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Kathy and Mark Simpson with their daughter, Mallory, at the counter of Spring Valley's A & W drive-in. Submitted photo
Kathy and Mark Simpson with their daughter, Mallory, at the counter of Spring Valley's A & W drive-in. Submitted photo
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Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:19 AM
Spring Valley’s A&W Drive-In is not only celebrating its 60th anniversary of operation this year, it is also marking the 20th anniversary of its annual A&W “End of Summer Cruise Night” Thursday evening during the 2016 Ag Days celebration.
  • Big inflatables to test climbing, pitching skills
    People will be able to see how high they can climb or track their fastest baseball pitch Sunday in South Park during Ag Days.
  • Hometown ball on a Saturday afternoon…
    Some of the Spring Valley and Wykoff area’s best hometown ballplayers will be on the field at South Park on Saturday, Aug. 20, to pitch and bat with all their might. 
  • Bluff Country will be in bloom Friday, Aug. 19.  
  • Free pie, free ice cream and free tunes have combined to make a popular event Sunday afternoon during Ag Days.
  • ‘Dracula, the Musical,’ features humor, not chills
    It’s a musical you can sink your fangs into.  
  • Cruise night marks 20th year of nostalgia at local A & W
    Spring Valley’s A&W Drive-In is not only celebrating its 60th anniversary of operation this year, it is also marking the 20th anniversary of its annual A&W “End of Summer Cruise Night” Thursday evening during the 2016 Ag Days celebration.
  • Women dominate Ag Days 6k race

    Women dominated the annual Ag Days 6k run on Spring Valley’s paved trail Saturday morning as the first four places were all females. It also helped to be young as four teens were among the top six places.

  • SVHS alumnus back in town with  ‘Oliver Twist’ for lawn tractor pull

    Joe Larsen of New Prague, Minn., a member of the Spring Valley High School class of 1973, was among the many contestants in the lawn tractor pull, a new event for Ag Days this year.

  • Thin Blue Line Memorial has  special meaning to local residents

    A couple local residents stayed close to the Thin Blue Line Memorial Vehicle, a car with the names of fallen Minnesota law enforcement officers on it, when it was displayed at Cruise Night Thursday at the A & W during Ag Days in Spring Valley.

  • Memorial vehicle to honor fallen  law enforcement officers at Cruise Night

    This vehicle puts a name to each Minnesota officer who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase, pleased to announce that the Thin Blue Line Memorial Vehicle, a car with the names of fallen Minnesota law enforcement officers on it, will appear at the Ag Days Cruise Night this Thursday, Aug. 13, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Spring Valley A & W Drive-In.      

  • Volleyball returns for fourth Ag Days tournament

    “I love playing volleyball. It’s another good way for us to get together during the town celebration.  It’s a blast,” said Spring Valley Ag Days volleyball tournament organizer Mandi Tart, looking forward to the tournament set to bump over the net at the South Park sand volleyball court on Saturday, Aug. 15, now becoming a tradition. 

  • The teen dance is in the South Park tennis court and has DJ Joe providing the music, according to Ag Days teen dance organizer Brad Ihrke, inviting teens to the supervised, alcohol-free event set for Friday, Aug. 14, featuring tunes, lights and prizes. 

  • “I like to show my quilts and just getting ready for the show.  All of us enjoy showing our quilts – the different kinds and designs show the individuality of the person who made it.  Some like darker prints, but I go for bright colors,” stated Jan Czapiewski, excited about bringing together thousands of creative stitches for the public to view at the Peaceful Valley Quilters’ annual Ag Days quilt show held at the Spring Valley Public Library Friday, Aug. 14, and Saturday, Aug. 15.

  • The Ag Days vendors’ market is back after a year off, but it will have a new location at South Park this year instead of Spring Creek Park.

  • Ag Days has a new kind of mixer, one that requires you to bring your own celery stir stick.  

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