The Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber and Welcome Center will be closed
Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th
in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
MAGICAL CHRISTMAS IN GLENWOOD is celebrating it's 10th year. The kick-off is Thursday, December 5th with a Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Eagle Bank plaza at 5:15 p.m.. The Lighted Holiday Parade will follow at 5:30 p.m. on Minnesota Avenue, same route as last year. Staging and tear down will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church parking lot. The FREE Community Supper will be at the Glenwood Lutheran Church Social Hall from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
SIGN UP your business, organization or agency TODAY and be part of the Lighted Holiday Parade! All the information is listed under the Magical Christmas section of this newsletter. It's simple you can walk, pedal, or have a motorized vehicle in the parade - you just have to have it lighted. Be part of the fun and compete for the traveling Christmas trophy for the "Best Display of Holiday Spirit". Last year's winner was FAST Global Solutions. The judge(s) will be somewhere on the parade route!
Help make this the best Lighted Holiday Parade! Sign up today!
Work has begun on the 2020 Minnewaska Visitor Guide. Any upcoming events for 2020 that you would like to have submitted for the "Calendar of Events" listed in the guide, email Kay at kay.blauert@WelcomeGlenwood.org or call the office at 320-634-3636. Final decision on dates published will be by the Pope County Tribune staff. Information should be submitted by December 20th.
Glenwood Lakes Area
Welcome Center News
Are you new in the Community?
Are you a new resident or business in the community??
We would like to Welcome you with a personal visit, information and a gift.
We would also like to invite you to join our Newcomer's Group!
Magical Christmas in Glenwood - December 5, 12 & 19. More information in this newsletter or visit welcomeglenwood.org, and go to the Magical Christmas page.
Want to get involved in the celebration? Kay is looking for volunteers for family night and living nativity actors. Call 634-3636 if interested or for more information.
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 for 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.
Please contact the Welcome Center
for more information or to sign up!
Save the date - Sunday, January 19, 2020
January Newcomers event is an afternoon of dancing with the Lakeside Dance Club. Music by Velvet Brass. Watch for more information coming soon!
Pickleball will be available to play indoors on Sundays, beginning October 13, 2019 through May 3, 2020 in the Auxiliary gym at Minnewaska High School from 12:30-2:30 p.m. You may use the schools nets, paddles and balls.
For more information, watch for your Minnewaska Messenger in the mail, or call 320-239-1305 for directions to the gym, and punch card payment. There will be no cash payment available.
Magical Christmas in Glenwood Celebration is three Thursdays in December - 5, 12 & 19.
Also included in the Christmas Celebration is the CP Lighted Holiday Train, and Glenwood Day at Andes Tower Hills. The train will be arriving at the Glenwood Depot on Friday, December 13th at 10:00 a.m. This is a fundraiser for the Pope County Food Shelf. Glenwood Day at Andes Tower Hills is scheduled for Saturday, December 14th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with great prices.
For more information visit WelcomeGlenwood.org.
Kick Off for the Magical Christmas in Glenwood Celebration is Thursday, December 5th.
Take in the tree lighting ceremony at 5:15 p.m. at the Eagle Bank Plaza and, watch the parade at 5:30 p.m. After that, head over to Glenwood Lutheran Church for the Community Supper from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy a catered meal by Lakes Catering, take a horse and wagon ride, and kids can see Clueless the Christmas Elf (balloon Twister) and start coloring their Christmas picture for the annual Coloring Contest.
Everyone is invited to be part of the Magical Christmas in Glenwood celebration.
Vendors will be allowed to sell/showcase their products and/or services during regular banking hours. There is only room for 12 vendors.
Set up is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. prior to the bank opening. Tear down will be scheduled at 5:00 p.m on Friday. To register, go to our website and click on the link for the Magical Christmas in Glenwood Holiday Market.
We typically do not allow duplicate vendors with the same products and/or services at this event due to limited space, company rules, and/or Chamber & Welcome Center policies and procedures. We have, however, in the past, worked with people to share a space or each take one of the two days if vendors so choose.
NOTE: December 12th Welcome Center & Chamber Open House & Family Night will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The Reindeer & Sleigh rides will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Lighted Holiday Parade
Be creative and make this Magical Christmas in Glenwood Lighted Holiday Parade something fun and enjoyable for your team members and the entire community! Lighted entries can include lights, candles, flashlights, glow sticks, etc.
All entries are judged along the parade route for the "Best Display of Holiday Spirit" Traveling Trophy!
Everyone in the area who will be alone or would not otherwise enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner is welcome!
Karen - 320-634-4386 (day/evening)
Becky 3- 20-491-1729 (evening)
Audrey 320-239-4652 (evening)
Pope County Historical Society Annual Christmas Open House will be held Saturday, December 7 from 1:00-5:00 pm.
Once again this year, there will be a silent auction. Baskets will be set up throughout the museum. Funds raised will support the mission of the Historical Society to foster among people and awareness of Pope County history so that they can draw strength and perspective from the past and find purpose for the future.
Bidding on items will begin Tuesday, December 3rd at 10:00 a.m. and bidding will end on Saturday, December 7th at 3:00 p.m. For more information, call the Pope County Museum at 320-634-3293.
Ann Bickle Heritage House
Holiday Open House
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Ann Bickle Heritage House welcomes one and all to our annual Holiday Open House on Tuesday, December 10 from 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Holiday goodies will be served.
House tours available.
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.
The DNR invites the public to celebrate Thanksgiving with a good dose of fresh air and forest bathing on "Free Park Friday". The day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29) entrance to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas is free!
Join a free naturalist program, take a hike, relax in the woods with some good reads, or take in a free wild turkey sighting.
Choir Concert Tickets go on sale Dec. 2 at $6 per ticket. Tickets can be picked up at the thigh school choir room or reserved and collected at the door on the day of the concert. To reserve your tickets, call 320-239-1340, leave a message with the amount of tickets needed for the concert attending; tickets can then be paid at the door. There is no reserved seating. In case of snowstorm, the make-up day is Monday, December 16th.
Thank you to this week's Community Comment's Sponsors:
Dr. Randy & Jeannie Pederson, Dean & Betsy Peterson, Xcel Energy, A &W Restaurant, Ace Hardware of Glenwood and Affordable Floor Covering.