Featuring Our Own
Testimonial from Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst, director of the Long Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce. "Have you ever wanted to get away from home, but not too far away? Well my family and I spent a weekend at Camp S'more last May 2015. We live about 2 miles from the campground, but we felt like we were a 100 miles from our daily routine and house chores. Eric and Lisa keep a tight ship; the campground is spotless and the showers have been newly upgraded; the grass is kept short and the flowers, plants and trees are well-placed and beautiful . There is no chaotic camping feeling at Camp S'more. We had a delightful stay and are planning another visit this summer."
Come stay at Camp S'more and let Eric and Lisa help you start or continue your camping traditions.
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Chamber Director: Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst
Chamber SUMMER hours:
On VACATION: June 16 - July 10, 2016
Please contact me at (320) 732-2514.
I am in and out of the office a lot, so please call before coming or take your chances.
Location: @ the LP Library 42 3rd Street North
Thought for the Day
The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn't know enough to take a vacation. Clarence Day
Upcoming Chamber & Community Events
Sales Calendar for STEP(former DAC)- Thirft Store
Christie Home Museum 2016 tours
June, July, and August – Thur., Fri., Sat.
The carriage house opens at 1:30 pm, Tours begin at 2pm sharp
Allow at least one hour per tour!
Tours are $5 per person, $2 for children under 12. The Christie Home Museum is a member of Blue Star Museums-
Active Military members and their families tour for free!
Groups (4 or more) are encouraged to contact us for information on tours outside the regular hours. Use the "Contact us" page on our website, or message us on Facebook.
"After Hours" tours will be available beginning
June 17th (Prairie Days weekend)
These tours will begin at 6pm. $10 per person.
Pre-registration is required!! (visit website to register)
(If you've read Adrian Lee's books on Mysterious Minnesota, or Mysterious Midwest, then these tours are for you.) Available dates for "After Hours" tours: June 17,
July 1, 2, 29, 30, August 12, 13
Long Prairie DRIVE-IN - Partial Sneak Peak of 2016 summer movie release schedule:
(Due to mandatory 3-week holds on most Disney movies we will not be able to pick all of these up on their release date, but will play them as soon as they fit into our schedule.)
June 26 / July 1,2,3,4 * FINDING DORY * ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (4th of July)
Concert in the Park
@ the Veterans Memorial and/or the Christie House Museum lawn
June 30th TBD
Summer Reading Program
@ the Long Prairie Library
Read for the Win!, June 13-August 13. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program! The more you read, the more chances you have to win a prize! We’ll have lots of fun activities with LOTS more chances to win prizes! For ages 0-high school.
Summer Story Times
@ the Long Prairie Library
Tuesdays, June 14 to August 9, 3:00-3:45 p.m.
Join us as we use our imagination with stories, flannel board stories, songs and crafts to build kindergarten readiness. We ask that an adult be present to assist their child(ren) with craft projects. For ages 3-6. Limit 10.
Shorts & Capri's 50% OFF!
June 27th - July 2nd
Zentangle Workshop with Penny Leuthard
@ the Long Prairie Library
Tuesday, June 28, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Zentangles have taken the art world by storm. Zentangles are easy to learn, relaxing and a fun way to create beautiful black and white art by drawing structured patterns on 3 ½ inch square paper tile. The best part is that anyone can learn to do them! For ages 8 and up. Limit 15. Registration is required.
Long Prairie Lumber - BBQ/Cookout
Thurs. June 30th, 4-6pm
WILD COUNTRY 99 will be here grilling brats, and also serving pop & chips.
This is being provided, compliments of Whirlwind Steel, (one of their suppliers)
Every Friday @ CentraCare across from the Nursing Home
Coffee in Clotho
Fri, July 1, 6am – 9am
Clotho United Methodist Church
Thunder Lodge Party
DJ outside! 5 - midnight
Bean bags & Grilling available
Predators Baseball game
Saturday, July 2 @ Urbank 7:30pm
Sunday July 3 vs Carlos 7:30pm HOME
Friday, July 8 @ Freeport 8pm
Sunday, July 10 @ Swanville 2pm
unday, July 10 vs. Ashby 5pm HOME
Art Tour- "Be Inspired"
Wed, July 6, 1pm – 2pm
“Be Inspired” Art Tour The Christie family enjoyed and appreciated all types of art. Tour the home to gain inspiration from the artwork within, then create an art project of your own. A local artist will teach the basics of watercolor, or you can dabble in acrylics, charcoal, or simply bring a camera for artistic photos. (A photographer will be on hand to assist.) $10 per person Pre-Registration required Your creations will be displayed in the carriage house. (Summer fun refreshments will be served. Bring your own smock. A fabulous hat always helps the creative process, too!)
