Finland News: Feb. 25St. Urho’s Day festivities in Finland will include a photo scavenger hunt Saturday at Wildhurst Lodge.
By: Verna Sinderman, Lake County News Chronicle
St. Urho’s Day festivities in Finland will include a photo scavenger hunt Saturday at Wildhurst Lodge. Those taking part will begin there at 1:30 p.m. and be given list of places to visit and take a picture, ending up at Four Seasons. All ages are welcome. There is a $5 registration fee per team. The winner will be the team with the most items checked off by 4 p.m. for a $50 prize.
High winds tried to wreck the 8th annual Arrowhead Vintage Rendezvous but it went on as scheduled Saturday at Wildhurst Lodge. Things did not look promising Friday with tents blown down and a lot of debris on the trails. It was some hard work that got things on order for Saturday.
There were some nice vintage sleds in the run. Throughout the day there were raffle drawings and a silent auction. The trophy for the vintage riders from the farthest distance away were Tom and Jill Halverson of Rogers. Curtis and Shirley Makie of Aurora were presented the plaque for the oldest sled, a 1965 Ski-Doo. The Makie’s were also presented the People’s Choice award.
First for the oldest sled to finish, a 1968, went to Bob Johnson of Two Harbors. Second was Mary Ann Johnson of Two Harbors on a 1970.
The award for the first sled being pulled in, a1970, went to Danielle Johnson of Two Harbors. Brad Johnson won a medallion with a gas card for running out gas. Tom Halvorson received a gift card and medallion for hitting a bridge, oops. There were also three medallions given for the young children who participated in the race.
Get well wishes go out to Chris Sinderman, who had outpatient knee surgery Thursday.
Speedy get-well wishes go out to Ann and Larry Striker, who were both in the hospital the past week.
Beaver Bay’s Sugar on Snow begins today at noon and runs to 6 p.m.. It picks up again Saturday, running 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take a trip back in time and learn about the colonial life.
Larry Booth will be motoring (flying) to his home in Salem, Va., this weekend and will return to Minnesota after the spring thaw – ready for a great summer of fishing his favorite lakes and enjoying the beautiful North Shore.