Walleye Weekend to Start, End with Howitzer Blast

The 40th Walleye Weekend is going to open up with a bang. The Army National Guard will fire off a Howitzer cannon at the point near the park pavilion at 3:00pm Friday afternoon to signify the official start of the festival. The cannon will also mark the end of the event at 6:00pm Sunday night. Organizers want people to be aware of the cannon – because it will be very loud.