Wednesday, July 17th, 2024 Church Directory
ALIYAH SZALBA gave a warm tribute to the first responders who helped rescue her following an early February accident in which she sustained critical injuries. (Patriot Photo by Bill Morgan).
MARK KOLBINGER, who orchestrated the Aliyah’s Army/First Responder Freedom Days event was also the event’s emcee. (Patriot Photo by Bill Morgan).
MINNESOTA VIKING GREAT TOMMY KRAMER (M) joined up with the Tom Eucker & Friends band to sing a favorite tune of Tommys. (Patriot Photo by Bill Morgan).
BASC MEMBERS AND FAMILY gathered at the BCC last week to play Bingo during Freedom Days. (Submitted Photo).
BASC MEMBER PAT THORLSON was on hand to participate in the BCC Bubble Party last wee. (Submitted Photo).
Freedom Days last Friday featured the Legion block party, which included a dance, the Becker Lions beer garden, a BBQ cookout (they sold out of burgers) and a silent auction against the backdrop of support for POW/MIA soldiers and the thin blue/red line flag signaling support for law enforcement and firefighters. (Patriot Photo by Mark Kolbinger).
The Becker American Legion block party drew a hefty crowd last Friday, as SainTrio provided the music. Here, a group of youngsters took to the dance floor to shake a limb to a Tommy Tutone hit, proving that even the next generation knows that Jenny’s phone number is 867-5309. (Patriot Photo by Mark Kolbinger).
The crowd at last Friday’s Becker Legion block party spilled out of the building onto the front apron as people enjoyed live music, good food and cold beer. (Patriot Photo by Mark Kolbinger).
The FREEDOM DAYS CAR SHOW went off without a hitch on Friday at the Becker High School parking lot. (Patriot Photo by Deven Haas).
The FREEDOM DAYS Farmer’s Market was well attended last Friday under sunny skies. (Patriot Photo by Deven Haas).
VENDORS who missed out on Saturday’s main event still set up shop around town to the delight of consumers. (Patriot Photo by Deven Haas).
BUSINESSES THAT OCCUPY THE PROFESSIONAL BUILDING IN BECKER held a drive-thru picnic lunch to big crowds during last week’s Freedom Days events. (Patriot Photo by Bill Morgan).

Freedom Days halted due to weather

With the serious potential of heavy and lasting rain last Saturday, the City of Becker decided it was in the best interests of all involved to cancel Saturday’s Freedom Days events which included the parade.

With the parade set to begin at 2 p.m., most people began getting word about the cancellation at or around 10 a.m. with forecasts of 100% probability of rain right about start-up time.

Many people agreed with the call while others expressed disdain on social media sites. At the time they decided to cancel the day, some areas in middle Sherburne County were receiving just a slight drizzle or no rain in the late morning hours. However, the forecast did not change in favor of better weather and the decision to cancel was issued.

A few of the vendors that were awaiting the start of Saturday’s festivities found areas in Becker to carry out their goal of providing nourishing treats and edibles to whoever still wanted to venture out into the cloudy and rainy skies. 

The City mentioned in their cancellation notice that they may try and reschedule the parade and other festivities at a later date.