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Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival Celebrates 35 Years


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The Swan Lake Huckleberry Festival is Saturday, Aug. 13.

SWAN LAKE - In 1981, members of the Swan Lake community decided that they needed some kind of summer festival. They wanted to raise funds for community projects but they were also looking for a way to give the public a day of fun and relaxation on the shore of their beautiful lake. According to newspaper accounts, the first festival drew an estimated 400 people to the Swan Lake Day Park for a chuck wagon barbecue, children's activities, a baking contest and arts and crafts. Those press reports stated that the organizers vowed that this first festival "won't be the last". They were true to t...

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