2010 St. Patrick's Day Activities Galore in Crosslake
The entire community is invited to become Irish this March and participate in the St. Patrick's Day activities in Crosslake. They include the area's best parade, a Pot 'O Gold treasure hunt, great specials at area businesses for people wearing their 2006 lucky button, a chance at many great prizes, and a pancake breakfast by the Crosslake firemen at the Crosslake Lutheran Church from 8 a.m. – noon.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The 32nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Crosslake is sponsored by Edina Realty of Crosslake and Northwedge Greenhouse and Garden Gate Gifts and will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 18. The parade route travels south on County Road 66 from Log Landing road to the Crosslake Information Center, then ends north of Reed’s parking lot on Pioneer Drive and Swan Drive. An estimated 5,000 people converged into Crosslake during last year’s parade, and with the exciting activities, this years' event is sure to be even bigger and better. Floats may be registered by calling Ruth Ann in the Crosslake office of the Chamber at (218) 692-1828 or the Pequot Lakes office of the Chamber at (218) 568-8911. There is no float entry fee for Chamber members, non-profits, and youth categories, but a $100 entry fee for all for profit businesses that are not Chamber members. Special traveling trophies will be awarded to the 1st place winners in both the business/organization and youth categories. Criteria for judging floats this year will be, creativity, originality and community. Show your community spirit and promote your business during this festive weekend.
St. Pat’s Buttons Have a New Twist
The 2006 buttons bring a host of opportunities. When you purchase a lucky button for just $5, you have a chance to win one of many great prizes. Prizes include: 2006 Family membership at Crosswoods Golf, Guided Fishing trip with Dan Roach, $200 Reed’s Market Certificate, two (2) $150 Reeds Market Certificate, Jacuzzi Suite with dinner for two at Grand Casino Mille Lacs, one night stay at Whitefish Lodge and Suites, two (2) gift packages, and $100 Chamber Bucks.
You can enter weekly drawings that are held at many of the Crosslake Retail businesses. The drawings will be held weekly thru March 26. The exciting detail to the weekly drawing is that each week, the prize gets bigger up until the final drawing.
As if the raffle and the weekly drawing wasn’t enough, your button allows you to partake in the many specials available on great food, drink, and merchandise at the participating businesses in Crosslake during from March 10 - March 26.
Find buttons at the Crosslake, Pequot or Brainerd offices of the Chamber, as well as at various Chamber member businesses. Give Ruth Ann or the Pequot office a call to pick up your buttons so you can have them for sale at your business today!
Pot ‘O Gold Treasure Hunt
Clues to the location of the special pot ‘of gold will be available at some of the Crosslake Chamber member businesses, as well as published in the Lake Country Echo, Echoland Shopper and Brainerd Dispatch. You may also listen to the clues by calling a recorded message at the chamber at (218) 822-7104, or by visiting the Chamber’s website—www.crosslake.com.