Father Hennepin Festival • June 7-9, 2013 • Champlin
Champlin residents kick off the first post-school summer weekend with Father Hennepin Festival. The weekend’s events included a parade, carnival, softball tournament, petting zoo, skateboard competition, ice cream social at Dunning School, a car show, business expo, fireworks, garden tours, live music and more.
Retired businessman George Hutson (center) rolls down West River Road accompanied by his children and grandchildren in his convertible Bentley. Pictured from left to right are Max Nelson, Jessica Nelson, George Hutson, Ana Hutson and Marco Hutson. In the passenger seat is George’s daughter Lisa Nelson and driving is his son, Todd Hutson. George was chosen as this year’s parade grand marshal for his dedication to the community of Champlin including his volunteer work with Champlin’s Crive Prevention Fund.