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DETROIT LAKES 85TH NORTHWEST

Water Carnival FRIDAY, JULY 9 - SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021

Making waves in a historic year

Mandie Tretbar, left, and Annette Korth are the 2021 Northwest Water Carnival Admirals. They’re pictured here in front of the Pavilion, with one of the sailboat sculptures made as part of the ‘150 Sails Up in DL’ public art project, completed this year in honor of the city’s 150th birthday. Dawn Duncan / Tribune

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The 85th Northwest Water Carnival is being led by the Jaycees’ first two-woman pair of Admirals, Annette Korth and Mandie Tretbar BY DAWN DUNCAN For the Tribune

As Detroit Lakes revels in celebrating its historic Sesquicentennial this summer, the Northwest Water Carnival — the community’s pinnacle summer event — is making history of its own, with

two women Admirals at the helm for the first time in the carnival’s 85 years. Those women are Annette Korth and Mandie Tretbar, both active members of the Detroit Lakes Jaycees club, which organizes the Water ADMIRALS to page 14 

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Country music superstar Clay Walker will headline the 2021 Bash on the Beach on Saturday, July 17.

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Dance to four bands with your toes in the sand WHAT: Bash on the Beach WHEN: Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17 (go just one night, or both); Gates open at 6 p.m. WHERE: Detroit Lakes City Beach, along West Lake Drive

Featuring country stars Clay Walker, Terri Clark, Troubadour and Slamabama BY DAWN DUNCAN For the Tribune

The Northwest Water Carnival’s Bash on the Beach returns in 2021

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Troubadour, a four-piece act out of Fargo, will open for Clay Walker on Saturday night.

Until I Die,” released the following year. Today, 30 Hot Country singles later, fans are still singing along to his music. Look forward to hits like “If I Could Make a Living,” “This Woman and This Man” and more as possible mega-moments from the July 17 Bash on the Beach set list. Slamabama will kick off the Bash on Friday with its reputation for bringing the party and creating a full-throttle experience for

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The night before, Slamabama will launch the Bash with its After releasing 11 studio signature stage presence, female lead energy, and albums, a greatest hits impressive two- and package and a Christmas three-part harmonies, all album, plus having more backed by a tight rhythm than 25 years of touring section. Slamabama has experience, Walker is a a reputation for bringing true country music gem. the party and creating a His opening act, full-throttle experience Troubadour, is a country for concertgoers. The group out of Fargo known group has performed at for strong vocals and a numerous celebrity and high energy stage presence. national sporting events, With a solid following the nation’s largest casinos and ongoing gig schedule, and historic theaters, and the four-piece band is national music festivals, a respected part of the including Country USA. Midwest music scene They open for Terri that’ll set the right mood Clark, Friday’s headliner. for the Bash on its second Clark is a Canadian-born and final night. country star who rose

to fame starting in 1995 when she was named Top New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music Awards. She has since won a Grammy, Juno Awards, Horizon Award, and six more top honors from the Academy as well as the Country Music Association. Clark’s albums have accounted for more than 20 hit singles, including multiple number ones in the U.S. and Canada, such as “If I Were You,” “In My Next Life,” “Girls Lie Too” and “You’re Easy on the Eyes.” With multiple albums, a lifetime of stages, and an enigmatic stage presence, Clark is a bright and memorable spark of country music talent.

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Water Carnival’s first-ever Citywide Garage Sale is happening July 9-10 BY DAWN DUNCAN

Sale has been years in the making. The event is For the Tribune modeled after similar sales It’s time to rummage in communities such as through those boxes, Alexandria, and was also closets, and drawers, inspired by long-standing empty the garage, and clean out the storage shed, community traditions like Fargo’s Dump Days. because shoppers will be Buyers can follow a flocking to the Northwest Water Carnival’s inaugural marked map of town that indicates which spots Citywide Garage Sale, will be featuring sales or happening Friday and promotions. The maps Saturday, July 9-10. will be free of charge and Sellers from throughout the Detroit Lakes area will be available for pick-up at involved, selling their wares the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce outside their homes and businesses. Sales will be held office from July 6 through during whatever timeframes 10. Sellers may purchase a participants choose, typically spot on the map for $10. The local Jaycees, which between early morning and head up the Water Carnival, late afternoon. encourage families and Water Carnival organizers said the Detroit kids to get involved in Lakes Citywide Garage the citywide sale in any

