NISSWA -- The Nisswa Area Historical Society will give free ice cream to the first 100 visitors to the Pioneer Village on Main Street during the Nisswa Fall Festival, set 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
There is a small charge to take a self-guided tour of the village, and old-fashioned crafts of yarn doll making and butter churning will be demonstrated, weather permitting.
Oktoberfest set this weekend in Longville
LONGVILLE -- The Longville Firemen and the Longville Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor Longville's second annual Oktoberfest 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Longville Fire Hall.
The Longville Firemen will cook authentic German brats and the Wabedo Inn will provide sauerkraut. The firefighters will have on hand a variety of German and domestic beers, schnapps and wines. The Longville chamber will sell a variety of German desserts and will have souvenirs available.
The Dale Dahmen Band will perform each night. Traditional Oktoberfest nail pounding, toilet paper pulling contests and dance contests will be held each night.
There is a $2 cover charge for this event. Youth under age 12 will be admitted free.
Nisswa Lions elect club officers; club will collect 'junk'
NISSWA -- Nisswa Lions recently elected club officers for the year. They are:
Todd Horness, president; Erin Herman, first vice president; Lee Smith, second vice president; and Ginger Hustvedt, third vice president. Repeating officers include John Weizenegger, treasurer; Ted Dullum, secretary; and Jim Dullum, membership.
The Nisswa Lions will sponsor "Take Your Junk to Our Dump Day" 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Nisswa Community Center.
There will be a charge for items such as stoves, refrigerators, bikes, etc., and the net proceeds will go to the Lions, who will use the money for community enrichment.
Last year, the Lions helped provide $100 for photo equipment for the Crow Wing County Historical Society, $50 to Kinship Partners for its All Star Baseball Tourney, $200 to Bemidji State University's Vision Program, $720 to Timber Bay Camp, $500 to the Nisswa Historical Society, $300 to the Brainerd High School Grad Blast, $2,250 to Nisswa Elementary School PTA for playground equipment, $1,000 to Shriners' Hospital, as well as other gifts.
Nisswa Lions Club gambling proceeds also contributed $42,000 to other community needs last year.
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