Tuesday, October 23, 2012
After city staff recommended discontinuing the annual carnival, the Richfield City Council will discuss the event Tuesday night.
Shortly after the 2012 Richfield Hometown Fourth of July Celebration, City Manager Steve Devich composed a memo to the city council suggesting the carnival be removed from the festivities due to a high number of police contacts and the presence of several gangs. After a small media storm in late September, the matter will be discussed Tuesday night during a special city council session. At the council's Sept. 25 meeting, Council Member Pat Elliott said some residents may be under the impression the city is considering canceling the entire event. "There's a significant amount of information that's still going to come our way," he said at the meeting. "[The carnival] is one part of it and it's entitled to some discussion." Elliott also said …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
A brief recap of this year's festivities
Richfield's 33rd annual Fourth of July Celebration brought unbelieveably high temperatures and steamy, humid air. (Click on the blue article link to see the photo galleries.) Kiddie Parade PHOTOS: Kids Rock Tricked-Out Trikes For Kiddie Parade More than 100 babies, toddlers and kids rode their trikes, bikes and scooters, or hitched a ride in a wagon or stroller Monday night. Family Night PHOTOS: Locals Brave the Heat For Richfield's Family Night Despite the unfriendly temperatures, hundreds of parents and kids participated in nail painting, hat making, coloring and dancing activities Monday night. Kidsdance performed until families settled on the grass to watch "The Smurfs" on an inflatable, big-screen. Car Show PHOTOS: Resident Takes Home…
Friday, July 6, 2012
The ladies were crowned during a coronation ceremony Thursday night.
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- Todd Bauer
Friday, July 6, 2012
Richfield's Hometown Fourth of July Celebration came to an end Thursday evening after crowning three Richfield Ambassadors and two Junior Ambassadors. Andrea Camacho-Castillo, Stephanie Chavez-Estrada and Aleks Jeffrey became the new ambassadors, while Adeline Carson and Mara Lien became the newest junior ambassadors. The Richfield High School auditorium was filled with family and friends to say goodbye to the 2011-12 royalty members and welcome the new. Departing ambassadors were Michele Heinecke, Eylani Sanchez and Molly Coughlin, along with junior ambassadors Tejas Ramanujam and Lorellei Schwab. A few of the highlights were the album cover personal presentation, the on-stage question, new candidate video, ambassadors video and a dance …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
A heat filled day ends with colorful works of art above Veterans Memorial Park.
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- Todd Bauer
Thursday, July 5, 2012
A record setting 101-degree day did not stop spectators from filling Veterans Memorial Park to watch the amazing 30 minute fireworks show for the annual Richfield Fourth of July Fireworks display. So many colors, shapes and sounds. First came the to ground shaking boom, a pop up above, then the sky would fill with bright colorful light that would illuminate the ground beneath and finally the crowd would answer back with a resounding ooh and aah. Some of the shapes were rings, hearts, smile face, X0's and a star. Happy Fourth of July from Richfield Patch. Stay tuned for photos from Thursday night's coronation event. *** Other related articles:
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Beat this year's July 4 heat at one of the Twin Cities' many events, picnics, parades and celebrations.
While Richfield boasts a great fireworks display, as well as festivities all day long, you many want to peruse some other area events. The above map has a variety of local event details. Happy Fourth of July!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Richfeld Hometown 4th of July Celebration featured Family Night Monday.
With temperatures topping out at 99 degrees Monday night, hundreds of locals braved the sweltering air to be merry at the Richfield Hometown 4th of July Family Night event at Veterans Memorial Park. The evening kicked off with the annual Kiddie Parade and music and entertainment was provided by Kidsdance. Event goers dined on 50-cent hotdogs, chips and sodas, and did their best hula and cha-cha. The heat prompted a fire hydrant to be opened up for kids, and adults, to cool themselves before sliding down an inflatable replica of the Titantic sinking. The night ended with a showing of "The Smurfs" on a large, inflatable big screen. See what you missed in the photo gallery above and add your own photos from the event by clicking on "Add …
The annual Kiddie Parade at the Richfield Hometown 4th of July Family Night brings decked out kids and their tricked out rides.
More than 100 babies, toddlers and kids took part in the annual Richfield Hometown 4th of July Kiddie Parade during Family Night Monday evening. The temperature peaked at 99 degrees around 7 p.m., but that didn't stop 'em. Parents pushed decorated strollers, while some of the more seasoned riders glided down the walkway at Veterans Memorial Park on bedazzled bikes, trikes, scooters and wagons. Many kids wore smiles, while others had some rather interesting expressions as they passed onlookers. The Family Night festivities were sponsored by Richfield Bloomington Credit Union. Enjoy the photo gallery above and add your own photos by clicking "Add Photos and Video." Stay tuned for more galleries and stories as the celebration week marches on…
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The six-day event gives the public a lot of options for fun. Take our poll below and share your thoughts in the comments section,
The flags and banners along 66th Street East near Veterans Memorial Park were hung with care this last week in anticipation of the Richfield Hometown 4th of July Celebration. As a Richfield native, I've participated in nearly every aspect of the celebration from singing along to The Rockin' Hollywoods' version of "Pretty Woman" at the annual street dance to oohing and awing over the fireworks display. (However, I don't miss the marching in the parade during my high school cheerleading days. Awful tanlines.) The festivities kicked off with the annual carnival on Saturday and will end with the Richfield Ambassador Coronation July 5, with plenty of fun, family friendly activities to enjoy in between. I want to know what your favorite part of …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Richfield City Council presented the group with a certificate of appreciation Tuesday night.
Since 1980, resident volunteers have worked hard to put the now multi-day Richfield Hometown 4th of July Celebration together for all to enjoy. To recognize that hard work, the Richfield City Council presented the celebration’s committee with a certificate of appreciation. “This is not a city sponsored event,” Mayor Debbie Goettel said as she presented the certificate. “This is all done by volunteers.” This year’s event begins Saturday, June 30 with the traditional carnival and ends *Thursday, July 5 with the Richfield Ambassador and Junior Ambassador Coronation. Committee Vice President Andrew Seffrood and President Katie Robison accepted the certificate Tuesday night. “We have a lot of people who spend a lot of time, a lot of energy and …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
What's happening around town for the annual Independence Day shindig? Find out here!
Since 1980 Richfield has been putting on the Richfield Hometown 4th of July celebration as a way to bring the community together. Since its inception, the celebration has turned into a nearly week-long event of entertainment, activities and family fun. The following is a guide to all the events happening during the celebration. All events will be held at Veterans Memorial Park unless otherwise specified: Carnival from 1-11 p.m. Carnival open from 1-11 p.m. Family Night from 5-11 p.m. Make sure to stop by the Richfield Patch tent during the event for Patch goodies, treats, some coloring time for the kids and much more! Carnival, Car Show and Street Dance events from 4-11 p.m. Carnival, Parade and Fireworks Display events from 11 a.m. to 11 …