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Celebrate Crosslake Days Sept. 26-28

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Crosslake Days on Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 26-28, offers something for all ages, including a classic car and motorcycle show, arts and crafts fair, chili cookoff, kids’ activities, live music and more.

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Buy a $4 souvenir Crosslake Days bandana and cash in on deals and discounts all over town from participating merchants.

Following is a schedule of events:

Thursday, Sept. 26

9 a.m.: The search for the lost treasure begins. One clue will be released each day leading to the lost treasure worth hundreds from Crosslake merchants. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: JAG Interior Solutions Grand Opening, 35762 County Road 3, including refreshments, snacks and showroom specials.

6 p.m.: Elvis Dinner Show (Chris Olson), Manhattan’s.

Friday, Sept. 27

8 p.m.: 2013 Crosslake Royalty Ball & Pirate Costume Contest, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar. Come in costume to be eligible to win door prizes. A grand prize will be awarded for the best costume. There will be DJ’s Music by Chad & JP.

9 p.m.: Live music, Bourbon Room.

Saturday, Sept. 28

8 a.m.-2 p.m.: 12th annual Car and Motorcycle Show, former Catholic church lot, including registration from 8-10 a.m., food vendors from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., public viewing from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and awards at 2 p.m., followed by the Fall Color Run around Crosslake.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Artisans & Crafters, former Exchange lot, featuring hand-crafted arts and crafts and food vendors.

9 a.m.-2 p.m.: 38th annual Jul Kaffe Festival Bazaar, Crosslake Lutheran Church.

9 a.m.-4 p.m.: 27th annual Whitefish Lions Bazaar & Flea Market, former Catholic church lot.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Savvy Mercantile grand opening, 36436 County Road 66, including refreshments and free gift with purchase.

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Sweet Shopping and All Day Fun, Crosslake Town Square, featuring sidewalk sales, bungee trampoline, gunner’s paintball blast. Reed’s cookie sampling will begin at 12:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m.: Children’s book reading and signing by author Alice Palace of Emily, Judy’s House of Gifts.

11 a.m.: Little Pirate’s Treasure Hunt, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Maucieri’s Music & Beer Garden, former Catholic church lot.

11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Crosslake Firefighters Emergency Services open house.

11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Putt the Plank, Andy’s Bar & Grill-Wine & Spirits.

Noon: 27th annual Chili Cookoff. Judging will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Crosslake Welcome Center. Sampling will begin at noon at participating businesses.

Chili contestants include: Andy’s Bar & Grill-Wine & Spirits, Chad McCoy of Edward Jones Investments at Larson Group Real Estate, Crosslake Community School, Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Post #500, Crosslake firefighters, Crosslake Historic Log Village, Edina Realty/Holiday Station Store, Golden Horizons Assisted Living serving at Judy’s House of Gifts, Grand Champion Meats, Home Interior Supply, Itasca Leathergoods, JAG Interior Solutions, Lake Country Crafts & Cones, Maucieri’s Italian Bistro, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar, Moonlite Square, Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association at Army Corps of Engineers Campground, RiverWood Bank, The Bourbon Room, The Cedar Chest, The Wharf, Whitefish Lodge & Suites and Zorbaz.

Noon-3 p.m.: Family Hoe-down with pumpkins, music and fun, Crosslake Community School.

Noon: Chili, brats and dogs with bar Bingo at 1:30 p.m., Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion.

Noon: DJ music all day and bonfire at dusk, The Wharf. 2 p.m.: Fourth annual Crosslake Disc Golf Classic, Crosslake Community Center, featuring a shotgun start. Cost is $10 with prizes for the top three winners. Open to all ages.

4 p.m.: Hot Wheels Tournament, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bay.

4-7 p.m.: Wine tasting and appetizers, Andy’s Bar & Grill-Wine & Spirits.

7-9 p.m.: Historic Log Village Cider & Candlelight Tour, Crosslake Historical Society.

7:30 p.m.: Acoustic music at Maucieri’s Italian Bistro.

8 p.m.: Live music at Zorbaz.

9 p.m.: Live music at The Bourbon Room.

10 p.m.: DJ’s Chad & JP at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar.

The 2013 Crosslake Days Committee includes chair Wendy Jensen, Asset Marketing Services; Sherry Gibbons, Serv Pro of Brainerd and Park Rapids; Dawn Maucieri, Maucieri’s Italian Bistro; Pat Netko, Lake Country Crafts & Cones; Leann Pitzl, Frandsen Bank & Trust; and Atesha Barnes, Prudential financial professional.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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