Williams Potato Day Celebrates 70 Year Anniversary


October 14, 2023

Front row: Jane Wilson Anderson Second row: Jonel Axtel, Lori Knudson Olson, Janet Johnson, Third row: Larry Cole, Marie Pederson, Mary Ann LaChapalle Bell, Jan Block Olson Back row: Ray Loftgren, Steve Christianson, Dave Pederson , Rod Axtel

by Laurel Latham

Saturday, October 7th was a chilly 45 degrees, but the sun was shining and the sidewalks on both sides of Main Street in Williams were lined with many looking forward to watching the Potato Day Parade. Neighbors were happily greeting neighbors. Former residents of Williams travel from the Cities and throughout Minnesota, or even out of state, to attend the much beloved Potato Day celebration in Williams.

Potato Day celebrates the harvest of potato farmers in the area who have grown potatoes for decades and whose families continue to grow potatoes. Farmers like C.R.O Sorre...

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