Updated: 06/10/2014 2:23 AM
Created: 06/09/2014 9:15 AM WDIO.com
We spoke with Kris Eide and Crystal Taylor about Enger Tower and Park's 75th Anniversary Monday morning. Crystal is with Viva Public Relations and has been working to involve the whole community in the event. Kris is a former President of the Son's of Norway, and clued us in on the tower's history and its special connection with Norway.
The free event is on Sunday, June 15 and runs from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Enger Park (at Skyline Parkway off Hank Jensen Drive). A full schedule of the day can be found at the end of this article.
Come celebrate with food trucks from Green Mill, The Rambler and Chowhaul; music by My 95.7; children's activities from Duluth Art Institute, Duluth Children's Museum and Son's of Norway Duluth SunFundays; an official program by Mayor Ness; and Evolve Duluth Yoga in the Park.
There will also be a tour of the park featuring Enger Tower, the Rotary Peace Pavilion, Julia Newell Marshall Gazebo and the Japanese Peace Garden. Tour talks will be facilitated by representatives from Rotary Club 25, Duluth Sister Cities International, Son's of Norway Duluth and Collaborative Design Group.
For more info about the event, click on their Facebook page.
Anniversary Celebration Schedule:
Sunday, June 15, 2014 Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - Event Start (Food trucks open & music by My 95.7)
11:00 a.m. - Children's Activities
1:00 p.m. - Official program by Mayor Ness
2:00 p.m. - Tour talk
3:00 p.m. - Tour talk & Evolve Duluth Yoga in the Park
4:00 p.m. - Tour talk
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