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.
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
River Lake Days Festival Sunday, July 18th, 2010 Richmond, Minnesota USA
After a day of storms and rain-outs on Saturday, there was entertainment and Fireworks in Richmond Sunday night... SMOK’N GUNS - played live on stage 6-10 pm and the Fireworks Extravaganza followed. Here's some of the best moments during the Sunday night fireworks.
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Last weekend as part of the Richmond River Lake Days festivities, the community came together to watch the First Annual Richmond’s Got Talent. Sixteen acts performed for a panel of judges. Cash prizes were awarded to the top three finishers, and all other performers received a free pizza voucher from Jimmy’s Pizza. In this story you’ll see a full-length performance by Bob Gerads. While Gerads has been involved in countless DigElog stories throughout the years, we have never seen his singing and songwriting skills. Although he was not one of the top three finishers, he still gave a fantastic performance! Watch this story as Bob Gerads performs an original piece as well as a country music cover. Hats off to all of the performers that competed in the first ever Richmond’s got Talent. Stay tuned to DigElog ROCORI as we will continue to feature more acts from the show.
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is proud to support the rich tradition of ROCORI athletics and the
contribution it makes to student development. At the Central Mn
Federal Credit Union, all ROCORI athletes are Champions in our