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October 17, 2018

1/12/2018 2:29:00 PM
Celebration of the Lakes is changing, tons of new events for you to enjoy

If you have lived here for a while, then you most certainly have heard of the Celebration of the Lakes.  It started years and years ago with the intention of giving a little bit of fun to the community when we are normally locked inside our homes in the brutal winter. For years, we have had hot air balloons at the celebration, which when they flew was a sight, so beautiful floating over our frozen lakes. The problem with balloons is you need to have the wind stay below a certain speed in order to allow them to fly.  As you know, just by stepping outside, the winds can really howl in the winter. With that said, in all of my years here, I have seen the balloons cancel their flights more times than taking off.  So the committee had to figure out other ways for us to break up this long, cold winter.  

The event has been re-branded, re-structured and re-invigorated, thanks to the help of some great volunteers.  What used to be the Celebration of the Lakes is now Celebrate Chisago Lakes Winter Blast. The celebration will take place January 25-28 and will feature events throughout the Chisago Lakes Area.

The event will begin with a fun night of shopping throughout the Chisago Lakes area.  Ladies, grab your girlfriends and head uptown for some wonderful deals at local stores along with food and drink. The shopping begins Thursday afternoon.

The Rotary Club will host its super popular Casino Night on Friday January 26 at Frankie's in his new showroom.  If you have never been to a casino night, please do yourself a favor and come try it, we had such a blast last year and this year should be even better.  There is live music, food trucks, gambling (with fake money) and lots of laughs.  See the ad for Casino Night in this paper for tickets.

Saturday, the bulk of the events will be held at Ojiketa Regional Park on Big Green Lake, in Chisago City.  The chili cook-off makes its triumphant return along with sled dog rides, kid's crafts, storytime, cross country skiing, fat tire biking, a medallion hunt, and much much more.

Center City will host a 5K run/walk as well as the Lions Ice Fishing Contest on North Center Lake.  Lindstrom will host the annual Polka dance Saturday evening at the community center.

There really are too many things to lisy, but one super popular event bears mentioning.  The radar run is back and will be held on North Center Lake on Sunday the 28th.  The runs will take place from 9:30 am to 4 pm and they will have a warming tent with food available.  This is always a huge event and for those of us without snowmobiles,  a fun event to watch,

I will have more for you next week about the event, but please mark your calendars and plan on coming out.

We are still collecting clothing for the homeless.  If you have winter (not summer or spring) warm clothes that you have not used in a while, why not donate to the homeless? I can personally guarantee that it will go directly to people who are in dire need of some warm clothing.  And as always, they are always looking for underwear and socks.  Thanks for giving.

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