Archive » September 23, 2010

STAYING AFLOAT

Vol. 8 Issue 38

Hundreds of people flocked to downtown Solvang on Saturday to enjoy the 74th annual Danish Days celebration, one of the oldest ethnic festivals in California. The festivities began Friday, Sept. 17, with the Torchlight Parade, a concert in the park, and opening ceremonies, before culminating Sunday with the Children’s Parade and other activities. The second day of the event offered locals and tourists alike a chance to enjoy an early-morning aebleskiver breakfast, see performances by the Solvang Village Folk Dancers and the Danish Days Parade – with this year’s grand marshals Roger and Ann Nielsen – down Mission Drive. A Viking encampment at Solvang Park offered an up-close look into the old world of Scandinavian explorers, warriors and merchants.

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Left, Santa Ynez High junior quarterback Ryan Welker (number obscured) prepares to take the snap Sept. 17 against visiting Paso Robles. Welker sustained a concussion during the game, which the Bearcats won, 32-13. Right, Junior Alejandre returns a kickoff during first-half action. Following their season-starting victory over Bishop Diego, the...