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South St.

Paul
Kaposia Days
Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24
2018

Supplement to the South-West Review | Week of June 17, 2018 | Lillie Suburban Newspaper, Inc.
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Kaposia Days 2018: time to celebrate the city


The first Kaposia Days was orga-
nized more than 40 years ago with just
a handful of activities designed to fos-
ter a sense of community in South St.
Paul.
These days, the event is bigger and
better than ever, and includes street
dances, fireworks and parades. This
year, there are some new events to help
make the weekend festival even more
welcoming to residents of all ages.
Kaposia Days President Holly Coc-
chiarella said the new events include a
movie in the park on June 22 after the
Grande Parade. “The Love Bug” will be
showing at Central Square Amphithe-
ater.
“There’s usually nothing going on
for kids after the parade. We’re just file photo
looking for something new on Friday,” Residents will once again stay in town for Kaposia Days 2018, lining the streets for parades and attending events celebrat-
Cocchiarella said. ing their city.
On Sunday, June 24, there will be
times can be found at www.kaposia- The medallion hunt is back again 5:30 p.m. on June 22 if the medallion is
a skatepark set up at Sixth Avenue
days.org. this year. Participants in the hunt use not found. In the event that the medal-
North and Marie Avenue, near Cen-
“We’re always looking for more clues to search for a medallion the size lion is not found, the prize money will be
tral Square. Running from noon to 5
things for teenagers to do. Young kids of a hockey puck that’s hidden some- added to next year’s prize. Complete rules
p.m., skateboarders from 3rd Lair Skate
are easy ... we’re looking to add things where in South St. Paul. The hunt can be found at www.kaposiadays.org.
Park and Skate Shop will be giving free
in that teenagers can enjoy as well,” starts on Monday, June 18. There will
skateboard lessons as well as perform- see Tradition on page 3
Cocchiarella said. be 10 clues in all, and the hunt ends at
ing demonstrations. A list of demo

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Tradition
continued from page 2

