John Ernst of Murray High School Class of 1944 in the parade. Photo by Lori Hamilton

John Ernst of Murray High School Class of 1944 in the parade. Photo by Lori Hamilton

The 69th annual Fourth in the Park celebration in St. Anthony Park included a parade down Como Avenue, a patriotic program at the Langford Park bandshell, music, kids activities and an Instagram scavenger hunt. The winner of the scavenger hunt was Emylee Wolfe of Como Park. She won a GoPro camera.

The Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation’s annual Spirit of the Park Award was presented at the Fourth in the Park to the women who initiated the St. Anthony Park Block Nurse Program 35 years ago: the late Ann Copeland, Jo Anne Rohricht, Ida Martinson and Ann Wynia. Pictured here, from left are Harland Copeland (Ann Copeland's husband), Rohricht, foundation executive director Jon Schumacher, Martinson and Wynia. Photo by Lori Hamilton

The Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation’s annual Spirit of the Park Award was presented at the Fourth in the Park to the women who initiated the St. Anthony Park Block Nurse Program 35 years ago: the late Ann Copeland, Jo Anne Rohricht, Ida Martinson and Ann Wynia. Pictured here, from left are Harland Copeland (Ann Copeland’s husband), Rohricht, foundation executive director Jon Schumacher, Martinson and Wynia. Photo by Lori Hamilton

The Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation presented its annual Spirit of the Park Award to the founders of the St. Anthony Park Block Nurse program: the late Ann Copeland, Jo Anne Rohricht, Ida Martinson and Ann Wynia. Ann Copeland’s husband, Harland was there to accept the award on behalf of his wife.

Mereti Burbach of St. Anthony Park gets a pony ride at Langford Park. Photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation

Mereti Burbach of St. Anthony Park gets a pony ride at Langford Park. Photo courtesy of St. Paul Parks and Recreation

The day’s festivities began with the Langford Park Races. Race winners are listed here:

4-mile open

Male: Como Park High School graduate Innocent Murwanashyaka of St. Paul, 21:33

Female: Roseville High School graduate Toni Salvatore of Minneapolis, 26:51 (Salvatore’s father was a runner at Murray when it was a high school)

4-mile masters (age 40 and over)

Male: Como Park High School cross country coach Tim Kersey of Roseville, 23:33

Female: Danielle Gordanier of St. Paul, 27:31

2-mile open

Male: Steve Mann of St. Paul, 11:46 (Mann grew up in St. Anthony Park)

Female: Estelle Timar-Wilcox of Falls Church, Va., 15:27

2-mile 15 and under

Male: Mathew Harries of Plymouth, Minn., 13:43

Female: Hannah Hausman of Como Park, 15:54

Waldo T. Weiner of St. Anthony Park is decked out in patriotic wear for the Fourth in the Park parade.

Waldo T. Weiner of St. Anthony Park is decked out in patriotic wear for the Fourth in the Park parade. Photo by Lori Hamilton

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