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Dassel’s Red R� ster Days The Dassel Red Rooster Days festival draws quite a crowd to Dassel during Labor Day weekend each year. Beginning as a one-day day event that took place Labor Day, the festival has grown throughout the years to enc encompass the whole weekend weekend, , which includes the region’s largest parade, and the larges largest t chicken BBQ in Minnesota. T he 59th annual Red Rooster Days is scheduled s cheduled fo for Friday, Aug. 31 through Monday Monday, Sept. t. 3. Those attending th the e 2018 celebration can plan on a full weekend. Friday celebration celebrat ion highlights include includ e the Dassel Farmers Market, open in the afternoon, and music at the bandstand in the evening. Saturday has something fun for everyone, including an 7- mile and 18-mile bike rides, the opening of art show at the Dassel History Center, the Gran Grande de Day parade at 2 p.m., which thi this s year will begin with a military plane fl y over; and the c cor oronation onation of new Dassel assel Ambassadors in the evening. Area Industries By Jennifer Von Ohlen Staff Writer Manufacturing, design, and development are important to the people of Dassel and Cokato, helping to supply economic prosperity and job growth to the area. Industries in Cokato: Advanced Process Technologies (APT) Founded in 2000, Advanced Process Technologies (APT) employs over 100 people with locations in Cokato at 150 Swendra Blvd., another in Jerome, ID, and another in Visalia, CA. After adding a third location in Cokato, they occupy over 100,000 square feet of facilities. The company serves the dairy and food industry with plant concept and design, process, electrical and mechanical engineering, equipment manufacturing, and complete installation. For more information, go to www.apt-inc.com, or call (877) 230-5060.. 230-5060 Sunday begins with a community wor ship service, a reception at the worship fi ne arts show, and a quilt show. show Revelers may stay for a brat feed, and conclude the day with a large fi reworks show at dusk at a t Spring Lake Park. Labor Day Monday will keep kee people hopping. . Events include in clude a 5-mile run and a 1-mile walk, followed by the largest chicken BBQ in Minnesota, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The chicken BBQ menu makes a full plate: p late: half hal a chicken, cken, potato pot ato salad, cole slaw, bread, milk, mil k, and coffee. Those not too full for a stroll may take in the classic car show and cheer on some little ones at the kiddie tractor pull. Concessions, exhibits, vendors, and a beer g garden will all be ready to explor explore e all day long. Check out the website, www.cowgirltuffco.com for more information on the business, along with a retail locator. Faribault Foods Faribault Foods has a plant at 15403 Hwy. 12 in Cokato. As a vegetable company that began in 1895, Faribault Foods was known for its corn and peas. Now, the product line has expanded to include, sauced beans, refried beans, baked beans, kids and family-style pasta, soup, chili, and organic specialties. To learn more about Faribault Foods in Cokato, call (320) 286-2166 or go to www.faribaultfoods.com.. VitalDyne Medical, Inc. Cowgirl Tuff Company VitalDyne Medical, Inc. was founded in W Waverly averly in October 2000, as Wright Laser. The full-service contract assembly medical device manufacturer recently relocated to 400 Cokato St. E. in Cokato. Rather than market directly, VitalDyne Medical, Inc. sells its devices to product companies, which in turn, sell to hospitals. To learn more, call (320) 559-0120 or go to www.vitaldyne. com. Cowgirl Tuff Company is a designer and manufacturer of modern, upscale, western apparel for young women, now with a line of jeans for men, called B. Tuff Jeans. It’s headquarters is located in a 30,000-square-foot facility in Cokato’s north industrial park, at 185 Swendra Blvd. NE. The company is owned by Lisa and Kirk Bollin. Mainly wholesale, Cowgirl Tuff has a number of retailers in the area, with one store location at the Mall of America.. TyloHelo Inc., former names being Saunatec and Finnleo Sauna, is located at 575 East Cokato Street in Cokato. The company has a complete line of saunas, steambath products, and infrared heat therapy rooms. TyloHelo Inc. has been a leading provider of new sauna and heat bathing designs. To learn more, go to www.saunatec.com or call (320) 286- 6382. TyloHelo Inc. Offi cial Guide to Dassel-Cokato 2018-19 57