June 3, 2010 at 8:27 a.m.

Bring your digital camera to Allemensratt Park this Saturday

Bring your digital camera to Allemensratt Park this Saturday
Bring your digital camera to Allemensratt Park this Saturday

Sadly the time has come. If you are a Chisago County Press subscriber and for some reason forgot to send in your renewal payment, I would urge you to do so now. This is the last County Press we will send to those who haven't renewed. If you mail in your payment now, you will not miss a single issue of the Chisago County Press.

New subscribers, don't forget about the free limited time offers we have going. If you are a new subscriber and mention the train special, you will receive two complimentary tickets to the historic Osceola Train in Wisconsin. Call 651-257-5115 to start your subscription today.

The Press is also offering another special to new subscribers. For a limited time, new subscribers will receive two complimentary tickets to a Saint Paul Saints game at Midway Stadium. Just fill out the coupon found in this edition of the Press, and we will send you out your tickets.

Last week I briefly mentioned the grand opening of a new park in Lindstrom.

The good folks from Lindstrom are proud to introduce a brand new park for your enjoyment. Allemensratt Wilderness Park, which is located north of Lindstrom off the Cedar Ridge development, is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony this Saturday. Begining at 3 p.m., the public will be treated to continuous tours of the park, refreshments and a really cool game for everyone to play. They will be holding a digital scavenger hunt on the grounds of the park. What's a digital scavenger hunt? Well instead of collecting items like you would in a traditional scavenger hunt, a digital scavenger hunt consists of taking digital photos of various items around the park. That way, you have proof you found the items, and they remain untouched. I think it is a wonderful idea and I hope you can make it. So please grab your camera and head to the park. Our area has the very rare luxury of now having two new wonderful parks to enjoy to go along with our many other great parks. Ojiketa and Allemensratt parks are both unbelievable additions to the Chisago Lakes area.

Speaking of parks, Harmony in the Park is now on its second successful week. Featured June 9 is the St. Croix Valley Orchestra. Bring your lawn chair and get there early for a wonderful night of beautiful music.

We had the unique opportunity to attend a Saint Paul Saints game last weekend. Going to the game was not unique, it was the fact that our son and his buddy were asked to be bat boys for the team. Ever since he learned he was going to be a bat boy, the excitement began to build. Along with the excitement came worry. "What if they separate us?" "What if I trip and fall in front of everyone?" You know, the usual kids stuff.

The day finally arrived and after spending a few hours grilling and relaxing with the other tailgaters, it was finally time. The boys got ushered down to the field where they recived their jerseys and helmets.

I can't tell you how fun it was watching these two 10 year olds goofing off with a bunch of professional baseball players. Granted they learned a few new words in doing so, but it was great nonetheless.

If you have never been to a Saints game, it is one of the most enjoyable times you can have.  There is constant entertainment and the quality of baseball is pretty good as well.




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