November 24, 2006 at 8:24 a.m.
Another upcoming event to put on your “to do” list should be the Taylors Falls Lighting Festival. It takes place this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On Friday you may check out some of the beautiful old historic homes decorated perfectly for the holidays. There is booya at Romayne’s and it is all capped off with the grand lighting of the village and a Santa parade through downtown Taylors Falls. Children will have a chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus after the parade. There will be hay rides, bonfires, and bingo all weekend long. This year’s theme is “A Century of Excursion Boats on the St. Croix,” honoring Wild Mountain for 100 years of wonderful boat tours.
On November 26, St. Croix Falls kicks off their “Christmas in St. Croix Falls” annual event. Starting on November 26, St. Croix businesses will be open from noon until 4 pm. every Sunday. On November 25, there will be another chance for you to see the man in the red suit. He will be at the Lunch with Santa, held at the St. Croix Falls Senior Center from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For other events and more, keep an eye on the Chisago County Press.
Congratulations to the Chisago Lakes Senior High and to North Branch High School for putting on their latest theatrical Beauty and the Beast. Because of prior engagements I was unable to attend, but after speaking to many many people, it sounds like I missed two absolutely terrific shows. We are really lucky to have such tradition-rich drama and music programs in both schools. Nice job everyone.
Now that we are in holiday shopping full gear, I ask that you please keep the local food shelf on your shopping list. Now, more than ever, the food shelf is so important to so many people’s lives. Please make a conscious effort to give this year. Whether it is purchasing a food shelf bag at Brink’s Market, Lindstrom Foods, or dropping food off at the food shelf, anything and everything will be much appreciated. You can call the food shelf at 651-257-1308 to learn what type of foods they are in dire need of. Thanks for giving.
It is now official. I am formally off the Minnesota Vikings bandwagon. I have not seen this low-caliber football played in the dome since Les Steckel took our beloved purple to a 3 and 13 record. Even then, the offense was somewhat amusing to watch. This year’s version is the modern day’s cure for insomnia. At least when Coach Tice was running the ship (or cruise boat) there were offensive sparks, and they also gave us something to talk about off the field.
The Chisago County Press is still looking for a reporter to cover Taylors Falls City Council meetings. We also have an opening for a Lent Township reporter. These two beats could be combined if someone wanted to. It is a great opportunity to earn some money and learn about your local government. You can call Denise or Matt at 651-257-5115 for more details.