Holiday at the Dam event activities canceled, photo ops not

Crosslake dam still decorated, though events surrounding the location are canceled


The seventh annual Holiday at the Dam activities scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, in Crosslake have been canceled. However, admirers are still encouraged to drive into the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake recreation day use area, walk across the dam and take photos.

Event goers are also invited to collect a signature wood cut 2020 branded ornament. They will be hanging on the tree in the Linda Ulland memorial garden. Organizers thank Jeremy Knippel for branding this year's ornaments.

A free Holly Days Bingo card is available at any of the 24 businesses participating, and everyone is invited to have some fun while Christmas shopping as they support Crosslake's unique retail businesses. Shoppers may even win a $25 gift card.

Crosslake's Light Up the Dam Committee is a 100% volunteer driven initiative to adorn the Pine River dam and Corps of Engineers property with holiday lights. Look for beautiful colored lights on the dam, shelter, pier and trees.

In March, spectators will find a shamrock and in the summer months an American flag adorns the dam. For more information about the Light Up the Dam, or to make a donation, contact president Tim Schalow at or 218-692-3377.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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