Here is the 2018-19 Spring Valley Royalty that was coronated on Dam Days Sunday (9-23-18). Pictured (L to R) are: Princess Rachel Bell, Miss Spring Valley Alexis Megrane, 1st Princess Rebecca Schneider and Princess Sina Nystrom. Photo by Paul J. Seeling
Here is the 2018-19 Spring Valley Royalty that was coronated on Dam Days Sunday (9-23-18). Pictured (L to R) are: Princess Rachel Bell, Miss Spring Valley Alexis Megrane, 1st Princess Rebecca Schneider and Princess Sina Nystrom. Photo by Paul J. Seeling

SPRING VALLEY, WI – It is rather amazing that the Spring Valley Middle High School (SVMHS) was damaged by high winds and driving rain last Thursday evening, September 20, but the rest of the Village of Spring Valley essentially escaped any of that damage. The skies started clearing to blue and sunny on Friday afternoon and it was perfect all weekend for the 51st Annual Spring Valley Dam Days Celebration.

There were bargains galore all over the Village with numerous Dam Days Garage Sales going on Thursday, Friday and many continued through the weekend.

The Spring Valley Lions Club did a wonderful job again of organizing the celebration with the support of the Village and many other groups and businesses. The Lions had their grill fired up on Friday afternoon and began serving those “World famous” Lion burgers throughout the weekend along with hot dogs. The tasty meat came from A Butchery Shoppe, and the fresh buns (3,500 of them) were provided by the Spring Valley Bakery.

The 51st Annual Spring Valley Dam Days Celebration festivities on Friday evening included the always popular Garden Tractor Pull on McKay Avenue starting in front of Sneakers Pub and Eatery. The Beer Garden featured the great live music of the “TC Cats” playing in the Old Ford Garage for plenty of toe tapping and dancing.

Dam Days Saturday morning dawned bright and beautiful in Spring Valley for the 7th Annual SV Cancer Fund Poker Walk/Run and the 36th Annual 5 and 10K Dam Days Family Run. There was a well attended Craft and Vendor Sale on McKay Avenue this year as well as a Pie and Ice Cream Social. The ever-popular Classic Car/Truck/Track Show was up on the grounds of the SV Senior Living and Health Care Campus again. The Horseshoes were ringing at the annual Tournament at Handy Andy Park. The Children’s Petting Zoo was busy, as were the Inflatable Rides, Bean Bag Toss and SV Hawks Dart Tournament.

Don Blegen gave another interesting History presentation including the showing of the Dr. Fast films from 1938 to 1940 in conjunction with the Spring Valley Public Library. There was an excellent movie and panel discussion presentation by MOSES on the current state of farming.

Other Dam Days Saturday afternoon activities included Minnow and Bicycle Races, Fire Truck Rides, an exciting Kids Coin Hunt and the Classic Car/Truck Motorcade through the Village. The Football Challenge was a “hit” as usual as was the Kids Pedal Tractor Pull.

Saturday evening for the 51st Annual Spring Valley Dam Days Celebration started off with the rollicking “Folliez” Performance featuring some great local talent acts at the Stage Hands Theatre. The weather was again perfect for the Dam Days Saturday night Street Dance with “Rizer” laying down the beat to move your feet.

This article will conclude next week.