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VOYAGEUR DAYS! – Flyer 2008


August 29 – 31, 2008


Friday, August 29, 2008

Opening Ceremony at Voyageur Statue (Event of rain at Nelson’s Resort)

5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Master of Ceremonies – Jim Janssen

Pledge of Allegiance by Crowd assisted by Crane Lake Cub Scout Flag Bearers


State of Minnesota Representative David Dill

Town of Crane Lake Board of Supervisors Chair – Jerry Pohlman

Crane Lake Visitors and Tourism Bureau President – Butch Eggen

Dedication of Walk of Fame – Crane Lake Chapel Pastor – Ruth Gangloff

6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Social Hour @ Nelson’s Resort Game Room

7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. Dinner by advance ticket sales only – Nelson’s Dining Room

Choice of Prime Rib or Champagne Chicken, Kid’s Menu

9:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M. Karaoke at Nelson’s Lounge


Saturday, August 30, 2008

8:30 A.M. – Bird walk with Dee Kuder beginning at Voyagaire Lodge parking lot

10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon – Kids’ Activities

§         Gunny Sack Races/ Search for Arrowheads in Sand Game

§         Canoe rides with Voyageur Park Staff

§         Painting of Voyageur Statue greenware

12:00 Noon – 1:30 P.M. – Community Fish Fry at Voyagaire Lodge – advance ticket sales only

1:30 P.M. – Demonstration of Remote Control Airplanes open to all owners of a RC Plane – Scotts Seaplane Base

9:00 P.M. – 12:30 A.M. Celebration Dance at Voyagaire Lodge by Sweet Freedom


Sunday, August 31, 2008

8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. Pancake Breakfast at Crane Lake Chapel

10:00 A.M. –11:30 P.M. Open House at the Crane Lake Volunteer Fire Department

Hosted by Volunteer Firefighters and special guest Smokey Bear

11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Nondenominational Services at Crane Lake Chapel

2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Complimentary Ice Cream Social with birthday cake at Handberg’s Marine – Honoring the State of MN (150 years) and Voyageur Statue (50                               years) and the awarding of the prizes for the Trading Post Run


Ongoing Events – Friday, August 29 – Sunday, August 30 

  • At Nelson’s Game Room – Memorabilia, pictures, movies of early times at Crane Lake centering on the Voyageur Statue and early Voyageur Days
  • Sidewalk Sales at all Crane Lake Merchants (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Trading Post Run (Instructions on reverse side)
  • Sale of Crane Lake Voyageur Days T Shirts honoring MN 150 years  (Crane Lake Merchants)




(For ages 18 and older – One Map per Person)

Pick up a map at Andersons Canoe Outfitters available August 29th.  This is your first official Trading Post shopping stop. Take advantage of end of the Season Discounts.  Continue shopping at the remaining 7 locations listed below to obtain that stores unique stamp.

Handberg’s Marine


Nelson’s Resort

Scott’s Seaplane Base

Scott’s Peaceful Valley

Voyageur’s Landing

Voyagaire Lodge

On Sunday, after you have shopped at the remaining 7 Trading Posts and received their official stamp, bring your map to the Ice Cream Social at Handbergs’ Marine.  Upon validation of all stamps, your name will be put in a random drawing.  The first name drawn in the random drawing will be the grand prize winner and will receive $100.00 for first place.  There will be 2nd and 3rd places with prizes awarded from the various Trading Posts.


The drawing will be held at 4:00 P.M.



You are invited to participate in the RC airplane demonstration at Scotts Seaplane Base on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 1:30 P.M.  Bring your plane or for more information contact Brian (Opie) Sullivan the designated Air Traffic Controller for the show.



Friday Dinner at Nelson’s Resort 7:00 P.M. – Prime Rib $19.95 or Chicken $14.95    Kid’s Menu $6.45 (hamburger and fries) 

Saturday Fish Fry, Noon – 1:30 P.M.  At Voyagaire Lodge $10.00

Purchase tickets from:

Nelson’s Resort – Voyagaire Lodge – Handberg’s Marine – Terrie Hoff

More information of the Celebration contact a member of the Committee:

Ruth Carlson, Chair, Terrie Hoff, Vice-Chair, Betty Corcoran, Butch Eggen, Cathy Erickson, Gretchen Janssen, Jim Janssen, JoAnn Pohlman, Missy Scott, Sandra Bodkin,

Sue Adams


This celebration is in honor of:

The 150th birthday of the State of Minnesota

The 50th birthday of the Crane Lake Voyageur Statue

And to commemorate the bricks in the “Walk of Fame”