 3p, 5:30p & 7p
Saturday, – 10:30a, 12p, 1:30p, 3p, 5:30p, & 7p
Sunday, – 9:30a & 11a

Contact Marv Ebensperger at (612) 203-3665 with questions or to schedule a group tour.

The Wall That Heals, a 3/4 scale version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, arrives at the Winstock festival grounds on Tuesday, July 26, with construction and volunteer meeting on Wednesday, July 27, and opens with free admission 24/7 from 2pm Wednesday July 27 through 2 pm Sunday, July 31.

CLICK HERE for complete information.

Wright County Fair begins Wednesday, July 20

The Wright County Fair opens at the fairground in Howard Lake Wednesday, July 20, and runs through Sunday, July 24. Look inside the July 15 edition of Enterprise Dispatch for details.

Two concerts upcoming in Dassel Fridays July 22 and July 29

Jerry Nelson and Lindley Creek both have upcoming musical events at the Dassel History Center.
Jerry Nelson’s concert takes place Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m. Jerry is a Litchfield native and world- renowned pianist. His performance covers gospel, jazz, classical and more, and he presents it with a video background.
Lindley Creek’s concert is slated for Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m.Lindley Creek is a great bluegrass and gospel family band from Missouri. They are headlining the Itasca Family Music Festival, and will be on the road there from a residency in Branson.
General admission tickets are $10 for either event, and are available in the History Center office or by calling 320-275-3077.


Darwin Night at the Dassel Ballpark slated Wednesday, July 13

The 10th annual Darwin Night at the Dassel Ballpark will take place Wednesday, July 13, featuring North Star League rivals the Litchfield Blues vs. the Dassel-Cokato Saints. The game starts at 7 p.m., but plan to come at 6 p.m. for bar-b-q and old-time music. Darwin ballplayers will be introduced at 6:40 p.m. Per tradition, the evening will also include Twine Ball races, prize drawings, and photos with Rudy, the Darwin mascot.

‘Windows on the Past’ opens Saturday, July 9 at the DHS

“Windows on the Past: A Look Back at Century Farms” opens at the Dassel History Center (DHS) Saturday, July 9. The event will features a program at 10 a.m., which will include Judy Remington speaking. Remington was the last family member to own Timberg Creek Farm, north of Dassel, which is featured in the exhibit. Information about other area Century Farms will also be included.

Jamming at the Dassel History Center Monday, June 27

Jamming takes place the last Monday of the month at 7:20 p.m. at the Dassel History Center throughout the summer. Everyone who enjoys playing music together or singing is invited to the fun.  Audiences are also welcome.