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Little Finland celebrates Viola Turpeinen Day


July 9, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

A CROWD enjoys Finn Power's lively performance Sunday at Little Finland's Viola Turpeinen Day in Kimball, Wis., while several couples take a turn on the dance floor.

KIMBALL, Wis. - Shade from the property's tall trees and a fairly steady breeze made Sunday's heat more pleasant at Little Finland, where a crowd gathered to dance and have a good time at the organization's annual Viola Turpeinen Day celebration.

"We've got a pretty nice turnout for a warm day," Little Finland president Ken Hannula said, adding a number of people even were dancing in the shade of Little Finland's pavilion to polka tunes from the Merrill-based band Finn Power.

Little Finland has been holding the annual event for at least 15 to 20 years, according to Hannula, as a way to hono...

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