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In years to come, who knows what might become of the wooden shoes that were once a signature of Oak Harbor’s Holland Happening. To move the inventory, Kathy Reed is open to suggestions.
Community Events, April 2014
Nobody ever said restoring an Oak Harbor tradition as big as the Dutch Dinner would be easy. For Nathan Yoast, the effort actually brought him to tears. Yoast couldn’t take it anymore Wednesday as he set down his knife and rinsed his eyes after chopping dozens of onions in the culinary arts class at Oak Harbor High School.
Holland Happening will celebrate its 45th year April 25-27 in downtown Oak Harbor. The event, a celebration of Oak Harbor’s Dutch heritage and King’s Day, a national holiday in the Netherlands, will start out lightly April 25 with the opening of the carnival and return of the Dutch dinner.