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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Elks Kermess

1927 – through the internet I found that a Kermesse is a fun festival, usually denoting the celebration of some event or anniversary. The Elks Kermess (as it was billed) was held in the Armory, (now the Minot Board of Education Building) from October 29th through November 5th . Although sponsored by the Elks Club, the event was open to the public. I believe tyou could purchase Kermess money to be used at the event. One ad read -  “ Kermess money at $500.00 for 50 cents. It seems some of the stores in town would give you “Kermess Money” if you purchased items in their business.

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