?SHAKE YOUR SHAMROCKS? IN CROSSLAKE!
For 37 years, Crosslake has been home to one of Minnesota's biggest and best St. Patrick?s celebrations. And this year is shaping up to be no exception.
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber invites all leprechauns to join in the fun March 5-17 as part of the
37th Annual Crosslake St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration!
This year's parade will be held Saturday, March 12, beginning at 2 p.m. starting in the Crosslake Town Square and will wind its way to County Road 3 before heading north on Route 66. Long-standing Crosslake business community leaders Ted & Terry Pederson will be honored as this year's Grand Marshals. But the parade is only one of the events planned for the week-long celebration.
Get on board and go green with the thousands of visitors who enjoy the many festivities, including the amazing parade, Miss Blarney Contest, live entertainment, the search for the Pot O' Gold Treasure and so much more!
You don't have to be Irish to appreciate all the excitement associated with this decades-long tradition! Show your green pride by proudly wearing one of our Blinkie Buttons and find your Irish eyes smiling in Crosslake!
Saturday, March 5
7 p.m. Ms. Blarney Contest @ Manhattan's - Anyone over 21 can enter
$600 Prize package - every contestant receives a $25 Gift Certificate to Manhattan's
Congratulations 2011 Ms. Blarney - Anna Anderson of Merrifield
Thursday - Saturday March 10th - 12th
Find the Pot-O Gold and win! Clues posted daily at 9a.m.
Bring the Pot 'O Gold to Lake Country Crafts & Cones @ 36084 Cty Rt 66 and you'll receive $100 Chamber Bucks!
Clue #1: For 37 years we've been celebrating St. Pat's Day!
We're not going to let a little snow get in our way!
Looking for the Treasure?
The parade route is not the place to be, for the Pot 'O Gold to see!
Clue #2 To the lake or river you may go
But at this place, neither will show.
The Raffle Party is here in town.....
But if you arrive early, you'll have to turn around!
Clue #3 With a bright new smile and the sunset on your face
Crossing traffic here will bring you to the place.
The six will stop you from the lake
And digging here will make your Shamrocks Shake!
Congratulations John Wongdock of Victoria, Minnesota!
John located the Pot 'O Gold across the street from Lakeplace.com buried near one of the six posts blocking the path.
Friday, March 11
10 p.m. - Close DJ's "JP and Chad" @ Moonlite Bay
Saturday, March 12
7:30 a.m. - noon Crosslake Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast @ Crosslake Lutheran Church
7:30 a.m. RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Sunrise Tether Rides - weather permitting @ Manhattan's
10:30 - noon Leprechaun Coloring Contest @ Crosslake American Legion
11a.m. - 2 p.m. Maucieri's Beer Garden & Food Cart @ Town Square
11a.m. - 2 p.m. "THE REGULAR CROWD" Band @ Town Square
11a.m. - 3 p.m. Edina Realty Brat & Pop Sale @ Edina Realty
11:30a.m.-1:30p.m. Parade Participant Shuttle Services - C & C Boatworks to Parade staging in Town Square
2 p.m. 37th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
Awards of $100 Chamber Bucks
Business Commercial - 1st Place - Whitefish Properties
Honorable Mention - Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant
The Celtic Cottage
Youth - 1st Place - Crosslake Community School
2nd Place - Pequot Lakes Youth Hockey Assn. Plunge for the Puck
12:30 -2p.m. Registration begins for "2011 Plunge for the Puck" @ Manhattan Beach Lodge
3 p.m. Plunge for the Puck jumping begins @ Manhattan Beach Lodge
3:30 p.m. "THE REGULAR CROWD" Band @ Maucieri's Italian Bistro
3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. DJ's "JP and Chad" @ Moonlite Bay
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. "Rock Starz" performing @ Manhattan's
7 p.m. - close DJ "#2" @ The Wharf
10 p.m. - close DJ's "JP and Chad" @ Moonlite Bay
Thursday, March 17th
6 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Raffle Party @ Crosslake American Legion
Food and Drink Specials - DJ Rockin Bakken
Raffle Prizes - Purchase a $5 Raffle Ticket for a chance to win a number of great raffle prizes and get a Blinkie Button free! Winners will be announced on St. Patrick's Day at the Raffle Party on Thursday March 17th.
