'Pokey Pete" Ernest Peterson in Decorah Thursday
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:15 AM
Peterson will spend the day in Decorah Thursday, July 24, and Pizza Ranch has donated its party room for a community open house from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The public is invited to bring cards and/or photographs with written memories of Pokey Pete during Nordic Fest. Peterson gifted the legendary Lil’ Pokey train to the Decorah Lions Club in 1989.
Following the reception at the Pizza Ranch, Peterson will travel to Hawkeye Stages at 2 p.m., where he will be able to review the restoration efforts being made by the Decorah Lions. The public is invited to attend.