Come to downtown Longville at the Docksider parking lot and enjoy the Longville Chamber’s first Pie Sale of the year and also enjoy beef burgers and 1/4# hot dogs served up by the Longville Lions. Serving from 11 am – GONE.
The VFW will also be offering Buddy Poppies at several locations around town!
The warm weekend and the hundreds of sleds have taken a toll on the trails.
Last week Chip West, Chip South, Woodlake, Lost Girl and South Inguadona were groomed.
UPDATE: Grooming all trails once this week then awaiting whatever Mother Nature does, maybe the end of the season.
It was so nice to see how many people showed up today for the Open Houses for Pine Company and Lazy Days, photos with Santa at Common Grounds sponsored by the Longville Women of Today, Carolers, Greg and Dawn Gilsrud serving up hot dogs and hot beverages, lighting of the downtown Christmas tree and the horse drawn wagon rides! Thanks to all who came out. Wishing you all happy holidays!
Here are some photos from today and also the upcoming Open House calendar. Although it is not listed, Brian & Connie will also be having an Open House at BC’s Corral on December 14th from 3-5 pm and would love to see you all come out for a holiday toast!!!
Hope everyone gets some time to come downtown for the 8.7.2019 Turtle Races.
WCCO will be covering this race…”kudos” for our World Record Turtle Race Town!!!
What a great day to wander downtown Longville! Hot dogs and corn (Minnesota Sweet!) served up by the Lions. Y.A.H. Club had a great display of pies, pastries, and sweets along with the chance at the Quilt Raffle, too!
Thanks to all of you that came downtown and participated! There are so many that give their time for this great community!!!
What a Day it Was !!!
With a turnout of 434 turtle racers….we had 100 more racers than last week and about 1300 visitors all total on Main Street ! It was a mass of humanity! The weather was gorgeous, the turtles were in great shape, as usual, and everyone was out for a wonderful day. These races are run by volunteers , 20 some, each week. Bless their hearts. This week, we had 4 new volunteers, youngsters from the Johnson Family. Miranda, Addison, Michaela and Taylor. And, it was a good thing these young ladies showed up, because we were down 2 of our finest !!! With a little bit of direction, they fell right into place and helped out immensely. You can imagine with that many turtles, we have to move quickly getting the turtles to the racers and then picked up and put back in their turtle boat, while the next bunch of 15 is brought out. It runs like a well oiled machine. We are blessed to have our volunteers.
Our human interest story this week is about our Longville Lions and their cotton candy tent at the races. Paul Harwig tells this story. A young lady, really young, approached the stand. Her little lips were turned down..she was crabby. Asked for a cotton candy..and as she saw Paul twirling and twirling that cotton candy..her little lips turned up and she had a huge grin on her little face !! Ah, the magic of cotton candy !! Then, a Grampa stops by and thanks Paul and the Lions for supporting Camp Olson, our local YMCA Camp. He had seen that the Lions contribute each year so that children who otherwise would not be able to attend…can go and experience the wonders of this camp. Just another day at the races…a lot of happy people. Just 3 races left. And, WCCO is coming to film the races next week …..see you there.