Whether you are a resident of Cold Spring area, or a visitor, HOMETOWN PRIDE DAYS celebrates the many great things about our community. This is the 32st year for the annual event, held the last weekend in July, and is filled with food, music, great sales, and fun events for everyone - Kids, families, & seniors. EVENTS ARE PLANNED THROUGHOUT COLD SPRING, BEGINNING WITH THE CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALES AND SIDEWALK SALES ON THURSDAY AT MANY DOWNTOWN SHOPS. Many of the popular events you've enjoyed in previous years will again be a part of HomeTown Pride Days:
~Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Community Breakfast ~ HUMAN TRUCK PULL -- NEW EVENT! ~ 31st Annual Cars by the Creek Car Show ~ Craft Sale ~ Bingo Tent ~ Friends of the Library Book Sale ~ Art Exhibit ~ Beer Garden & Old Tyme Music ~ Cold Spring Fire & Rescue Department FIREFEST
Check out this new event, sponsored by Winners Sports Bar and Schweiters Chevrolet. Teams of 3 persons will pulling a pickup truck down Main street, with the fastest team winning cash prizes and trophies. There will also be TShirts and gift certificates given away to spectators. To enter your team in the competition, contact Winners Sports Bar at 320-685-3343.
BELT SANDER RACES
Friday, July 29TH -- please note the new start time: 7:30 PM at the Cold Spring American Legion Parking lot. Free admission for spectators.
A new event in 2oo9, the Belt Sander Races were a big hit, and the event coordinators, Tim Kraemer & Lon Negen, are gearing up for another fun night for both competitors and spectators! Entrants race their belt sander on a custom track for the fastest time in a double-elimination event.
REGISTER EARLY -- Entry limited to the first 24 participants.
FREE EVENT! Spectators can cheer on their favorite entrant, plus vote on the best-dressed belt sander.
Be sure to get downtown early to enjoy the variety of food and beverages available at the many booths provided by area non-profit organizations and take in the new HUMAN TRUCK PULL competition, which begins at 6:30 PM on Main Street.
Grab a good spot to watch the Belt Sander Races to see who will be crowned the 2011champion!
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After the races are done, plan to stay awhile and enjoy music by Max & the Boys, playing great classic Rock & Roll music while you enjoy the Beer Gardens and other beverages, as well as more great food at the Cold Spring American Legion's Beer Garden.
DUNK TANK -- Saturday July 30th, 12-2 PM. Sponsored by Teal's Market, this is a fundraiser for the local food shelf. Be sure to stop by the Dunk tank to see who is the
-- KIDS GAME TENT -- DESTINATION IMAGINATION Fundraiser Friday, July 29TH 1-6 PM, Main Street, Cold Spring
Kids ages 3-10 years will be able to enjoy a variety of fun activities and games at the DESTINATION IMAGINATION Game Tent, which will be located in front of the Cold Spring American Legion. Check back soon for a list of games available.
Please Note: This is a fundraiser for the local DESTINATION IMAGINATION team which is raising fund to pay for their recent trip to compete in a national competition. There will be a small charge for game tokens.
Dr. Mary Jo Femrite, a graduate of ROCORI High School, received her BA degree from Moorhead State University and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Femrite completed a residency with Minnesota Eye Consultants, specializing in eye disease management, LASIK surgery and comprehensive eye care. Following her residency, Dr. Femrite continued in private practice from 2001-2006. She opened LAKES Eye Clinic in May 2006.
Dr. Femrite is active in the Minnesota Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce. She has presented several case reports, research studies and lectures to the optometric community and public. She currently reside in the Cold Spring community with her husband and 2 children.
AUCTION-When I was a young boy on the farm, I used to tag along with my Dad to farm auctions and sometimes other auctions also. The term used to describe the auctioneers work was called "crying" the sale. The auctioneers rapid- fire talk was something that interested me. I would try to mimic him when I got home and nobody was around, but it never seemed to come out right.
At times, there would be one particular person, who bought many items. The auctioneer or auctioneers ( sometimes there were more than one) would "work" this person who bought so much and they would say, "Come on Joe, you'd better buy this garden tiller so can kill all the weeds in your garden." Many times, Joe did buy that extra item.
Because of the noon start, my Dad would stop at a gas station and small grocery store and buy some homemade weiners and sweet rolls. This was like having a picnic as we drove on to the auction.
Speaking of food, there was usually a lunch wagon at the sales. It was run by the neighbor ladies or a nearby church group.
What always amazed me was what got sold at auctions. A box af many small items would be sold and after you bought it you would find that it contained a can of rusty bent nails. When we got home, my job was to clean the nails off with some kerosene and straighten the nails so we coild use them to build fence.
Auctioneers could put in a joke now and then to "loosen" the crowd up. Bidding went a little better after that.
My days of going to auctions with my Dad are fond memories and there were other young boys and girls who did the same also.
Auctions were a community event and it served as a time to meet and greet old friends and make new ones. This was a time that consisted of trust, togetherness, and cooperation.
TRIVIA- Paynesville, Minnesota was settled in 1857. It was named for Edwin Payne, an officer in the founding land company and the first Postmaster. The location was chosen because it was a good spot to ford the Crow River.
TITANIC TRIVIA- Captain Smith of the Titanic, worked for the White Star Ship line for 25 years. but went down with his last ship at the age of 60.
THE LIGHTSIDE- It's time to go on a diet when a buddy insists you rotate your shoes every 4,000 miles.
It's time to go on a diet when you take a shower and find out that you have to let out the shower curtain
Any man who thinks chemical warfare is something new, doesn't know much about a woman's perfume. B. G.
QUESTION: What do you call a 50-year-old man with no gray hair? ANSWER: Bald.
JUDGE: "Ole, I'm going to give you 50 dollars or 10 days in jail. OLE: Vell, I'm short of money, so I'll take da 50 dollars.
SVEN: What would you do if you found a million dollars? OLE: Vell, if it belonged to a poor person, I'd return it.
WORDS FOR THE WEEK- "Better to fight for something, than live for nothing." -George S. Patton-
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." -Dr. Suess-
"The best way to have the last word is to aplogize." -Daily Quotes-
"God didn't do it all in one day, what makes you think you can?" - Daily Quotes-
OLD BURMA-SHAVE SIGNS-
The road Was slippery Curve was sharp White robe, halo Wings and harp BURMA-SHAVE.
Until next week, please take good care of yourself.
Thursday, July 7, 2011 400 Club Rockville, Minnesota USA
This year's ROCORI Royalty Pageant that is co-sponsored by Hometown Pride and Rockfest is tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m. at the 400 Club. Welcome in our new 2011 royalty as we say "thank you" to our 2010 royalty for representing the "Land Of ROCORI". This will launch the beginning of this year's ROCK-FEST festival in Rockville. July 7th, 9th and 10th, 2011