Ma & Pa Kettle Days 2023

 

August 18, 2023

Jana Peterson

Arlo Johnson, 2, takes an up-close shot to earn a flying disc from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

Ma & Pa Kettle Days showcased downtown Kettle River Saturday. Both sides of Highway 73 were bustling, as residents and area businesses turned out for a three-hour stationary parade along the main drag.

Jana Peterson

Grand marshal Sam Huhta and his wife, Linda, chatted with friends and neighbors under a nearby tarp.

A lively cornhole tournament attracted at least two dozen people to the lot next to the Tower Tap bar, while others chose to wander the main drag, where they could find food, friends and meet a variety of folks. That included farmers, four-wheeler enthusiasts, folks for and against the Talon mine down the road, and proud supporters of both major political parties, who set up at opposite ends of the thoroughfare. The weather was good to Kettle River, with only a few raindrops before moving on to greener pastures.

Along with food trucks, the Star Club sold Ma & Pa beef sandwiches, selling close to 80 at nearly $10 a pop. The pie social sold out of whole pies early on, and the busy day ended with bingo at the veterans building.


B&B Market Catering & Quality Meats. On top of Big Lake Hill in Cloquet.

 
 

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