Summer Fun in Victoria

There’s always something fun to do in the summer in Victoria.  I took the following pictures on various occasions this summer — at one of the many Classic Car evenings in downtown Victoria, at a couple of the many Concerts in the Park held at Lions Park in Victoria, and at the Lions Tournament Weekend which is also held at Lions Park.

Editor Sue

Rick and Janney Stucki enjoy Classic Cars and each other.

Mary Moore and a 1937 Ford owned by Jerry Hartman.

Steve Schmieg and the 1968 Chevy Camaro that he’s had since 2007.

Keith Schmieg and the first fire truck purchased by the Victoria Fire Dept in 1930.  It’s a 1929 Chevy.

Jerry Bohn, former mayor of Victoria, and his wife Marlene are not parked at the Classic Car Show.  They are parked on 81st Street next to Lions Park, listening to a Concert in the Park in their red Camaro.

Mary Hershberger Thun, former mayor of Victoria, and her husband Dave.

Joe Pavelko won a seat on the Victoria City Council in the November 2012 election.  His family includes wife Alicia, daughter Lucy, and son Marcus.

Trent Seashore of Eden Prairie and Rosie, his 2-year old Golden Retriever who was more interested in his owner than the concert in the park.

David Keiski, not a stranger in Victoria,  and the Wondercure Band from Eden Prairie returned to Victoria for a concert in the park.  In the early 1980’s, David sang at The Pirate’s Cove, a lounge located at that time on the second floor of the Creamery building, above the Victoriana restaurant.

In 1987 David ran Victor Victoria’s, a restaurant located in the Feedmill.  It became the Victoria House in 1988.

Listening to the Big Band Sound of the Bend in the River Band (l-r):  Roger Leuthner, Ken Schmieg, Norbie Derhaag, John Scott.

Jerry Schmieg, former mayor of Victoria, and Ann Mahnke, Victoria Director of Park and Rec.

At the end of a concert, Loane and Joyce Burau.

John and Ruth Kroening.  It was a beautiful evening.

Tammy and Victoria Lion Mike Kroening, hand in hand and head to head, under the North Shelter of Lions Park at the Lions Tournament Weekend.

Front (l-r):  Loane Burau,. John Wilhoit, LeRoy Miller.  Back:  Ray Notermann, Pat Aretz, LeRoy Worm, Jeff Jesberg.  All seven of them were on the old Grain Belt Kirsch Distributor team.  They played every year since the Lions Tournament started in 1968 … slow pitch softball … until 1982 when they switched to modified fastpitch softball until 1996.