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F A THER HENNEPIN FES TIV AL Champlin Chronicle Father Hennepin Festival June 8-10, 2012 Join us as we celebrate the 2012 Father Hennepin Festival (FHF). With the Mississippi River as the backdrop there will be a carnival of events and activities to choose from this year. For kids there is a petting zoo, for families a bike ride through the park reserve, for adults there is music under the main tent and for seniors there is a “Cruisin’ Down the River” jazz band luncheon. There is truly something for everyone at the FHF. The hunt for the FHF medallion will lead you to $500 and bragging rights at this year’s festival. Use your knowledge of Champlin to locate the winning medallion and gain new insight into the local geography while on your hunt. The first clue will be available on Monday, June 4 and future clues will be distributed daily at the Champlin SuperAmerica. A festival button, which is also available for sale at SuperAmerica, is required to obtain clues. If your family has gold fever after searching for the FHF medallion, continue the search for coins on Saturday, June 9 at the Wells Fargo Youth Coin Search booth located on West River Road. Children will be able to search for $500 in miscellaneous coins that are scattered throughout sand. This event requires a festival button. You must sign-up for this event at the Recreation Business Expo. booth. It wouldn’t be a festival without a parade! The FHF parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8. The parade will travel along West River Road between Douglas Drive and East Hayden Lake Road. You can be a part of the festivities by judging the marching bands for the People’s Choice Award. Spectators will be able to text their choice on Friday night. Voting details will be distributed the night of the parade and posted online beginning June 6 at www.fatherhennepinfestival.com Exciting new bands have been Bu olm tton invited to rock the night on erh d C o S r eated by Elly Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9. Sell Out Stereo, a high energy quintet will be playing on Friday night from 8 p.m. to Midnight. On Saturday the music cranks up at 1:30 p.m. with Bad Girlfriends, followed by The Devon Worley Band from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., closing with returning band Uncle Chunk from 8 p.m. to Midnight. Fishing, power boat races and a historic river crossing all take advantage of our connection to the Mississippi River. Mayor Uglem and the City Council are sponsoring a kids fishing contest on Sunday, June 10 at the Mill Pond, accessed from Doris A. Kemp Park, at 10:30 a.m. A festival button is required for this event. Power boat races will be held on the Mississippi River on June 10 at Noon, with the best viewing from lower Mississippi Point Park. Following the boat races, at 1 p.m., Boy Scout Troop #276 will re-enact the famous river crossing by Father Hennepin. Champlin is a City with a rich history. Join the Historical Society on Saturday, June 9 or Sunday, June 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Dunning School for an old-time Ice Cream Social and a chance to learn about our past. Fireworks will be going off on Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. with best viewing from the main tent area and the Champlin Plaza Shopping Center parking lot. Filtration Engineering is sponsoring this exciting event. We encourage you to support all of the sponsors listed on page 3 that have chosen to invest in our community through their financial commitment to the Father Hennepin Festival. Thanks to our sponsors, we have a spectacular FHF planned for this year and we look forward to seeing you there! city of WHAT’S INSIDE 3 • Grand Marshal 4 • Festival Parade 5 • Friday Festival Events 5 • Saturday Festival Events 7 • Sunday Festival Events 10 • Code Enforcement Corner 12 • 2012 Resident Survey 15 • Andrews Park Brick Campaign 2 012

Father Hennepin Festival June 8-10, 2012

Join us as we celebrate the 2012 Father Hennepin Festival (FHF). With the Mississippi River as the backdrop there will be a carnival of events and activities to choose from this year. For kids there is a petting zoo, for families a bike ride through the park reserve, for adults there is music under the main tent and for seniors there is a “Cruisin’ Down the River” jazz band luncheon. There is truly something for everyone at the FHF.

The hunt for the FHF medallion will lead you to $500 and bragging rights at this year’s festival. Use your knowledge of Champlin to locate the winning medallion and gain new insight into the local geography while on your hunt. The first clue will be available on Monday, June 4 and future clues will be distributed daily at the Champlin SuperAmerica. A festival button, which is also available for sale at SuperAmerica, is required to obtain clues.

If your family has gold fever after searching for the FHF medallion, continue the search for coins on Saturday, June 9 at the Wells Fargo Youth Coin Search booth located on West River Road. Children will be able to search for $500 in miscellaneous coins that are scattered throughout sand. This event requires a festival button. You must sign-up for this event at the Recreation Business Expo. Booth.

It wouldn’t be a festival without a parade!

The FHF parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8. The parade will travel along West River Road between Douglas Drive and East Hayden Lake Road. You can be a part of the festivities by judging the marching bands for the People’s Choice Award.

Spectators will be able to text their choice on Friday night. Voting details will be distributed the night of the parade and posted online beginning June 6 at www.fatherhennepinfestival.com

Exciting new bands have been invited to rock the night on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9. Sell Out Stereo, a high energy quintet will be playing on Friday night from 8 p.m. to Midnight. On Saturday the music cranks up at 1:30 p.m. with Bad Girlfriends, followed by The Devon Worley Band from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., closing with returning band Uncle Chunk from 8 p.m. to Midnight.

Fishing, power boat races and a historic river crossing all take advantage of our connection to the Mississippi River. Mayor Uglem and the City Council are sponsoring a kids fishing contest on Sunday, June 10 at the Mill Pond, accessed from Doris A. Kemp Park, at 10:30 a.m. A festival button is required for this event. Power boat races will be held on the Mississippi River on June 10 at Noon, with the best viewing from lower Mississippi Point Park. Following the boat races, at 1 p.m., Boy Scout Troop #276 will re-enact the famous river crossing by Father Hennepin.

Champlin is a City with a rich history. Join the Historical Society on Saturday, June 9 or Sunday, June 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Dunning School for an old-time Ice Cream Social and a chance to learn about our past.

Fireworks will be going off on Saturday night at 10:15 p.m. with best viewing from the main tent area and the Champlin Plaza Shopping Center parking lot. Filtration Engineering is sponsoring this exciting event. We encourage you to support all of the sponsors listed on page 3 that have chosen to invest in our community through their financial commitment to the Father Hennepin Festival. Thanks to our sponsors, we have a spectacular FHF planned for this year and we look forward to seeing you there!

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