I would like to introduce your 2019 Ox Cart Days chair, Jess Bengtson! Jess has been on the Ox Cart Committee for two years and has spent the last year as co chair learning all the in’s and outs of this important role! I had intended to be chair for one year, but Jess and I felt that one more year of structure, planning and perfecting was critical to the long term success of this festival.

    Jess works at the Crookston Daily Times, the CVB and has countless volunteer projects including being the Rotary president. Jess created and runs the Easter egg hunt and carnival at the CSC each year, so planning and organizing is already one of her talents.

    Critical to her success will be a strong team of volunteers so please step up if you can help with planning the 30th Anniversary of the Ox Cart Days Festival. I have learned a lot from Jess and have enjoyed every minute working side by side with her, I pass the torch with confidence. Already planning for next year, you are in very capable hands Crookston!!

    It was my pleasure being the chair of Ox Cart Days for the last two years it was a true labor of love and I thank each of you for your support!

Nell DeBoer