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