*Mayor’s Corner *

Well believe it or not, here we are getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July!  We are so fortunate here in Shell Lake to enjoy so many activities that the city puts time and effort into the celebration of our great country’s freedom.  I wanted to let you all know of the fun activities that Shell Lake has planned over the 4th of July week.

July  3rd  Fireworks at  dusk at Memorial Park , and a street dance at 8:00pm in downtown Shell Lake

July 4th  33rd  Annual Boat Parade at Noon circling around our beautiful lake.  All boats are invited to join the parade, just jump in line as they get ready to motor around the lake; Farmer’s Market at Perlick’s Distillery with Music and Food truck 3-7pm

July 5th SLAC Singer Songwriter Students, Erika Quam 1:00 pm; Jazz Combo Students Darrell Aderman Auditorium 3:00 pm; Music at the Potters Shed 6:00pm; Bear Lake Coffee Farmers Market in Barronett 1-5 pm

July 6th Shell Lake Art Festival @ Memorial Park 10-4pm, Shell Lake Book Sale at the Shell Lake Beach Pavilion 9-4pm, Shell Lake Sailing Club Regatta, with captains meeting at 12 noon, and race at 1pm, Rummel’s Fireworks Celebration of Rommel’s Tap in Sarona at  4pm

Lots of stuff going on just this first week!  Let’s pray for nice weather for all the activities and steady winds for the Regatta. This year, at the Art festival, food will be provided at the band shell, so bring your appetite, and enjoy the fun and festivities that are schedule through out the city, all for your enjoyment.  Have a safe holiday, and don’t forget to have a blast!

July 8th, City Council meeting at City Hall, at 7:00pm

JULY !4TH  THE GREAT  SHELL LAKE GET TOGETHER from 1100-2:00 at the Shell Lake Memorial Park!!!  Plan it and they will come.   The city of Shell Lake will be hosting a first of its kind, old fashion city wide picnic for all of Shell Lake residents FREE OF CHARGE.  We will be serving brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips, and best of all, we will be serving the BEST root beer around, as well as Root beer floats.  This is all made possible by the generous donations from Shell Lake Bank, Louies Finer Meats in Cumberland, Lions Club of Shell Lake, Chamber of Commerce Shell Lake, Sawyer Creek Cattle Company, Republic Services, Xcel Energy, and Shell Lake Marine.  Please join us for a few hours of fun at the beach, visiting with friends and neighbors, and enjoying the delicious food.  Perfect time for all of you to meet your public officials, Lion’s group, and the Chamber folks.  See you on the beach!

DID you hear….WCCO Goin to the Lake will be coming to our fair city on July 24th, 25th and 26th!  This unique segment will send WCCO’s on -air talent to visit our iconic city, showcasing the best of Shell Lake. We could not be more excited to host this event, and show off Shell Lake and all it has it offer, from the lake itself, to the shops, eating establishments, hotel, and the beach.  We are working on a final agenda with them, so excited to show off our stuff. 

IF you haven’t started training, best get to it, for the annual Shell Lake Lion’s triathlon on Saturday morning  July 27th.  Race starts at 0800!  This will involve, running, biking and swimming….and if you don’t like to swim, you can do a duathlon, where you do an extra run instead of swim.  It is a morning of excitement as the athletes ready themselves for the event, and as a spectator  you get to experience the enjoyment of watching them run over the finish like after months of training.  Come down to Memorial park, take in the activities, and if you are partaking in the triathlon, best of luck to all of you!  The work you put into this, will be worth it, and you will now have bragging rights as a triathlete.   

This pretty much takes care of the happenings in Shell Lake for July.  There are activities schedule for all ages, young and old alike.  Look around, there is always something fun to do here.  I truly hope you all take advantage of our Great Shell Lake Get together….come meet us, tell us who you are.  WE can’t wait to meet all of you!!!

Take care, and enjoy Shell Lake…we are so lucky to live here!!

Mayor Rowie Hansberger