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Spring Valley Dam Days delights

Andrea Stockwell, daughter of Angie Stockwell, was crowned Miss Spring Valley 2015-2016 by Miss Spring Valley 2014-2015 Sydney Dumond Sunday, Sept. 20, as junior princess Rebecca Schneider and senior princess Savanna Klinger look on. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)1 / 29
The 2015-2016 Spring Valley Court was crowned Sunday, Sept. 20: junior princess Rebecca Schneider, Miss Spring Valley Andrea Stockwell, and senior princesses Savanna Klinger and Sonja Zupancic. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)2 / 29
Spring Valley royalty 2014-2015 gave farewell speeches prior to the coronation Sunday, Sept. 20. Pictured are (from left) Miss Spring Valley Sydney Dumond; and senior princesses Alyssa Blackbird, Gina Schneider, Taylor Falde, Leigha Prudlow and Sina Nystrom. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)3 / 29
Two-year-old Emma Johnson of Menomonie took command of the driver's seat on the Emery Express at Spring Valley Dam Days Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)4 / 29
(From left) Rylee Plahn, 6; Parker Bloodhart, 3; Preston Bloodhart, 6; and Sky Newville, 2, all of River Falls (formerly of Spring Valley) were ready for the candy to fly at the Dam Days Parade Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)5 / 29
Miss Spring Valley 2014-2015 Sydney Dumond and senior princess Alyssa Blackbird were teary during the court's farewell speeches on Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)6 / 29
The 2014-2015 Spring Valley Court was emotional as senior princesses read their farewell speeches. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)7 / 29
Newly crowned Miss Spring Valley Andrea Stockwell performs her first duty: drawing raffle winners. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)8 / 29
The Spring Valley Area Ambulance team raised $794 for the Spring Valley Community Cancer Fund Walk Saturday, Sept. 19. Pictured are (from left) Brad Jorgenson, Erika Hybben, Tara Wentlandt, Wendy Pocock, Char Wentlandt and Becky Smith. (Submitted photo)9 / 29
The American Legion led the Spring Valley Dam Days Parade on Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)10 / 29
The American Legion led the Spring Valley Dam Days Parade on Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)11 / 29
The Pierce County Voiture 940 40/8 carried veterans through the Spring Valley Dam Days parade on Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)12 / 29
Brother Michael Mandernach, the 2015 Dam Days grand marshal, waves to his many friends during the Dam Days Parade Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)13 / 29
The Spring Valley Marching Band impressed the crowd with their rousing music in the Dam Days parade on Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)14 / 29
The Spring Valley Marching Band impressed the crowd with their rousing music in the Dam Days parade on Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)15 / 29
Spring Valley Health Care Services Inc. threw candy as they rolled the Dam Days parade route on Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)16 / 29
The Dam Days parade lasted roughly 1.5 hours. The streets were lined with children armed with candy bags. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)17 / 29
The 2014-2015 Spring Valley royalty take their last trip on their float during the Dam Days parade Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)18 / 29
Violet Link was the winner of the Little Miss Spring Valley contest Saturday, Sept. 19. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)19 / 29
Spring Valley-Elmwood Boy Scouts led the Dam Days crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance in front of the parade viewing stand. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)20 / 29
The Cheese Grater Triathlon for Suicide Awareness will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 at Spring Valley Golf Course in memory of Corey Blaedorn. The 5k Run and two-mile Walk/Run begins at 10 a.m. A nine hole golf scramble begins at noon. A bags tourney begins at 4 p.m.; must be registered by 2:30 p.m. There will be a silent auction, raffles and live music throughout the day. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)21 / 29
Rush River Lutheran Church (N8623 Cty. Rd. Y, River Falls) will host its 68th annual Harvest Dinner and Country Store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. The family-style menu includes hand-rolled meatballs, lefse. rommegrot and other traditional Norwegian treats. Adults are $14, children ages 7-12 are $7. For more information, visit www.rushrivertlutheran.org. (Herald photo by Sarah Young) 22 / 29
Spring Valley Seniors Staying Put had its kickoff event at the community center Sunday, Sept. 20. They are looking for donations and volunteers, all aimed at helping people stay independently in their homes. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)23 / 29
The El Paso Marching Band is always a hit at parades, including the Dam Days parade Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)24 / 29
Elmwood royalty Rylee Hartung and Rianna Carlson visited their neighbors in Spring Valley for the Dam Days parade on Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)25 / 29
Ray Giere of Boyceville drove this sharp looking 1952 Allis Chalmers through the Dam Days parade Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)26 / 29
The 2014-2015 Spring Valley Royalty gave up their float to their moms and siblings as they took one final spin down the parade route on their golf carts. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)27 / 29
Prescott Ambassadors King Jayy Schmidt and Queen Hailey Carlson appeared at the Dam Days parade Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)28 / 29
Prescott Ambassadors King Jayy Schmidt and Queen Hailey Carlson appeared at the Dam Days parade Sunday, Sept. 20. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)29 / 29

Spring Valley Dam Days 2015 was held Sept. 18-20. 

Following is a photo gallery of Dam Days festivities, including the Miss Spring Valley coronation, the grand parade and more.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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