Several hundred years ago, a band of the Dakotah-Sioux Indians traveled across the Mississippi River from Dayton's Bluff, to establish a village on a site at Concord Street near Butler Avenue. The tribe was called 'Kaposia' which means light of foot. In 1837, a government treaty gave this land to the Indians for their Village.
The Kaposia band of the Dakotah-Sioux Indians were the first people to settle in our area, which was incorporated as the City of South St. Paul in 1886. The Kaposia Village consisted of about 20 lodges and nearly 100 Indians, who were a peaceful, friendly tribe and open to the customs of the white man.
In 1976, the first city festival was held. When deciding upon a name for our festival, the originating committee looked for something unique. They selected the name Kaposia Days in honor of our first settlers and their friendly nature of welcoming white men to the river bank of the village. The committee envisioned the community coming together much in the same manner as the Kaposia Indian Village had.
Kaposia Days is a community celebration provided by the community for the community.
Its primary purpose is to improve the quality of life in South St. Paul by developing a sense of community. This is accomplished through leisure time involvement in South St. Paul either through preparation for the celebration or participation in the activities which are oriented toward the family unit.
2012-2013 VOLUNTEER BOARD
Greg Kuntz, President
Holly Pugh, Vice President
Steve Mankowski, Past President
Linda Jaeger, Treasurer
Carol Swenson, Secretary
2013 EVENT CHAIRS
Baseball Tournament - Bill 651-455-3044
Bean Bag Tournament - Jenny 651-450-2168
Bingo - Jaycees 651-457-4980
Buttons - Stephanie Stefauntie@comcast.net
CAF Activities - Amy Twilightsoaps@yahoo.com
Children's Parade - Stephanie Stefauntie@comcast.net
Concessions/Vendors - Steve 651-457-2774
Cute Kid Portrait Contest - Dan firstname.lastname@example.org
Dodge Ball Tournament email@example.com
Flea Market/Craft Sale -Julie firstname.lastname@example.org
Grande Parade - Tim email@example.com
Kaposia Kidstuff - Stephanie Stefauntie@comcast.net
Kick Off Dinner - Sammy Jo 651-707-7990
Pet Adoption - Tim 651-206-1606
Queen Contest/Royalty Coordinator- Monica
firstname.lastname@example.org Softball Tournament - Rich 651-455-1725
Sponsorships - Greg 651-270-3007
VFW Activities - Ira 651-455-1505
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