Concert in the Park
Every Thursday7pm – 8pm
July 7th Elvis – Brad Boice http://www.freewebs.com/bradboiceeta/
July 14th Los Diamantes
July 21st Monroe Crossing monroecrossing.com/band.html
July 28th Alan Godage http://www.alangodage.com/
@Christie House Museum
Carriages and Cars
Friday, Jul 8, 2016 1 – 4 pm
@ Christie House Museum
Carriages and Cars – House calls were an adventure for prairie doctors. Come see the transition in modes of transportation – from horse drawn carriage to Model T’s and more. Vehicles will be on display at the Christie house from 1 – 4 pm. Extended tour hours For more information, or to register for an event, please visit our website: www.ChristieHome.org or our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ChristieHomeMusuem
CRAZY DAYS- Citywide Garage & Downtown Sales
July 8 & 9
3rd Annual Historic Long Prairie Ghost Walk – “Main and More”
Sat, July 9, 7pm – 8pm
Christie House Museum
Bruce the Bug Guy!
Tue, July 12, 11am – 12pm
Great River Regional Library in Long Prairie
Bruce Giebink, aka The Bug Guy, will be back at the library with lots of wiggly, creepy crawlers. There will be bugs galore! For all ages.
Todd County Fair
Thursday- Sunday Jul 14-17, 2016
Todd County Fairgrounds
Schedule (click schedule for the event calendar)
'High School Musical' Great Theatre Camp
Fri, July 29, 7pm – 8pm
@LPGE High School Auditorium
21st CCLC along with LPGE Community Education will be hosting Great Theatre Camp. 30 local high school cast members will be performing 'High School Musical'
Welcome New 2016 Chamber Members !
MT Bucking Bulls & Rodeo Co.(June)
JCP Farms LLC (May)
CMAC- Central Minnesota Arts Council (May)
Hart Mall -Sara & Jeremy Weber (May)
Prairie Woods Laundry (April)
Pastime Antiques (April)
St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church (April)
Central MN Realty (April)
Long Drive In Theater (April)
Twardowski Escavating (March)
Handy Hanson (March)
Smoke N Motion (March)
American Legion Post 12 (February)
Long Prairie Fleet Supply (February)
Taqueria Chavez (February)
All Service Electric- Ray Hendershot (February)
D&D Auto Repairs LLC (January)
Long Prairie Lions Club (January)
Staples Area Men's Chorus (January)
Up-Sa Daisy Floral- Holly Merten ( (January)
Battle Lake Outdoors- John Allen (January)
Plus Services- Diane Brandes (January)
Long Prairie Tarp Inc. - Jesse Swartzentruber (January)
Thank you, also, to all of you who have renewed your membership!
We appreciate you and could not do this without you!
NEW- Small Business Consultants Listing!
Norwex- Gloria Miller (November)
Tastefully Simple- Candace Perish (October)
Pink Zebra- Kathleen Nauber (October)
Crafts by Shirley Hallek & Denita Winiewski (September)
Young Living Oils - Amy Westerberg & Alissa Pesta (September)
Jamberry Nails - Jaime Meyer (September)
Tupperware - Jody Bebault (June)
Electronic Sign Use and Fees Schedule
Please click the link above to download our Sign Use Policy and Fee Schedule. If you would like to use the sign (either as a Chamber Member or as a non-member) please fill out the last page of the form and enclose any payment (non-member) for use of the sign and return to the Chamber office. Thank you.
Want More Information on Community Gardens? Call City Hall 320 732-2167 Follow this link for photos and more information about the Community Gardens.
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