July 5, 2007 at 7:46 a.m.

A snuff box worth $500? You gotta love this place

A snuff box worth $500? You gotta love this place
A snuff box worth $500? You gotta love this place

Where has the time gone? Just like that, Karl Oskar Days are upon us. All of the good people that are on the Karl Oskar Days Committee have worked endlessly to make this year's KOD the best ever.

The celebration begins July 11 with the annual Karl Oskar Days Snuff Box Hunt. Clues will be posted around Lindstrom at noon. If you have a KOD button, and you are the lucky finder of the snuff box, you will be $500 richer. The Farmers Market at St. Bridget's begins at 4 p.m. and at 7 p.m., Harmony in the Park resumes with music by the Windjammers.

On Thursday, along with the snuff box hunt continuing, there will be another Ladies Night Out. If you attended the last Ladies Night Out, you know what a great time it was and this one should be just as fun. It starts at 5 and runs until 9.

Hopefully, you can take some time out of Ladies Night Out to attend the Karl Oskar Days Queen Coronation. This week's paper features all of the local girls entered in the Coronation. The coronation will take place at 7 p.m. at the Chisago Lakes High School Performing Arts Center. Be sure to wear your KOD button and get a dollar off at the door.

There will be many opportunities for you to show off your talents this Karl Oskar Days. For instance, you can enter a pie baking contest. Your kids can enter the Kiddie Parade on Friday. You can enter in the tug-o-war at Lions Park. If you have a business that you would like to feature in the Craft Fair, just fill out the application in this edition of the Press. Lastly, if you would like to volunteer for anything, the KOD committee would be most appreciative.

Next week I will update you on Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's events.

I had the opportunity to help coach a LARA coach pitch team this spring. Having only participated in t-ball in years past, I wasn't sure what to expect. What an absolute blast I had. The maturity from t-ball to coach pitch is night and day. In t-ball (I know because I helped coach a team this year), if a rabbit or a deer is anywhere near the field your team is on, you better pack it in. In fact you better include an airplane flying over the field to that list. Now one year later, the same kids that were laying in the outfield picking daisies are now paying attention and trying to hit a homerun every time they are batting.

Thanks to the good people of LARA for allowing us (the adults) to have such a wonderful time working with these kids. We are very lucky to have such a strong rec program for the kids in our area.

There are only four weeks until the Relay For Life of Chisago County. It is not too late to get involved. If you would like to form a relay team please contact Sue at 651-257-2033. If you are a business that would like to be a sponsor you can e-mail Jane at [email protected]


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