Old-time cruise highlights Itasca’s 125th anniversary celebration
August 3, 2016 - Picnic Time
Douglas Lodge hosted an Old Fashioned Grill Out, portion adult brats and burgers from a griddle as good as a Itasca Sugar Cookies that were traditionally served with ice cream during a “early days” during Douglas Lodge.
Guests were also invited to attend in a Retro Picnic Contest, environment adult their cruise lunches to be judged on a best retro picnic, best use of a cruise table, best use of plaid and a many artistic cruise meal.
Kids and adults comparison were invited to attend in normal grass games and qualification activities that enclosed gunny pouch races, H2O balloon toss, egg-on-a-spoon, 3-legged races and more.
Entertainment was supposing by internal rope Unpolished, that played chronological song that could be listened via a cruise grounds. The one male rope Tim Eggebraaten was “off duty” from a Detroit Lakes Police Department where he serves as Chief of Police to perform a crowd, personification both renouned and classical songs. Afterwards, a Park Rapids Community Band played nationalistic and classical tunes during a Lakeside Museum Amphitheater.
The crowd, led by Tim Eggebraaten sang Happy Birthday to Itasca State Park before enjoying a cut of birthday cake and ice-cream-in-a-bag supposing by Friends of Itasca. Guests got to shake their possess servings of ice cream by fixation a baggie with milk, sugarine and vanilla into a bag of ice and salt and jolt it until it incited into soothing offer ice cream, creation it a ideal provide to suffer during a afternoon feverishness on a seaside of Lake Itasca.