Rainbow Corral Critters brought the petting zoo to the On the Road Again festivities on Oct. 5, 2013. The cuddly critters will be back again this Saturday, Oct. 4, along with other family-friendly events, such as a new Union Pacific mini train, a flea market, face painting and duck races. (file photo)
South St. Paul Jaycees team member Jessica Trisko stirred the group's booya entry during the annual World Championship Booya contest in 2013. The World Championship Booya is back again this year, as booya cooks battle for the best Midwestern stew Saturday, Oct. 4. (file photo)
'On the Road Again' hosts Boucha, new mini train
While kicking back with a couple of "Hammies" beers after a successful rodeo in South St. Paul, Walt Books and his buddy Bob Yanz started brewing up another attraction to keep the small town on the map: a booya contest.
And it wasn't just going to be a local shindig. Books wanted it to be big. So big, he dubbed it the "World Championship Booya" in 1982, a name that eventually attracted national news coverage and an intense rivalry with other booya organizers — in particular, a Wisconsin newspaper columnist — over Books's claim that South St. Paul is the booya capital of the U.S.
We're looking for photos that represent why Inver Grove Heights is such a wonderful place to call home and who better than you to show us! The contest deadline is Monday, December 1, 2014. You do not need to be an Inver Grove Heights resident to enter the contest but photographs must be taken with City limits.
Mt. Bethel Church in Inver Grove Hgts. is hosting their annual Fall Craft Boutique on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9:00 - 3:00. There will be many homemade crafts such as Christmas items, quilts, mittens, doll clothes etc as well as a bake sale. A light lunch is also available for purchase. We are located 2 blocks east of Cahill Ave at 3239 70th St. East.