Heritage Days kicking off summer in Two Harbors

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Sunday July 9th, was the final day for Two Harbor’s Heritage Days kicking off summer. From local music to great food to fun for the whole family, the Two Harbors community welcomed everyone to enjoy summer.

Cheryl Sundstrom, the Chairperson of Heritage Days, said the first celebration began with a class reunion. “it’s been going on for at least 35 years. Before that, it was known as sidewalk days and railroad days. So it’s kind of been a tradition carrying on and it’s all about just bring the work together,” Sundstrom said.

“There’s thousands of people that come down for the parade. It’s a city sponsored event. We have approximately 80 vendors music all weekend. Every day there’s something different.” Some of the entertainment Sundstrom said people enjoy are the helicopter rides, and meeting new people.

The Two Harbors local Firefighters also held a pancake breakfast fundraiser, where they raised over $2,000. Cody Havlick, the Chairman of the Pancake Breakfast Committee, also said the proceeds would go towards local non-profit organizations. “It’s the one big event in the summer that takes everyone in Two Harbors and surrounding areas that get together,” Havlick said. “Our pancake breakfast, has been a staple of the community for many, many years. And lots of people look forward to it.”

Heritage Days kicking off summer is also a wonderful opportunity for Northland businesses to make connections with residents in Two Harbors. Mark Christiansen, the owner of Mister Dister BBQ said that he’s been a vendor at Heritage Days for over eight years, and he keeps coming back because of the people. “You get a following and you just keep coming back and they just keep growing,” Christiansen said. “It’s well-organized. It’s an easy event to set up, tear down and to sell it and makes it just very easy to do. Everybody up here is just a blast.”

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