2/5/2021 10:58:00 AM Vaccine is close, just a bit longer... Celebration of the Lakes stuff to do
As we patiently wait for the vaccine to be available for many of us, the sense of seriousness is real. Looking at the COVID-19 numbers in Chisago County, it appears we have had 4,550 cases total. That is 831 per every 10,000 people, bringing the positivity rate to right around eight percent. Sadly we have also had 36 deaths in our County. It seems like yesterday when we had a story of the first fatality from the pandemic. It is so close, we can get through this..keep trying hard and we will come out on the other side.
There is still time to get your snowmobile raffle ticket. The Chamber, Wild River Snowmobile Club and Kids Pro Am Ice are currently selling raffle tickets for a brand-new Polaris Indy SP 129. The snowmobile raffle is only $10. Contact them to get your tickets today.
The Celebration of the Lakes is just around the corner. We will have the full rundown in this weekend’s Search Shopper as well as the next Press. There are a few events which I think you may really enjoy.
This year will feature a photo contest which will have winners in two age groups (18 and under and 19 and above). The photos will need to be submitted to the chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 14 at 4 pm. Your photos will become property of the Chamber and you are limited to five photos per category. Categories are: “I love Chisago Lakes”, “This is how we Winter” and “Keep it local Chisago Lakes”. Winners will be announced February 15.
The super-popular dodge ball tournament is making a return this year. The tourney will take place February 14 from noon to 3pm. Teams of 6 can join with a cost of $25 per team. There were a lot of teams last year. Register on the Chamber’s website.
There is going to be a virtual jigsaw puzzle contest on February 12. Beginning next week, you can pick up your puzzle at the Chamber and the contest will start February 12 at 6 pm. Cost is $25 per team. The first team to finish the puzzle will get a fabulous prize.
Finally the folks at Chisago Lake Lutheran Church, Center City, invite the public to the “Grumpy Old Men” worship service on Feb. 14 at 9am. Come dressed as a fishing character and enjoy a great church service. The service is outside in the lower parking lot.