Did you sign up for a Special Interest Group?? Are you interested in being a Group Starter?
We need some Group Starters for the Glenwood Lakes Area Newcomers Specific Interest Groups. Group starters will get the specific group together the first time. Emails and phone numbers will be given to the Group Starter. All you have to do is plan the date, time and place for that first get together. Then as a group you will plan when you want to meet again.
Remember if you've met someone new, remind them to contact Kay at the Welcome Center to set up a visit if they haven't already had one. We want to do a personal visit with our area Newcomers as well as help them get involved in the community.
Golf Tournament for anyone interested in being on a Newcomers Team(s).
Contact Kay by August 12th. Four players to a team. We can have a team of three.
September 29th - Terrace Mill Fall Festival (Watch for more information)
PICKLE BALL - COMING TO GLENWOOD!
Jean Noland and Janet Knoll two Glenwood Lakes Area Newcomers and Group Starters for the Pickleball Specific Interest group met with the City Commission last Wednesday, July 31st and presented their request to get pickleball started in Glenwood.
They were very responsive and approved locating a temporary pickleball court within one of the tennis courts at City Park and allocating $100 for the court to be taped and to purchase some equipment.
Janet also wrote a grant for funds from Thrivent and was approved for $250. Part of this grant includes some kind of community outreach event. Which if being planned for late August or early September. Stay tuned!
Jean talked to Minnewaska Community ed. and they have agreed to let us play indoors at the high school on Sundays, starting this fall.
The tentative plan is is to offer "open play" on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. With free lessons on one or all of those days. Maybe an evening for play too.
This is moving along fast, but Jean and Janet note that they cannot do this alone. They need volunteers from the community willing to help give lessons.
If you would like to volunteer to help contact Kay at the Glenwood Lakes Area Welcome Center at 320-634-3636.
"Watch for more information coming soon!"
Pope County Farmer's Market
Tuesday's & Saturday's all Summer!
The Pope County Farmers's Market, is now open Saturday mornings from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The market will be located in the parking lot by Pope County Museum (look for the totem pole).
If you are interested in being part of the market as a daily vendor, register online or call Kay at 320-634-3636, or you can register at the market. Paperwork and payment will be required at that time. Remember all produce Minnesota Grown, end product Minnesota Made. Rules can be found on the Welcome Center website and Farmers' Market page.
Save the Date!
Our next concert in the park is scheduled for August 15th.
Thank you to this concert's sponsor:
Glenwood Lakes Area
Congrats to our July Chamber Member of the Month!
August Rise & Shine
Friday, August 23rd
Host: Calvary Lutheran Church
Location: Calvary Lutheran Church
501 2nd Street SE, Glenwood, MN
Calvary Lutheran Church will host the August Rise and Shine
at Calvary Lutheran Church.
Come and meet staff and learn about Calvary!
Bring a friend, meet and socialize with others, and enjoy a light breakfast.
Remember your business card for the business card door prize drawing.
Pope County Mobile Food Dropwill be held Tuesday, August 13 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Glenwood United Parish, 10 17th Ave NW, Glenwood. Distribution of food begins at 12 p.m., registration begins at 11:00 a.m. The Mobile Food Drop is a monthly food distribution event. Anyone who eats and lives in Pope County is able to utilize this program. Please bring boxes to carry your food. This monthly event is made possible by the United Way of Pope and Douglas Counties. Upcoming food drop dates are Sept. 10, October 8 and November 12.
Highway 28/29 reopened to traffic!
We made it to the finish line, folks! Highway 28/29 from Starbuck to Glenwood has been reopened to traffic! Crews are working on seeding and other cleanup along the shoulder, so please drive with caution, slow down and eliminate distractions.
The Community Clean-up Day scheduled for Saturday, August 24th has been changed to Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Those interested in helping clean up downtown (street project areas) and two blocks north and south on Franklin should meet at the Glenwood Chamber & Welcome Center building located at 7 First Street NW, Glenwood, at 3:45 p.m. to be assigned to an area to work on at that time.
Work gloves (donated by Ace Hardware of Glenwood), garbage bags and water will be provided while supplies last.
A pizza supper will be provided to workers at 6:00 p.m. at the Glenwood Chamber & Welcome Center building.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own kneeling pads, and any other gardening tools.
Thank you to this week's Community Comment's Sponsors:
Linda Erno, Alan & Kathy Grundei, Minnewaska House, Minnewaska Lake Association Minnewaska Laker Foundation and Minnewaska Meat Processing