After a two-year break, the Fyr Ball and the naming of its Chieftain returned. The Fyr Ball commences at the beginning of summer in Ephraim, and the Chieftain is the Viking leader of the event. This year Jim Reeve was named the 56th Fyr Ball Chieftain as a recognition of his dedication to the village through being involved in multiple groups. Reeve says he is honored to have been given this distinction.
He was able to board a pontoon manned by Vikings to make his entrance and then was honored by lighting the traditional Fyr Ball bonfire. Reeve says the event was a success and was an excellent return for the festival.