Thursday, August 20, 2009

Labor Day on the Grass

A wine tasting, mountain bike ride, talent show, salmon dinner and car show are just a sampling of the fun Spirit Lake has in store for Labor Day weekend.


“Labor Day on the Grass” kicks off Thursday, Sept. 3 with the Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce’s annual Wine Tasting and Auction at the little park on Maine Street. The event begins at 6 p.m. with live music, local wines and micro brews.


A bike ride benefitting the Spirit Lake Parks and Recreation Commission is set for the morning of Saturday, Sept. 5.  Following a pancake breakfast provided by Calvary Christian Fellowship, participants will be bussed to the Mt. Spokane Ski Area and ride their bikes back to Spirit Lake along 20 miles of easy downhill logging roads.


Tickets for the ride, which includes a souvenir T-Shirt, are $35 each.


The bike ride ends at City Park, where events are planned all weekend including live music, a mountainman encampment, booths, Old Ways Society, Dutch Oven cooking demonstrations and more.


A talent show and salmon dinner are planned for 6 p.m. Saturday evening with musicians, jugglers, comedians, dancers and magicians vying for cash prizes.


Sunday’s events include a car show at City Park and classic rock music by the J.W. Hardin Band and Muddy Frog Watters.


Monday is the town’s annual Labor Day parade on Maine Street.  The day’s entertainment lineup at City Park includes the Jimmy Brown Band, Brad Sondahl and the VFW foot race and corn on the cob.

For Information Contact:

Bike Ride & Car Show – Marc Kroetch, 208-623-5130

Vendors – Verla Reed, 208-623-2275

Wine Tasting & Auction – Roxanne Kusler, 208-623-5700

Music & Talent Show – George Bruner, 208-263-3129

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