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Czech Festival withstands the heat

POSTED: August 1, 2012 12:00 p.m.
Linda Mowery-Denning/

Czech queens and Czech queen candidates gathered Saturday morning at the annual political coffee at Wilson's After Harvest Czech Festival. With them in the back row are Mike Zamrzla, a Wilson native who works for U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, Kansas state Rep. Steven Johnson, an Assaria Republican.

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 The Czech Capital of Kansas was rockin’ on the wildside this past weekend, with a combination of new and traditional events designed to please both young and old alike at the 52nd Wilson After Harvest Czech Festival.
For the first time, the festival ran across three days, each one hotter than the last.
Despite the heat, Czech Fest Committee chairperson Kayla Cullens declared it a success.
“I think it’s going great,” Cullens said. “We’ve had such a great turnout Thursday night during our kick-off party. They sold out of food, which is what we wanted. We’ve had nothing but great comments so far.”

Pick up a copy of the Aug. 2, 2012, edition of the Ellsworth County I-R for much more on this year's After Harvest Czech Festival.

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