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The bargain hunt is on! WHAT: Water Carnival Citywide Garage Sale WHEN: Friday and Saturday, July 9-10 WHERE: Multiple locations around town; Maps can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce office starting July 6

fun ways they can think of, such as by setting up a lemonade stand or selling treats on the streets. Likewise, businesses and entrepreneurs are encouraged to take part by setting up informational tables and/or handing out free samples. Several charities around town will accept donation boxes of items not sold at

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A Citywide Garage Sale will be going on across Detroit Lakes as part of the 2021 Northwest Water Carnival festivities.

the citywide sales. So sellers, make those piles, fill those folding tables, and get ready to sell — and buyers, the

bargain hunt is on! The Citywide Garage Sale is sponsored by BTD and David-Donehower Funeral Home.

For more information, contact Water Carnival Admiral Mandie Tretbar at 320-444-5603 or visit dljaycees.com.

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The Parade of the Northwest will be making a splash again this year, with numerous floats and other entries parading down Washington Avenue. Parade-goers should expect to get wet if they stand close to the entries, and are invited to bring water balloons or water squirters to spray at the floats. Be respectful, however: Some floats will have “No Spray” signs on them; these entries have asked that they not get wet (like the girls on pageant floats, for example, who are wearing expensive gowns and don’t want them soaked). The parade will start at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 18. Tribune File Photos

The water fights are always a big, wet hit with kids and adults. This year’s water fights will be happening on Wednesday, July 14, with the kids fights at 5 PM and the adult fights at 7 PM.

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A howling good time Pet Show and Pet & Doll Parade give furry friends and friendly kids the chance to step into the spotlight BY DAWN DUNCAN

All types of creatures are entered in the Parade For the Tribune and Pet Show — not all The popular Pet & Doll have fur and paws; some Parade and annual Pet have beaks or scales! And, Show will return to this year’s Water Carnival. Kids dolls are welcome, too. Participating kids often throughout the region dress up themselves, their have been preparing and pets and their dolls in practicing all year long costumes for all to see. to dazzle the community Pet Show superstars of with their animal friends the past have included a and favorite toys. girl and her cat performing The parade will assemble multiple tricks for the at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, audience, and another girl July 17 in the parking lot making her own homemade of Holy Rosary School on dog treats to give out as Washington Avenue, and part of the prize packages. the procession will begin There have been singing at 10 am. Parade entries dogs, talking birds, quiet will travel south down turtles, mysterious snakes, Washington to City Park, and many more creatures ending at the City Park featured as part of the Bandshell, where the Pet show. Various shelters have Show will then take place also entered animals, giving them a spotlight that can at 10:30 a.m.

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WHAT: Pet & Doll Parade and Pet Show WHERE: Parade down Washington Avenue to City Park, Pet Show at City Park Bandshell WHEN: Parade at 10 a.m., Pet Show at 10:30

lead to their adoption. Becker Pet contributes to the prize packages by donating treats. This year’s parade is sponsored by First Security Bank and Pemberton Law Firm, with the Pet Show sponsored by Haga Kommer Ltd. For questions or to register, contact Admiral Mandie Tretbar at 320-4445603 or Dion Sgro at 218841-6094. More information can also be found online at dljaycees.com.

