March updates on News from the Northwoods

March updates on News from the Northwoods

With daily changes in the weather there are always updates coming from the Northwoods.

My friend Mark from the Forest Lake Country Store send over some news items from the Northwoods

Our spring closure will start on Monday March 25th and we will re-open on Monday April 29th.  While we are closed we will rework our kitchen and look forward to new menu items, new items and new services we can offer our customers.

Land O’ Lakes has continued to receive snow.  Quite a bit of snow.  This weekend should be outstanding for anyone looking for a weekend of snowmobiling, or coming to the cabin to cross county or downhill ski!  There is another 5 – 8” forecast for Friday evening and yet another 8 – 10” forecast for Sunday night and Monday morning.  Some of the best winter sports opportunities are still in front of us!

With any luck this will bode well for recruiting additional water in the local lakes!  This water needs to go somewhere when it melts.  All are hoping the lakes receive most of the water!

Events Up North
Put April 12th on your calendar for the St Albert’s Fish Fry

Run from 5 PM to 7 PM, this fundraising fish fry is a harbinger of nicer weather to come!  All profits will be split equally between the Headwaters Food Pantry and the St. Mary’s Haiti Mission Trip.  More in the April newsletter!

Get our special summer events on your calendar now!

Here are a couple long range events to get on your calendar.  More detail will follow in future letters, but please hold these dates:

June 9th LOLA is hosting 100 days of Art in the Land O’ Lakes area this summer.  Partners are creating their own events in conjunction with LOLA to exhibit all genres of Art.  The sky is the limit.  The Forest Lake Country Store is hosting artist Sharon Molinaro to show how she does pet portraits.  Painting pictures of pets is a unique tribute to your favorite pet.  She will be painting a picture of our pet rock the day she is here.  No, actually she will be completing a picture of our dog Moose.  You will see the process of making a permanent tribute of your favorite pet.

June 12th Wine Tasting Benefit for Land O’ Lakes Artisans
Each year we host a fund raising event to assist the Land O’ Lakes Artisans (LOLA).  This group has is educating and instructing and displaying art of all genres to the entire north woods.  They are working to purchase the building that they currently rent in downtown Land O’ Lakes and turn it into a true education center.     

August 9th and 10th Ride with Leinie Fund Raiser for the Wilderness Lakes Trails.  This is the largest fund raising day for the Wilderness Lakes Trails.  The group consists of many local people that have a passion for the trail.  The funny part is only one person on the committee is a business owner in the area, and does not really stand to gain anything from the trail effort.  This group has worked tirelessly for 6 years, and cut miles of government red tape, to establish a very classy trail system in Land O’ Lakes.  There will be an additional section open this summer.  It is located on the east side of Land O’ Lakes and runs towards Watersmeet.  Put this event on your calendar.  It is a hoot, attended by well over 250 people last year, we expect to have over 300 attendees this year.  

Thanks for the business that you give to the Forest Lake Country Store.  Great customers make our job rewarding.  We hope to see you before we close.  

Best regards,

Kris and Mark Gostisha and girls
Forest Lake Country Store
6256 County Road B     Land O’ Lakes WI 54540     715 547 8222

forestlakecountrystore@yahoo.com

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