2010-08-19 / Crow Wing Currents

Polka praise

The combined congregations of St. Michael’s Parish in Motley and Sacred Heart Church in Staples held their annual ‘Polka Mass’ Aug. 7, at Uncle Bern’s Campground in rural Motley. Fr. Ronald Schmelzer led the service, with music provided by Cathy Erickson Music Ministries of Middle River. Dinner was served in the Party Barn after Mass, followed by an old-time dance. Pictured above, singing a hymn (polka style) are, from left, acolytes Ann and Kathy DeGeest, Fr. Schmelzer, Deacon John Wolak, Cathy Erickson and Frank Olson, Roseau. Not pictured is band member Mary Jo Sturman, Erickson’s daughter from Grand Forks, N.D. (Staples World photo by Dawn Timbs)

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