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Event times and places are subject to change. Visit dljaycees.com for the most up-to-date information. FRIDAY, JULY 9 ALL DAY Citywide Garage Sale; Map available at the Chamber of Commerce office 5-9 AM Kegs & Eggs w/ KFAN’s Power Trip Morning Show, at the City Pavilion; $5 admission 4-6 PM Lake Agassiz Regional Library’s 60th / Detroit Lakes’ 150th Birthday Bash, at the Detroit Lakes Library; Music by Tim Eggebraaten; Free 6 PM Ms. Northwest Pageant, at the City Pavilion; $5 admission 8:30 PM City of Detroit Lakes Water Carnival Kick-Off Party (Doors open at 7:30 PM), in front of Lakeside Tavern; Music by 32 Below; $5 admission 9:30 PM Night Frisbee Golf, at the City Park; Button admission SATURDAY, JULY 10 ALL DAY Citywide Garage Sale; Map available at the Chamber of Commerce office 7-9 AM Midsummer Bike Tour, at the City Pavilion; $25 individual, $60 family 8 AM Dangerzone Crazies Crash Course, at the City Beach; Button admission 8 AM - Noon Fly-in and Drive-in, at the Detroit Lakes Airport 8-11 AM Breakfast off the Beach, at Hub 41; Prices on the menu 10 AM - 1 PM Lakes Area Farmers Market, at Peoples Park; Free 11 AM Skydiving, at the Detroit Lakes Airport; With Skydive Fargo 11 AM Stomp That Stigma Remembrance Walk, at the City Pavilion 2 PM Demo Derby (Doors open at 1 PM), at the Becker County Fairgrounds; $10 adult, $5 kids

Time TBD Ping-Pong Tournament $5 TBA The Rec SUNDAY, JULY 11 FAMILY DAY (Unless otherwise noted, all these events require a button to get in; buttons are available from Jaycees members on site on the day of the event.) 9 AM Sidewalk Chalk Contest, at the City Park 9-11 AM Trolley Rides, at the City Park 9:30 AM Turtle/Frog Races, at the City Park 10 AM Sand Dig, at the City Beach 10:30 AM Toddler Trot, at the City Park 11 AM Ship Building, at the City Beach 11 AM - 1 PM Face Painting, at the City Park 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Kids Music, at the City Park; Music by Tim Eggebraaten Noon - 1 PM Family Picnic, at the City Park 1 PM Inner Tube Races, at the City Beach 1:30-3:30 PM Sand Castle Contest, at the City Beach 2 PM Pup Plunge, at J&K Marina; $5 per dog; Handlers 18+ 2:45 PM Watermelon Feed, at the City Park 3 PM Water Balloon/Egg Toss, at the City Park MONDAY, JULY 12 6 PM Junior Pageant, at the City Pavilion; $10 entry/Button admission 6 PM Xtreme Tippy Cup, at the City Park; $40/team of 4 6 PM Beach Soccer, at the City Beach; Button admission 8 PM Trivia, at the City Pavilion; $50/team of up to 6

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FRIDAY, JULY 16 11 AM - 2 PM Rotary Food Trucks, at the City Park 3-9 PM Inflatable Games, at the City Park; Wristbands will be available for purchase 6 PM (Doors Open) Bash on the Beach, at the City Beach; Music by Slamabama and Terri Clark; $20 SATURDAY, JULY 17 9 AM Water Carnival Fun Run; $25 for 13 and up, $10 for kids 5-12, free for kids 4 and under 10 AM Pet & Doll Parade (Line Up at 9:30 AM), starting at Holy Rosary Parking Lot; Button admission 10:30 AM Pet Show, at the City Park Bandshell; Button admission 10 AM Sand Volleyball Tournament (Registration at 9 AM), at Peoples Park; $20/team 11 AM Bean Bag Tournament (Registration at 10 AM), at the City Beach; $20/team and Button admission Noon - 3 PM Home Brew Beer Tasting, at the City Beach; $5 Noon - 3 PM Classic Car Show, at the City Park; $10 entry/Button admission 11 AM - Noon Family Picnic, at the City Park; Button admission 1 PM Junior Bean Bag Tournament, at the City Beach; Button admission Noon-9 PM Inflatable Games, at the City Park; Wristbands will be available for purchase 6 PM (Doors Open) Bash on the Beach, at the City Beach; Music by Troubadour and Clay Walker; $30 SUNDAY, JULY 18 8-11:30 AM Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast, at the City Pavilion; $6 1 PM Parade of the Northwest, along Washington Avenue; Free 3 PM Water Ski Show (Starts after the parade), at the City Beach; Free

