Ahoy! Crosslake Days Ready to Sail Again
Web posted September 24, 2013
Thousands flock to Crosslake each September to enjoy Crosslake Days. The celebration offers something for all ages. Events include a classic car and motorcycle show, arts & crafts fair, chili cook-off, kid's activities, live music and much more.
Enjoy this fall festival while taking in the natural beauty of Crosslake, splashed in the glorious autumn colors!Clear your schedule for September 26-28 and take part in this popular fun family weekend!
Crosslake Community School Pumpkin Harvest
Each year, Crosslake Community School students plant, grow and harvest a large crop of pumpkins at a farm owned by Deb and Steve Dahlke of Fifty Lakes. The pumpkins are sold from the school grounds beginning Saturday, Sept. 28. All proceeds from pumpkin sales fund field trips, special events and program enhancements. Pumpkins are also a key ingredient in their chili cook-off entry, prepared by the students. - photo submitted
Crosslake Disc Golf Tournament
The Fourth Annual Crosslake Disc Golf Tournament will be held as part of Crosslake Days, Saturday, September 28.
There will be a shotgun start at 2:00 PM. This 18 hole tournament will be at the Crosslake Community Center’s unique course that is carved out of the woods. The course has irrigated fairways, curves around many large trees, has heavy brush roughs, and scenic lake views. Many players have said this is the prettiest course they have ever played.
The entry cost is $10 and all proceeds will benefit the PAL Foundation. There will be prizes for the top three finishers with the top finisher’s name added to the Winner’s Plaque.
To get to the Crosslake’s disc golf course, head north from downtown Crosslake on 66. Take a right turn on Daggett Pine Road and the course will be on your left, next to the Community Center.
The 2012 Crosslake Days treasure chest was found hanging in a tree near the water at the Wharf by Marlin Bodle on Monday, Sept 24, 2012 shortly after the third clue was released. Marlin took home approximately $750 worth of merchandise, gift certificates and other prizes for finding the treasure chest. - photo submitted
2013 Crosslake Days Royalty: Scott & Doreen Gallaway
By Paul Boblett, Editor
It’s no surprise that Scott and Doreen Gallaway are the 2013 Crosslake Days Royalty.
The community minded couple has been an integral part of the City of Crosslake for decades and this event in particular is near and dear to both of them.
After living in the lakes area from 1985-90, Doreen moved to Crosslake as a full time resident in 1994.
“Having my kids in the Pequot Lakes School District was very important,” said Doreen, “it’s a great school and this community is a wonderful place to raise kids.”
Scott moved here with his family in 1976 and spent several years in the family business at Build-All Lumber. It was there that he met Doreen, who also worked there. The couple was married in 1997.
Doreen chaired the Crosslake Days committee for five years and oversaw the highly challenging and successful move of the annual event from August to September.
Scott has always helped Doreen with events and rarely did you see one of them without the other.
“I tell everyone that she is a doer and I am a helper,” said Scott referring to how the couple works together in the community.
They chaired the Crosslake Car show for several years and have always been involved in many area activities and events.
Both Scott and Doreen are involved with the Lions clubs, Doreen with the Whitefish Area Lions and Scott with the Crosslake-Ideal Lions. Scott is also President of the Crosslake-Ideal Scholarship fund.
“Giving back is so important,” said Doreen, “we really believe in this community.”
They love the sense of community that exists in Crosslake and are continually amazed at how the community can rally around an event or cause.
They have raised their children and enjoy their grandchildren here, and show them the importance of serving the community.
Their 8-year-old granddaughter Aubree has helped with the Crosslake-Ideal Lions fishing tournament for the past several years.
Doreen is currently the manager at Itasca Leathergoods in Town Square, and Scott is with Lake States Lumber working in sales and New Product Development
Doreen and Scott will be honored at the pirate-themed Crosslake Days Royalty Coronation and Costume Ball at Moonlite Bay on Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 pm.
If you don’t catch them at the costume ball Friday, you’re likely to see them any many of the events including the chili judging at noon and the car show parade following the award ceremony.
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