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Jud holding its fall festival this weekend

The Jud community will host its annual fall festival Saturday and Sunday. Featured events are the Jud Invitational Art Show and a craft show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days with other events including tours of Dagen's Store and Museum and Great Plains Assistance Dogs Foundation. The Jud Café will serve from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The crafts will be held in the Roaldson Auction House next door to City Hall.

This year's Invitational Art Show includes performing arts in addition to the visual arts usually associated with art shows. Morgan Nerpel, 14, of Fargo, who is a student of classical ballet, will present stage performances at 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Raven Dark Cloud returns with his friend, "Bubba." Together they will perform "Louisiana Blues" on guitar with vocals added.

The literary arts will be represented by Shirley Wegner Nitschke, who will read from her book about the German Russians. She will discuss the sequel, which she is currently writing. She will be in attendance Saturday only.

The featured artist is Marjorie Flegal from Kulm, N.D. Flegal has contributed her work since the first show in 2002. She will display oils, acrylics and her "famous" Ice Pond painting on an antique mirror, which has been in every show. This piece changes from year to year.

New to the show are Jessica Magnus-Rockeman, Richardton, N.D., Tracie Ritz, Linton, N.D., and Brad Hohnadel, LaMoure, N.D.

Clint Saunders and Daron Krueger are back with their photography as will Theresa and Donald Paul and Andrew Knudson. Eleanor Edwards returns with her Brazilian embroidery and recent oil paintings.

The Geinerts will be serving homemade pie, apple strudel and homemade ice cream in City Hall both days.

Tours of the Great Plains Assistance Dog foundation facility will be offered at 2 and 4 p.m. each day. Deanna Dagen will also conduct tours of Dagen's Store and Museum in the afternoon both days. This building is on the National Historic Register of Historic Sites and boasts original artifacts and is mostly intact from when it closed in 1968.