4/27/2018 1:42:00 PM From parka to speedo in a week, lots to do this weekend
One week.... one week and we are looking at a total opposite landscape. As I sat crying staring out the window a week ago Sunday, thinking the snow would never end, I envisioned the ice being on our lakes until June 11. Ok, so maybe I have a flair for the dramatics, but even the most optimistic people have to admit this winter was really long, like interminable, like verbose - like Heinz ketchup - sorry I’m dating myself..
Anyway, here we sit and Stein Insurance’s digital thermometer across the street tells me it’s 72º outside. Only in Minnesota.
This weekend there are a couple of fun things to take part in. The city of Lindstrom cordially invites you to City Hall Saturday for the second annual Spring Swing Dance. If you have never ben swing dancing, don’t worry, there is an introductory how to class that will run from 5:30 pm to 6 when the dance begins. The Retro Swing Sisters will be playing and you can enjoy food and beer which Deustchland Meats will be selling. The dance runs until 9 pm and promises to be a blast. City hall is located at 13292 Sylvan Avenue in Lindstrom.
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Speaking of this weekend, the Chisago Lakes Lions Club still has a few tickets left for their Cadillac Dinner. The dinner is Saturday evening at the Lent Town Hall. The tickets are $150 per couple, but it easily is the biggest fundraiser for the Lions. The ticket will get you a dinner for two, drink tickets, and a chance to win some awesome prizes with a grand prize of $2000 cash. Second place is $500 and third place is $200. Social hour runs from 5-7pm with dinner served at 7pm. The program runs from 8-10pm. There are a ton of other prizes given away with 50/50 raffles and a silent auction. I am the most unluckiest person in the world and I even won the grand prize a while back. Maybe it’s your turn. Call Sally at 651-501-1504 for tickets.