First Place in the Judges’ Choice division for the 27th annual Chili Cook-Off was awarded to Zorbaz and chefs Matt and Tina Pierce - Photo by Clem Maust
Bart Taylor and RiverWood Bank was the award winning People’s Choice recipient in the 2013 Chili Cook-Off - Photo by Paul Boblett
Scott and Doreen Gallaway were crowed Crosslake Days Royalty on Saturday evening, Sept. 28 at Moonlite Bay. Gallaway’s proud granddaughter, 8-year-old Aubree, joined in the Crosslake Days crowning festivities. - photo by Joanne Boblett
Kristin Larsen and Natalee Bray found the lost 2013 Crosslake Days’ Treasure at the Pine River Canoe Access off County Rd 3 Friday afternoon after just two of three clues were released! They will cash in on a chest full of merchandise and gift certificates from Crosslake Chamber merchants totaling more than $1,100! - photo by Cindy Myogeto
Rain Doesn’t Dampen Spirit of Crosslake Days
Web posted October 1, 2013
Rain didn’t deter any enthusiasm as once again people jammed the streets of Crosslake during the last weekend in September for a wide variety of events and family fun that is the annual Crosslake Days celebration.
Events included the 13th annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, the 27th annual Crosslake Chili Cook-Off, Crafter’s Fair, Crosslake Town Square’s Sweet Shopping Sale and cookie tasting, live music and entertainment at local establishments, and great bargains at area merchants and establishments in conjunction with the commemorative Crosslake Days bandana.
Other annual community events including the Crosslake Lutheran Church Jul Fest, and complimentary cookie tasting, and the Cider and Candlelight Tour at the Crosslake Historic Log Village were held in conjunction with event to provide something for everyone to enjoy.
The 2013 Crosslake Days Royalty, Scott and Doreen Gallaway were crowned at the annual coronation ceremony and costume ball at Moonlite Bay Restaurant on Friday evening. The Gallaways made their way around Crosslake all day Saturday, tasting chili and visiting other events.
The winner of the Coronation costume contest was Savvy Twilight (Maribeth Brooks), owner of the Savvy Mercantile in Crosslake.
Judges this year in the 27th Annual Chili Cookoff were area legislators Mark Anderson, Joe Radinovch Carrie Ruud and John Ward. The 2013 Judge’s Choice winner was Zorbaz and chefs Matt and Tina Pierce.
The Judges choice second place winner was RiverWood Bank and in third was The Wharf and chef Jeanne Pollnow.
The People’s Choice winner was Bart Taylor and RiverWood Bank. Second place went to Itasca Leathergoods and chefs Paul Kirkman and Paul Vanderwaal and in third was Andy’s Bar & Grill and chef Josh Hite.
The 13th annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Show People’s Choice Car winner was Keith Evenson with his 1970 AMC Javelin SST; Brian Evenson took the Entrant’s Choice Car with his 1957 Chevy 210 and Joel Miller was the People’s and Entrant’s Choice winner for Motorcycle with his 2001 Harley Road King Classic. The Mayor’s choice award, a new category this year, was Bob Gottwald with his 1939 Ford Sedan.
The 4th annual Disc Golf tournament at the Crosslake Community Center was hald and results will be in next week’s edition.
The Crosslake Historical Society’s Cider & Candlelight Tour was the perfect way to close the day as hundreds visited the Historic Village on a beautiful but chilly fall evening.
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