Monticello Riverfest

Many people would never change something that’s already good. Riverfest 2012 did just that. And for taking a chance, they were rewarded. See, for years, Riverfest has had a working pattern. A small addition every couple of years adds to the fun, but rarely alters people’s plans. This year, the changes got a bit more [...]

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Despite high early morning temperatures and humidity, nearly 400 runners (393) showed up to compete in the annual Riverfest 5k. None of them competed quite as well as Phil LaVallee. LaVallee, a now-former Magic running star, turned in a time of 16:07.83 to finish nearly 14 seconds ahead of his closest competitor. Not bad for a [...]

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By Pam Loidolt, Director As always, Monticello’s Riverfest celebration was a great success. Many, many people worked very hard to make it a fun time for all and they deserve our thanks. I want to thank the many senior center volunteers for all they did for Riverfest – helping with duck adoptions, making desserts for [...]

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As this year’s Monticello Riverfest wrapped up, one could find many differing descriptions of just how the annual town celebration went. “Perfect,” said Sandy Suchy, director of the Monticello Chamber of Commerce. “I think it turned out exceptionally well,” argued Mayor Clint Herbst. And Wes Olson, one of the key players in the Riverfest scene, [...]

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