While the medallion hunt requires


deductive reasoning and slow, con-
templative thinking in order to piece
together clues, other events require
survival instincts and quick reac-
tions, such as the water balloon
dodgeball tournament.
The dodgeball event will take place
on Sunday, June 24, starting at 1 p.m.
at Central Square, 100 Seventh Ave.
N. The entry fee is $15 per team if
registered before June 23. Entries on
June 24 will be $20 per team.
For additional information, contact
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griffith@southstpaul.org. There will file photo
be a free hot dog picnic provided by Fingers are crossed for perfect weather again this year for the annual softball tournament that will run June 23-24.
the South St. Paul City Council fol-
lowing the tournament. your competitive spirit going. The entertaining events, but in reality, tlement that existed when the first
Opening Saturday, June 23, at 8 bean-bag throwing cornhole tourna- the festival is not all about pitting European explorers arrived. Kapo-
p.m., and wrapping up at 8 p.m. Sun- ment will take place at Kapoisa Land- community members against each sia was situated on the land where
day, June 24, the softball tournament ing on Saturday, June 3, from 11 a.m. other. It’s actually about the oppo- South St. Paul is now located.
will once again take place at Veterans to 3 p.m. Registration will begin at 11 site. Every summer, Kaposia welcomed
and Kapoisa Landing fields. a.m., and the cost is $40 per team — More than four decades ago, when more than 400 members of the Mde-
To register a softball team, contact cash and same-day registration only. civic leaders were searching for wakanton-band of Dakota.
tournament director Rich Rakness at a name for the new festival, they
651-455-1725. What it’s all about didn’t have to look far. They picked see Button on page 4
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Button... into, including food.
B e f o r e, d u r i n g , a f t e r a n d i n
between the parades, kite flying,
continued from page 3 classic car show, street dancing and
bingo, there will be plenty of eating
In the same spirit, Kaposia Days options.
hopes to bring the community A food court with concession ven-
together for a weekend of friend- dors will be set up on Friday, June
ship-building and family-friendly 22, from 5 to 9:30 p.m., at South-
activities. view Boulevard and Eighth Avenue.
“The community of South St. Paul Don’t worry about cooking break-
really enjoys getting together for its f a s t o n S u n d ay, J u n e 2 4 . F u r y
own events and own community,” Motors employees will be serving up
Cocchiarella said. “Everyone always pancakes and sausage from 9 a.m. to
seems to stay in town.” noon at the dealership, 1000 Con-
The festival is also steeped in tradi- cord St. S. The meal is complimen-
tions, featuring classic events at the tary with a Kaposia Days button.
VFW hall, the royalty coronation and
the parades. The honor goes to
Kaposia Native Village, which pres- Every year the Kaposia Days But-
ents Native American culture displays ton is designed by a local student.
and activities led by volunteers dressed This year’s winner is Sbehidy
in traditional clothing, will not be open Tapia Enciso, a student at Lincoln
this year. Center. She loves to dance, draw and
“They are sad to not participate this participate in school events. She also
year but are hoping to be back next enjoys going to Kaposia Days with
year,” Cocchiarella said. her family every year.
The button, which costs $3, will
There’s plenty to eat help get you into the royalty corona-
Though the events could lead to tion, Button Swim, Fury’s pancake
exhaustion — and some people seek breakfast, the Pro Wrestling America file photo
just that — there are plenty more The classic car show will be up and running again this year. Stop by South St.
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Bean Bag Tournament — Outside stage: Uncle Chunk, 8 p.m. Bingo hosted by SSP Jaycees Inver Hills Community
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12th Avenue North and Third Street. It will travel
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A detailed map of the route can be found at
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“We get to kick-off our “They spoke about favorite construction worker,” and
continued from page 4 festival with the parade. football and the past ten starts with entrants lining up at 10
Everyone gets to go years,” Sexauer said. a.m., at Fifth Avenue North and
show and street dances at the VFW. home after work and set “That’s when I said this Southview Boulevard.
Buttons can be purchased at a vari- out their chairs and just is bigger than just one per- The parade concludes at Central
ety of local businesses. For a full list gather with their family son — our entire football Square, 100 Seventh Ave. N.
go to www.kaposiadays.org/event- and friends,” she said. coaching staff should be Back again is the Kite Fly on Sun-
registration/button-design. “It s a fun way to close out the grand marshals. This day, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
a Friday night.” is a great honor to our There will be free kites for everyone
After the parade, head coaching staff, alumni and to fly at Roosevelt Field, 537 Fifth
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Festivities at the VFW Post 295, 111 365 Concord Exchange The 2018 Super Senior Expect to see some new things
South Concord Exchange, will wrap N., for the Friday Night Chad Sexauer is Linda Jaeger. She was going on with Kaposia Kids Stuff at
up Saturday night with a street dance, Parking Lot Party. From 9 the Kaposia Days trea- Central Square on Saturday, June 23.
bonfire and live music at 8 p.m., on p.m. to midnight, the free surer for many years and Whether you’re a South St. Paul
Saturday, June 23. Uncle Chunk will event will feature beer and food for recently retired from the position. native or a Twin Cities transplant,
provide musical entertainment on purchase. Music will be provided by She also served as committee chair the City of South St. Paul invites you
the outside stage from 8 p.m. to mid- MoJo Monks. for the Kaposia Days button as well to come out and enjoy the 42nd cele-
night, with the band Strike 12 play- as for children’s games and activ- bration of Kaposia Days, June 22-24.
ing inside. The cost is $8 or $5 with Deserving recognition ities. Jaeger is also a past royalty
a button. This year’s parade grand marshal coordinator and president of Kaposia For a full list of events taking place
is Chad Sexauer, head coach of South Days. during this year’s festival, go to
A traditional kick off St. Paul High School Packers foot- “The Board appreciates all of her www.kaposiadays.org.
If you happen to be driving south ball. The rest of the coaching staff years of volunteering and service
on 10th Avenue the night of Friday, will be honored as well. to the board, Kaposia Days and the
June 22, you can expect to see lawn Cocchiarella said there were sev- community,” Cocchiarella said.
chairs arrayed beside the road. That eral nominations this year from
evening South St. Paul’s Kaposia board members and nominations What about the kids?
Days Grande Parade will be winding from the public as well. Sexauer was Kaposia Days is not just for adults.
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Waving goodbye
A s Ka p o s i a D ay s 2 01 8 d raw s
closer, 2017 Miss South St. Paul 2018 royalty candidates
Kaposia Days Queen Kristen Coan
looked back at her reign.
Coan, 18, decided to run last year
because one of her friends from a
long time ago was queen for the pro-
gram previously.
“I kind of forgot about it for a
while until last year’s queen brought
it up in a post on Instagram,” Coan
said.
Coan was named queen out of six
candidates and said she was sur-
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field.
“I knew whoever got picked would
be really good because all the girls
that were running with me were just
amazing people,” Coan said. “I was
just really excited.”
Fo r t h e l a s t y e a r, C o a n h a s
attended a variety of events fulfill-
ing her role as Kaposia Days Queen. courtesy of Dan Grevas Photography
Coan said it has been amazing get- Front row, from left: Alyssa St. Clair (sponsored by Bremer Bank),
Madison Rouleau (sponsored by Fury Motors) and Angelina Krosting
ting to meet so many people and says
(sponsored by Gertens). Back row, from left: Amanda Salazar (sponsored
every activity and event has been so
by Dan Grevas Photography) and Gabrielle Raymond (sponsored by
much fun because of it. courtesy of Dan Grevas Photography Captive Images Hair Salon).
One activity that stands out to her 2017 Miss South St. Paul Kaposia Days
from this past year is the spaghetti- Queen Kristen Coan
eating contest at North Hudson Pep-
perfest. all the people she got to meet.
“You don’t really think about all Coan, who is getting ready to
these royalty people shoving spa- attend the University of Wisconsin-
Madison to study biochemistry, had
Serving the real
ghetti in their mouth super fast,” she
said. some advice for the next next queen: estate needs of the
As a South St. Paul resident, Coan be yourself.
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years. She said her favorite part of it’s just an amazing experience,” she county for 66 years!
the festival is the pancake breakfast said.
on Sunday. She added the organiz- This year’s royalty coronation is
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