This weekend's Nordic Fest Parade included some controversy by the inclusion of a float that included the sign "Hillary for Prison 2016" and that pulled a cage.
Parade watchers were very unhappy with the entry and began issuing complaints to parade organizers.
The Nordic Fest Board of Directors issued an official response on Saturday afternoon:
On behalf of the Nordic Fest Board of Directors we would like to thank all of the wonderful contributions to our parade. We also would like to sincerely apologize for one float entry that was in our opinion very offensive and not anything appropriate for the intended spirit of the Fest. This float was not authorized by the Nordic Fest Board of Directors. We understand this is a tactic that is being used at community parades and festivals across the nation and we intend to alert our fellow communities to this issue. We hope you continue to enjoy the Fest and thank you for being a part of our 50th.Many people complained that the float should not have been allowed in the parade, as certainly should not have been allowed to complete the parade. It reportedly violated a policy against political messages. Which appears to be a dicey policy to me given that I've seen political groups and candidates marching in previous Nordic Fest Parades. Others believe that it was a great float and that people should move on.
Personally, I think that people should remember this next year and practice some turnabout.