Category Archives: Family Fun

Weekend Vibes

photocredit: teepublic.com BY: RACHEL SMITH There are hundreds upon hundreds of sayings concerning the weekends.  ‘Everybody’s Working for the Weekend’ is a favorite.  Another common phrase is to tell co-workers ‘Happy weekend’ on Friday afternoon. I have one friend, who shall remain unnamed, that declares quite often she ‘Really needs a day between Saturday and Sunday!’  I completely...
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Reminiscent of the Good Old Days

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Winter Dance Party BY: RACHEL SMITH It’s a tale as old as time in North Iowa – or at least for the past sixty years.  What was scheduled to be a brief rock & roll tour of the Mid-Western United States soon became one of the most influential and iconic tragedies...
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The Uglier – the Better!

photocredit: poshmark.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Once upon a time people gathered for Christmas parties and Holiday get-togethers dressed in their “Christmas Best.”  Women donned beautiful gowns with gloves up to their elbows, while their gentleman friends wore a suit and tie with pride. And then the 80s happened, shifting the meaning of “Christmas Best” to something all-together different. Sweaters...
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There’s a First Time for Everything!!

photocredit: singsnap.com BY: RACHEL SMITH *NOTE: Due to weather, Christmas by the Lake will be held December 8th & 9th.* It’s definitely not our first rodeo hosting the epic holiday celebration, Christmas by the Lake!  After the Festival of Trees kicks off a weekend of family fun, you can expect all your favorite activities to be back by...
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