Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

Fostering community through the generations


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Footwear was optional in all the footraces. There were several age group class and then the final race for anyone. The only rules were don't run over the little ones, winner gets two bags of candy and everyone else gets one.

SEELEY LAKE – "I didn't like the races but this memory – the laughing, grown up racing, teenage cousins who were really competitive and the whole atmosphere of family, laughing and hanging out and having a good time together - stuck with me," reminisced Seeley Lake resident Missy Kesterke about her grandmother's yard parties in Mandan, North Dakota growing up. With most of her family still in Mandan, Missy and her husband Shane started the Fourth of July weekend tradition in 2010 in Seeley Lake with their adopted church and work families. With the 2020 party canceled due to COVID, they...

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