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Visit Crosslake Town Square for loon calling contest, Family Fun Zone events Sept. 24

Contest has two age categories.

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CROSSLAKE — The National Loon Center calls all loon lovers to try their hand at imitating loon calls at the third annual loon calling contest at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Crosslake Town Square gazebo during Crosslake Days.

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There will be two age groups: adult/teenager (ages 13-plus) and youth (ages 12 and under).

To register for the contest, stop at the National Loon Center’s information center at Crosslake Town Square, The Nest, from 1-3 p.m. the day of the event.

Judges will include National Loon Center staff. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the two age groups.

Also at Crosslake Town Square on Sept. 24, a Family Fun Zone will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


At 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, the loon center and the Whitefish Area Property Owners Association will host another round of Loons and Lakes Trivia at 14 Lakes Craft Brewing Co. New questions will feature Crosslake fun facts. Trivia goers will also have the chance to participate in a lead tackle exchange. Bring in old lead tackle and receive a sample pack of loon-safe, lead-free tackle from Get the Lead Out MN.

The loon center will host a wildlife art silent auction from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at The Nest. Participants will have the option to place bids throughout the day and return at 4 p.m. when winners are announced or “buy Now” to take the piece home immediately.

Proceeds from the silent auction will support the National Loon Center’s education and conservation initiatives.

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