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.
Postcards Now Available at the Glenwood Lakes Area
Welcome Center & Chamber
The Glenwood Lakes Area Welcome Center worked with Jim Palmer, Palmer Creations to create some NEW postcards promoting Glenwood.
At this time these postcards are available at the Chamber & Welcome Center Building at 7 First Street NW, Glenwood and sell for .50 each.
Pope County Farmer's Market
Open on Saturday's Only
September & October
The Pope County Farmers's Market, is open Saturday mornings ONLY September & October from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
The market is located in the parking lot by Pope County Museum (look for the totem pole).
Homecoming Parade & Pep Fest
Friday, September 20th!
Minnewaska Area Schools will hold their Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 20th at 12:45 p.m. on Minnesota Avenue starting at the Human Services Parking lot and going down to the corner of the Dollar Tree, 2nd Street SW, followed by the Community Pep Fest at 1:20 p.m. at the Glenwood City Park. Downtown Businesses are encouraged to decorate their business windows to show support for the Minnewaska Lakers - Theme is – “Tailgating.
The Historic Terrace Mill Bluegrass Festival will be held on Sunday, September 29, featuring the High 48s and Cimarron. Gates open at 11:00 a.m.; a free guitar workshop will be at 12 p.m. and music starts at 1 p.m. Food, local vendors and a farmers market will also be available.
Terrace is located 13 miles south of Glenwood on HIghway 104.
Cost: Adults: $10
5 & Under: FREE
"Progressive Games" Night
If you are new to the area within the last five years, or still feel new, you are invited to join us for a "Progressive Games" Night in the backroom of the Minnewaska House at 6:30 p.m. The Minnewaska House is located at 24895 State Highway 28, Glenwood.
Feel free to come and go as you wish. This is a free event for "Newcomers" of all ages. Some snacks and water will be provided. Other food and drinks can be ordered at your own expense. Note: No food orders after 9:00 p.m.
Bring a game(s) you think might be fun for a group of kids or adults, some games will be provided. If you bring games, please put your name on it.
We will rotate games every 1/2 hour if you would like to move on to a new game you can or your can stay and keep playing the one you like.
Erickson’s Petting Zoo to Open for “Fall Family Fun” – Fall is a great time to stop on out to Erickson’s Petting Zoo of Osakis.
All of the animals and birds are always a hit, no matter what time of the year you visit . Enjoy a tractor & hay ride, horse and wagon rides, pick your own pumpkins, pony rides and pony Hops and the seven-acre corn maze. While in the maze look for the hidden corn tower.
Fall Family fun starts Saturday, September 21, at 10:00 a.m. The season runs for six weekends until October 27. The farm is also open MEA Days October 17 &18.
Saturdays and MEA Days, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays are from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $8.50 per person 2-5 year olds, $6.50.
Pre-picked pumpkins, squash, gourds and corn shocks available for sale.
Fill Your Cup
Empowerment & Workout Event
Save the Date!
Community Trick or Treat
Halloween Night, October 31st
The Glenwood Community Trick or Treat will be held on Thursday, October 31st, Halloween Night from 4:00-6:00 p.m. located at Fright Nights LLC on the north side of Central Square. This event is co-sponsored by the Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber & Welcome Center, Fright Nights LLC, area business and organizations. This is a lights on, non-scary, walk through the haunted house.
Other Community Blood Drives
Friday, September 20th from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 187 in Glenwood. American Legion is located at 186 State Hwy 55, Glenwood.
Thursday, September 25th from 10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Minnewaska Area High School, located at 25122 State Highway 28. Walk-ins are welcome.
City Hall has moved. Their new location will be at 100 17th Avenue N W. The drop box for city utility payments WILL REMAIN at 137 East Minnesota Avenue.
Click the link below for a Concert Schedule
and schedule of activities.
Pope County Tribune
As always there is plenty to do in Pope County! Check out the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times for more information.
Join the Glenwood Fire Department for their weekly meat raffle on Saturday's
at 4:00 p.m. at the Village Inn in Glenwood. All proceeds donated to local programs.
Pope County Mobile Food Drop will be held Tuesday, October 8th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Glenwood United Parish, 10 17th Avenue NW, Glenwood.
Distribution of food begins at 12 p.m. but registration begins at 11:00 a.m. At registration you receive a number that coordinates with your spot in line. 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 date is November 12.
Second Rachel's Challenge
BE KIND group invites public to second Rachel’s Challenge on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. (program begins at 9 a.m.) in the Minnewaska Area High School gym. Sign-up sheets will be distributed throughout Pope County asking for your promise to attend. If you have questions, please call 634-3909 for more information or to reserve your spot.
“You can start a chain reaction with one kind action...today!"
Pope County Historical Society Annual MeetingSaturday
The meeting will begin with a dedication of the “history” lake-walk node, a partnership project with Glenwood & Beyond.
The business meeting and program will follow the dedication.
Three board members will be elected. The seat representing commission district 2 is open.
Thank you to this week's Community Comment's Sponsors:
Dr. Randy & Jeannie Pederson, Dean & Betsy Peterson, Rapid Response Plumbing & Heating, RC Machining Company Inc.,Red Horizon Equipment & Truck and Red Horizon Xpress.