7/28/2017 10:21:00 AM Head to Center City this weekend,
be extra careful on the roads
Wow, lots to do this weekend. Normally I enjoy slow weekends that don’t involve much, but I am actually looking forward to this weekend. That’s because Center City Days and the Chisago Lakes Trialthlon both take place this weekend.
Center City has rebranded, reshaped and reinvigorated Center City Days. The CC Days committee has worked tirelessly to make sure this year’s celebration will be better than ever.
Center City Days runs Friday through Sunday. Friday has a huge rummage sale at the CL Lutheran Church that begins at 8 am. Everyone is invited to come and play Bingo at the Center City Fire Hall from 6-8 pm. The first night caps off with the super-popular street dance featuring Maiden Dixie. The dance begins at 8:30 and runs until midnight.
Saturday grab your kids and their fishing poles because there is a fishing contest. Register at the Swedish Mall from 7:30-8:30 am. They have some great prizes to give away. Saturday also features a triathlon which you can register by calling 257-6822, the race begins at 9 am. The all new Phil’s Grill will play host to a cribbage tournament that runs from noon until 3 p.m. Hunt for the missing Lutefisk and claim some cold hard cash, clues will be posted at 1 pm at the tent. All are invited to the community pig roast at the CL Lutheran Church. The roast runs from 4 - 6 p.m. The day wraps up with a parade that begins at 6 p.m.
Sunday you are invited to a pancake breakfast at the fire hall that runs from 8-noon. There will be a great car show Sunday that runs from 11 am to 2 pm. The church will host an ice cream social that runs from 12-3 pm. Center City Days wraps up with a boat parade - if you would like participate they are meeting at 2 pm at Lorens Park.
This Sunday is the Chisago Lakes Triathlon. By now, we all know about the triathlon and how massive it is. If you have volunteered to help work at the triathlon, thank you. I would encourage anyone who maybe lives along the course to come out side and cheer on the athletes as they go by. And if you can’t make it out, please, please drive carefully around the race. There are people everywhere.
It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to another dear friend. Lee Sedlund has gone on to a bigger and better life. If his name doesn't sound too familiar maybe you would better recognize him driving around in his white cube truck with the words Lindstrom Appliance on the sides. His truck and business have been a fixture in our area for as long as I can remember.
I have known Lee for a long time. He was a very good friend. If I ever had furnace problems Lee was my guy. Always filled with wisdom, Lee could sit and talk for an hour easily. Lee was one of the first people to reach out to me when Dad passed away. He and his wife Christina were so nice to our family and to many other people in the area. Heck, they even bought Dad's house.
I will miss Lee dearly. I will miss hearing what is wrong with our area and exactly what we should do to fix it. But most of all, I will miss the soft voice assuring me that it will be alright because "It has to be". Goodbye Lee, you are already missed.