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Carnival. The club selects two Admirals every year to serve as leaders of the event. As the 2021 Admirals, Korth and Tretbar are overseeing a packed event schedule that begins Friday, July 9 with Kegs & Eggs (with KFAN’s Power Trip Morning Show, at the City Park Pavilion) and ends July 18 with the annual Water Ski Show on Detroit Lake. In-between are more than 60 fun events spread out over 10 days, most of them happening on or near the City Beach and Park area, and all of them working together in celebration of one of Detroit Lakes’ most beloved and beautiful resources — the water. The community has cherished its Water Carnival since 1935, when the Jaycees first started

say the appreciation is amplified, as COVID-19 forced cancellation of the 2020 carnival and it was sorely missed. Korth and Tretbar said they’re eager to see the carnival and community back in full swing this summer, with people of all ages enjoying the Water Carnival while also paying homage to the city’s history as part of the 150th celebrations (for more on that, visit dl150.com) For both Admirals, the Water Carnival sparks fond memories. Korth is a born-andraised Detroit Lakes native who says growing up here was a fun experience, with the carnival being a yearly standout. “My first Water Carnival was when I was just two months old,” Korth laughs. “Water Carnival has always been a highlight of living here, and something I have

The Bash started 10 years ago and is a two-night, adults-only affair featuring “It’s truly a family celebration full national musical acts that on a stage set up of fun events and opportunities to perform at the City Beach. This year, Clay Walker, Terri connect with the community.” Clark, Troubadour and - Annette Korth, Water Carnival Admiral SLAMABAMA will round out the lineup. Tretbar commented, “Without the Jaycees, loved sharing with my include an Xtreme Tippy there is no Water Carnival, own son. It’s truly a family Cup competition, inaugural and we’re thrilled to be celebration full of fun City-Wide Garage Sale, bringing a stellar list of events and opportunities Water Balloon & Egg events to attendees.” to connect with the Toss, and several kids’ Proceeds from some community.” Korth recalls events, including the events, such as the Xtreme the traditional Sawdust Junior Pageant, Bean Bag Dig, where treasures Tournament, Turtle & Frog Tippy Cup competition, will go to Stomp the were buried in mounds of Races, and Pet and Doll Stigma, a nonprofit sawdust and kids spent Parade. Those, along with organization that promotes time digging and finding the annual Pup Plunge (a mental health awareness them. This event is now contest where dogs leap the Sand Dig, happening on into the lake off of a dock), and diminishment of social stigma around the public beach and with Bingo in the Pavilion, and mental illness. children excitedly digging many more daily events, Detroit Lakes has a to unearth treasures hidden are sure to make the Water Junior Chapter of the in the sand, souvenirs of Carnival’s triumphant Jaycees, meaning all the Water Carnival for return a success. members are 40 years old years to come. Bash on the Beach will or younger. It has been a Other standout events surely contribute to that happening this year success once again, too. Junior Chapter since its

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Located on Highway #10 East Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

218.844.3033

Been in business for 26 years!

Lakeshore 3000 LB capacity Alum. Vertical Pontoon Lift with 24 foot Canopy Frame and 18oz Canopy Vinyl

4,660

$ (LIMITED QUANTITIES)

00

cash & carry

Docks and Lifts for just about any Budget Largest supply of Used docks and Lifts in the Lakes area!!!!!

Also ava ilable in a stra ight roll-in 3 0 Foot $

2,598 00

Shore-Line 30 L Dock By Shore-Master 30 Foot Long Alum/Truss roll-in dock with (4 x 10 Sun-deck) Cedar decking

cash & car

3,462

ry

$

00

cash & carry

www.tsdockandlift.com

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