VillageFest in St. Anthony


St. Anthony’s VillageFest activities benefited from slightly better weather than we’ve had lately, for the Friday, Aug. 5 parade and after-parade party at the St. Anthony Village Shopping Center, and almost perfect weather on Saturday Aug. 6 for activities at Central Park.

Above, Thyra Pikturna pets a goat at the Lions Club Petting Zoo; below, Todd Hanson cooks brats at Kiwanis booth

SWAT Officer Mark Dozken drives the new East Metro Police SWAT Vehicle.

St. Anthony IHOP pancake’s hi fiving with the kids,

and feet are ready to start the 5K run.

Above, Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff Ethan Weinzierl visits with 15 month old law enforcement dog Eddie, and below, Mike Tholkes looks at Boy Scouting information with scout leaders Russ and Andrea Holsten.

The St. Anthony City Council.
VillageFest 5K winners

The top five male finishers in the  VillageFest 5K race held Saturday morning, with their times, were Chris Lawson, age 17 of Minneapolis, 16:02; Joe Louiselle, age 15 of Minneapolis, 16:07; Kevin Burns, age 39 of St. Anthony, 17:32; Darin Zielsdorf, age 41 of New Brighton, 17:47; and Nick Lawson, age 14 of Minneapolis, 18:37.

Female racers in the top five were: Kathy Olson, age 25 of St. Anthony, 20:08; Allie Picard, age 17 of New Brighton, 20:54; Melissa Marsh, age 14 of St. Anthony, 21:00; Bridget Gustafson, age 16 of Minneapolis, and Lorna Byerly, age 47 of St. Paul, 22:20.