The theme chosen for the cancelled Festival will be carried forward. It will recall and pay tribute to “Operation Chowhound,” a military, humanitarian mission that saved thousands of Dutch citizens from starvation in the final days of World War II. Two books are recommended reading: OPERATION CHOWHOUND by Stephen Dando-Collins (non-fiction) and OF WINDMILLS & WAR by Diane Moody (a fictional account of the operation). Both books are recommended reading and available at the Schmaling Public Library. All of the activities involved in the past Festivals will be continued in the 2022 Festival. Any questions, please contact Chairman Barbara Mask at 563 321-0318 or Tourism Coordinator Aaron Fullan at 815-589-3925.