Wadena Neighborhood News
Gillette Kempf, owner of Borealis Books, asked the city of Wadena on Aug. 14 to pass a motion to permit a band to perform in Burlington Northern Park during First Friday events in September and October 2007 and May through October 2008. First Fridays is a downtown event where children of all ages are invited to create sidewalk chalk art in front of certain participating businesses. Also, guided tours of the Alley Arts project are held on the hour, leaving from the Village Emporium Coffee House. She thought music in the park would add to the ambiance and festivity of the event. Kempf would like to have family-oriented folk/acoustic type music and thought the musicians could perform near the fountain on the east side of the park. She also asked if groups could have a hat out for tips. The council gave approval for the music.