Thank you to the following businesses for donating a gift to the Nisswa Open. The Nisswa Chamber of Commerce and the Nisswa Park Department very much appreciate your support. Americinn Lodge and Suites, Anderson Construction, Beverage Specialties, Birch Bay Golf Course, Black Bear Lodge, Breezy Point Golf Course , Claudia Allene Integrity, Cragun's Conference and Golf Resort, Eagles Nest Resort, Faust & Company, Golf Galazy, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Grand View Lodge, Griggs Copper, Gull Lake Glass, It's About Thyme Catering, Iven's J-Made, Jo & Bills, Johnson Candy, KLKS, Lake Country Christmas Tour of Homes, Lake Region Beverage, Maddens, Major Petes, Massage by Lauri, Mattys, Mickeys, Mills Ford, Mills GM, MK Auto Body, MN Twins, Moreys, Nisswa Insurance, Nisswa Marine, Nor-Son, Panache, Paper Birch Gallery, Pepsi, Pickle Factory, Prairie Bay, Radco, Sibley Station, Song of the North, Spirits of Nisswa, The Ol' Mercantile, The Quarterdeck's Boathouse Eatery, Wedgewood Family Golf Park, Whitefish Golf Club, Woodland Meadows, XCel Energy, Zaiser's.
Thank you to the following businesses that sponsored a hole for the Nisswa Open. Good Ol' Days Family Resort, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Lost Lake Lodge, College of St. Scholastica, Community Sound & Security, Schaefer's Foods (2), Lakewood Bank, Kurilla Real Estate, Northern National Bank, Lake Region Beverage, Northern Lakes Mortgage, North Central Transfer, Totem Pole, Arvig Communications, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Nisswa Insurance Agency, Minnetonka Moccasins, Widseth, Smith, Nolting, Viking Label, Xcel Energy, Stern Industries, Bear Trap Trading, Griggs, Copper & Company, Lakes & Leisure Realty, Haglin Inc., Tower Mortgage, Ye Old Pickle Factory, Nisswa Motel.
Also thank you to all the volunteers who donated their time and energy to make the golf tournament so successful. Your generosity is much appreciated. We apologize if we inadvertently didn't mention a business.
Nisswa Chamber of CommerceTo the rescue
I want to thank all the Brainerd emergency men and women who responded to the 911 call for Jim Johnson on Crow Wing Lake on July 23. The first responders with the ambulance, the sheriff and his men, the fire department, the chaplain, the coroner, all were professional, kind and caring in a difficult situation.
A grateful neighbor
The 31st annual Majestic Pines Art Festival was held Saturday, July 24, throughout Nisswa who welcomed crowds of spectators to this annual event. As people strolled around the Paul Bunyan Trail, in the Pioneer Village, along city streets that headed to the Nisswa Elementary School to view additional crafters and artisans a good time was had by all on a beautiful summer day in Nisswa.
A festival of this size cannot be accomplished without the volunteer assistance of people who generously gave of their time, talent and energy to ensure a successful occasion for participants and the public. The Nisswa Chamber coordinated this event and extends a big thank you to the following volunteers whose efforts made this year's festival a success: Angel Christensen, Wayne Erickson, Mary Farmer, Teresa Faust, Maggie Fuller, Bill Grange, Dan Halland, Julie Herubin, Cheryal Lee Hills, Sonya Hills, George Holtan, Elsie Husom, Bev Jondahl, Lisa Omodt, Amy Schreier, Mimi Thurlow and their Brownie/Girl Scout Trooop volunteers and Scott Thurlow.
The following businesses and individuals are to be recognized for their valued donation of time, sponsorship, and/or services that made this festival a success: Action Graphics, Bolivar Burga's Atahualpa Sounds, Cullen Cove String Band, Bob Draving, Fun Food Concessions.
Fyle's Portable Restrooms, Grover Graphics, Lakes Printing, Lakewood Bank, Lucky Loon Toy Store, Nisswa, Bill Mattson, Sr. of Mattson Lumber, Napier Photography, Nisswa Area Historical Society and their president, Dick Carlson, Nisswa City Maintenance, Nisswa Elementary School and custodian staff, Nisswa Grille (catering the artists' breakfast buffet), Nisswa Insurance Agency, Nisswa Lions' Pork-On-A-Stick, Nisswa Police Department, Nisswa Sanitation, Olson Popcorn Company, Jackson, MN, Diane Pogatchnik of Positive North GMAC Real Estate, Rafferty's Pizza of Nisswa, Teresa's Concessions, Cold Spring, MN, Versatile Golf Cars, Nisswa, Viking Coca-Cola, Brainerd.
Artists and crafters were judged on presentation, workmanship, craftsmanship, originality and uniqueness. CONGRATS to Best of Show award winner Sandra Moen, Sandra Moen Art/Design of Stacy. 1st Runner Up: Randy Napier, Napier Photography of Grafton, N.D. (he received Best of Show in 2003). 2nd Runner Up: Jeff Kolesar, Northern Escape Metal Sculpture of Crosslake. Festival judges were Carole Henderschott, Nisswa; Connie Meyers, Connie's Studio of Photography, Nisswa; and Millie Morris, former director of operations of Crossing Arts Alliance and currently co-owner of Insty-Prints, Brainerd. Their expertise and valued time were appreciated and added to the success of this event.
Linda N. Gettelman
Nisswa Chamber of Commerce
Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who supported the Children's Miracle Network Motorcycle Run sponsored by the American Legion Post 255. Funds raised from our cycle run went directly to Gillette's Children's Specialty Healthcare Center in St. Paul. A special thanks to the following businesses for donations: Applebee's, Napa Auto Parts, Poncho & Lefty's, Last Turn Saloon, TJ's Log Cabin, Jack's House, Maximum Motorsports, American Hardcore Choppers, Halverson-Johnson Funeral Home, Grand View Lodge-Pines Golf Course, Simonson Lumber, Rafferty's Pizza, Herbergers, Mar Jons, Super One Foods, Crow Wing Power, Wagon Wheel, Lakes Printing and Brainerd International Raceway.
American Legion Post 255
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