Crosslake Ace Hardware - $850 Value - Kamado Joe Grill
Crosswoods Golf Course - $670 Value - Weekday Family Membership non-transferable
Crosslake Veterinary Hospital - $40 Gift Certificate
Golden Eagle Golf - $130 Value - Golf for 2 with riding cart *with exclusions
Golden Horizons Assisted Living & Memory Care - $50 Value - Duffel Bag
Grand Casino Mille Lacs - $125 Value - One night Standard Room @ Grand Casino Mille Lacs -w- Buffet for two
Holiday Gas - $50 Value - Abu Garcia Fishing Rod & Cardinal Reel
Lake Country Crafts & Cones - $90 Value - North woods Lap Quilt Wall hanging
Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe - $50 Gift Card
Lundrigans Clothing - $40 Gift Card
Manhattan Beach Lodge $234 Value - Free night in a Mini-Suite + $25 Gift Card at Manhattan's
Maucieri's Italian Bistro & Deli - $40 Gift Card
Minnesota Backwoods Bulletin - $75 Value - 1 Free Business card sized ad in publication
Minnesota Backwoods Bulletin - $75 Value - 1 Free business card sized ad in publication
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant - $40 Gift Card
Northland Pet Lodge - $40 Gift Certificate
Pine Peaks Lodge & Suites - $150 Value - One night King Jacuzzi Room
Prairie Bay Grill & Catering --$300 Value - Multi Course Dinner for 4 with Wine Pairings
Riverwood Bank- $50 Value - 1 Ladies Logo Jacket
Riverwood Bank - $50 Value - 1 Mens Logo Jacket
There's Room Home Decor - $40 Gift Certificate
Whitefish Golf Club - $120 Value - (2) 18-hole green fees -w- cart *with exclusions
Whitefish Lodge & Suites $179 Value - Free night in a king or double queen suite
Wildwedge Golf, Mini-Golf & Maze - $55 Value - 4 rounds of Mini-Golf + 4 Maze passes
Blinkie Buttons Specials - Check back often to see updates to the list of discounts and specials from Crosslake merchants. Good March 12th unless otherwise noted.
Andy's - $1 off any beer excluding tap
Cedar Chest - $2 16oz. green taps; $3 Irish Whiskey; $1 12 oz. pop; $1 off appetizers
Crosslake American Legion - 1 free tap beer (one per person)
Crosslake Drug - 30% off photo boxes & picture frames March 10-17
Haven Books - Hardcover Used Fiction Book $1 March 11-12
Holiday Gas - Free cup of coffee
Judy's House of Gifts - additional 20% off all sale priced clothing
Lake Country Crafts & Cones - $1 Off any coffee or ice cream purchase March 12-17
Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe - 30% store wide specials - March 12-17
Manhattan's - $2 green beer
Maucieri's - $2 green taps;$3 green bottles Bud & Bud Lite;$4 Jameson drinks
$8.95 Corned Beef & Cabbage -w- Fixings'; $7.95 Reubens March 12-17
Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant - $1 green taps; $3 Jameson or Captain Morgan cocktails
Moonlite Square Liquor - 10% off all wines, Jameson and Guinness
Moonlite Square - $7 car wash for $3.50
Pine Peaks Apparel - 25% off 1 regular priced item
Pine Peaks Gifts - 25% off 1 regular priced item
Pine Peaks Restaurant - Buy 1 meal and get 2nd at half price (equal or lesser value)
The Wharf - $2 Green taps; $2 Cherry Bombs; $3 Jameson
There's Room Home Decor - 25% off regularly priced items + an additional 10% off sale priced items - March 9-31
PARADE FLOAT ENTRY FORM & RULES
The following businesses have donated goods and/or services to the event and we sincerely Thank them for their contributions!
BL Broadcasting - Bernick's Beverages & Vending- Brothers Motorsports - C & C Boatworks - City of Crosslake - Clyde's Shuttle Service - Crosslake Ace Hardware - Crosslake Town Square - D & D Beer Company - Fyle's Portable Restroom Rental - Jim & Linnea Anderson - KLKS Radio/Better Living Concepts - Lakes Area Rental - Mills Ford - Pat & Tammy Murphy - Pequot Lakes Sanitation - Richard Eide of Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant - Rohlfing - Terri Jo Flynn of RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty
Thank you St Pat's Committee! Chairperson Joe Kraemer-Lakes Area Gallery & Frame Shoppe; Members: Dawn Maucieri - Maucieri's Italian Bistro, Paul Nelson - Rough Around the Edges, Candy Hart - RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty, Terry Zenner - Riverwood Bank, Bruce Gateley - Crosslake Insurance Agency, Laura Goerges - Accountemps, Cookie Schultz - 2010 Ms. Blarney, Kista Brunkhorst - Whitefish Lodge & Suites - Mike O'Connell - Larson Group Real Estate
Thanks to Pilot Doug Junker of Crow Wing County Abstract and Rick Hammer Photography for the fantastic arial photos from the 2010 Parade.