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.
History of Long Prairie
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Long Prairie Area Tourism
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2015 Visitors Guide
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Chamber Director: Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst
Chamber SUMMER hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:30-3pm Friday closed
*Wednesday- Visitations: I will be in and out of the office.
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
Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.
Upcoming Chamber & Community Events
Summer Clearance Sale
Babygirlz Boutique Summer Sale
Snag some GREAT deals, July 26th, through Saturday, July 30th!!
**ALL Spring & Summer tops, dresses, bottoms, and outerwear - 30% off
**ALL Cello & Kut Denim - 50% off (on table, and clearance rack)
**ALL Spring & Summer scarves - $5
PLUS, don't forget about our $10 and 50% off clearance items!
Christie Home Museum 2016 tours
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:
July 29, 30, August 12, 13
Long Prairie DRIVE-IN -
July 29,30,31 ICE AGE 5 with INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE This will be your LAST chance for an animated feature thru Aug schedule, possibly thru September.
**GATES open 6:30 Fri/Sat * weekdays & Sunday 7:30 *
** Movies will start at dusk (approx 9:40) Movie start times will start becoming sooner from this point forward.
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.
Local Farmers Market
Every Friday @ CentraCare across from the Nursing Home
Thorson’s Farm Market
Monday to Saturday
Long Prairie (next to Super 8); 9 am - 3 pm
Concert in the Park
Every Thursday7pm – 8pm
July 28th Alan Godage http://www.alangodage.com/
@Christie House Museum
The Ladies Monthly Scramble
Thursday, July 28th at 5:30 PM. We will still have steak or chicken available along with potato salad for dinner tomorrow evening. If you planned on having dinner tomorrow night please still respond to let us know how many to prepare for by tomorrow at noon. Next week's menu will be an appetizer dinner. Please sign up for this ahead of time so that the group preparing the meal knows how many will be attending. Also, the clinic scheduled for tomorrow night will be held next Thursday at 4:30 PM (prior to golf).@ the LP Country Club. Dinner menu is: Steak ($13) or chicken ($11), potato, side salad & dessert. You may sign up as an individual or as a foursome. If you are playing, when signing up please designate whether you will be having steak or chicken.
“Sand on the Beach”: Prior to the ladies scramble, Angela Eldred, LPGA will be hosting a bunker lesson at 4:30 PM for any ladies interested. Cost is $10 for the lesson which includes a free drink afterwards. If you are interested, please be ready for the lesson by 4:15 PM (meet at the clubhouse).
National Night Out- “Community Safety Night”
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Lion’s Park – Lake Charlotte
5 – 7 pm
National Night Out will be held once again for the Long Prairie community. We have moved the location this year to Lion’s Park at Lake Charlotte to accommodate more vendors and community members! National Night Out has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote community spirit and law enforcement-community partnerships in fighting for a safer nation.
The National Night Out – Long Prairie planning committee needs community involvement and is currently securing those businesses, health care organizations, churches, civic groups, youth groups & local clubs to participate in this year’s event. We are looking for informational booths, bands/DJs, face painting, food vendors, dance groups, clowns, magicians, classic cars, law enforcement, ambulance services, posse members etc. … the list goes on!
Any individual or group interested in supporting the Long Prairie community is asked to contact either Kevin Langer – Long Prairie Police Chief (320-732-2156), firstname.lastname@example.org or Barb Dinkel Goodrich – Abused Child & General Crime Services Coordinator, Hands of Hope Resource Center (320-732-2319),email@example.com
Coffee in Clotho
The first Friday of every month you can enjoy Coffee in Clotho at the United Methodist Church from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m
Concert in the Park
Every Thursday7pm – 8pm
August 4th Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra www.thelpco.org
August 11th Dave Cofell and Adam Hammer. : www.davecofell.com
(sponsored by the LP Library)
August 18th Northern Lights Gospel Quartet http://www.northernlightsquartet.com/
NEW 2 U RUMMAGE SALE
American Lutheran Church- 215 9th St SE – Long Prairie
Saturday, August 6, 8 A.M. – 2 P.M.
$3 BAG SALE BEGINS AT NOON
(Our best deal? FREE prayer!!)
Homemade Ice Cream Social
Clotho United Methodist Church
Sunday, August 7th, serving starting at noon until about 4:00 pm or until the ice cream runs out
The Great Brodini!
Wed, August 10, 1pm – 2pm
Long Prairie Library
Join us for a fast-paced interactive magic show with tricks so amazing, you won't believe your eyes. For all ages.
Mixed Media Art—for Adults!
Tuesday, August 16, 11:00-12:30 p.m.
Long Prairie Library
In honor of World Water Monitoring Day, come explore water as an inspiration for creating art.
We’ll use mixed media and found objects to transform a rain gauge into a piece of art. For adults.
Limit 10. Registration is required.
Bike N Trike Rally
Fri, August 19 & Sat, August 20, $20.00 Gate Charge for weekend or $10.00 a day
Long Prairie Industrial Park -west of City Hall & Vet Clinic off Hwy 71
Camping Available- $25.00 for the weekend
ALL proceed go to veterans and their families in need!
- DJ4U- during day
- Leader Pig Races 5-7pm
- Band- Dirty Reggae Punx 8-12pam
- Medallion Hunt at noon
- Ultimate Truck Series- afternoon
- Band- Rhino 9-1am
- Mayor's Lighted Bike Parade thru downtown Long Prairie 8:30pm
Thunder Lodge Beer Wagon
Smokin Motion- food vendor
Welcome New 2016 Chamber Members !
Philips Repairables & Collision Center LLC (July)
Long Prairie Assembly of God (July)
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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