Annandale | Bu alo | Cokato | Darwin | Dassel | Delano | Glencoe | Howard Lake | Hutchinson | Kimball | Lester Prairie Litch eld | Loretto | Maple Lake | Maple Plain | Mayer | Montrose | Mound | New Germany | Norwood Young America Rockford | Silver Lake | South Haven | St. Bonifacius | Waconia | Watertown | Waverly | Winsted Senior Con n e c t ion s is distributed to: May/June 2022 VOLUME 4 | NO. 3 Senior Con n e ct ion s HJ.COM BY NANCY DASHWOOD Enterprise Dispatch Editor With the grass greening up and the robins sing- ing in the trees, we can see summer just around the corner. And after a couple of years of quarantine and cancellations, people are ready to get out and about again and enjoy the best of summertime. Here are some fun outdoor events that are coming up soon. Put them on your calendar and make plans to enjoy! County Fairs The Wright County Fair takes place Wednesday, July 20 to Sunday, July 24. The fairgrounds are lo- cated three blocks north of Hwy. 12 on County Road 6, near the Howard Lake Water tower. (Watch out for that low railroad bridge on Hwy. 6!) Several dirty favorites are slated: the demolition derby, combine derby, and tractor and truck pull will be inging mud throughout the fair. Also popular: the Ag Education Building, and shows by Chopper, the World’s Nuttiest DJ and Sher- win Linton. The Wright County Outstanding Senior Citizen Awards are also distributed at the fair. See www.wrightcountyfair.org for more details as they are added. The Meeker County Fair takes place Wednesday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 7. Fairgrounds are located at 1230 N. Armstrong Ave. in Litch eld. A senior citizen pass, available to folks age 70 and older is available - and it’s free! For those not at that golden age, the fair o ers free gate admission Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m for those showing their business card, or wear- ing company apparel. The fair features both livestock and food and ne arts exhibitors. Watch www.meekerfair.com for details as they be- come available. The Carver County Fair takes place Wednesday, Aug. 10 to Sunday Aug. 14. Fairgrounds are located at 501 W. 3rd St. in Waconia. Thursday is Senior Citizen Day. Seniors age 60 and over get half-price admission from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Carver County Senior Citizen of the Year program typically takes place this day. Admission is free to the public beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday evening. Favorites at this fair include pig racing, the rock paper scissors tournament, and the demo derby. Watch www.carvercountyfair.com for details as they are added. Fun in the sun: check out this summer’s fairs and cit y celebrations FILE PHOTO Cokato’s Corn carnival draws crowds each summer. There’s something fun in the area nearly every weekend. More SUMMER ACTIVITIES on Pg 2