HJ/EDJune 19, 2006

Get ready for Howard Lake's Good Neighbor Days

By Lynda Jensen

Several events are set for Good Neighbor Days in Howard Lake, including the famous turtle races, fireworks after the Orphans’ game Friday, and the second annual Run of the Lakes Saturday morning.

The “Sail into Good Neighbor Days,” banquet at the Howard Lake Christian Church will help to kick off festivities, 6:30 p.m Thursday, June 22.

Saturday events feature two different chances to run or walk – the second annual “Run for the Lake,” at 8 a.m., and the traditional one block run, which takes place at 10 a.m. near the city office building.

The lake run, which is a 5k run/walk, starts on the northeast side of Howard Lake and goes to Memorial Park. Proceeds for the run go toward Howard Lake Watershed Alliance.

Also Saturday morning, the annual fishing contest will be at Lions Park starting at 8 a.m. (register at 7 a.m.).

Strawberry shortcake will be served at the book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in honor of strawberry festivals of the past, at the community room above the Howard Lake Library.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

A craft, flea, and country Market day will be at the east side of bank Saturday as well, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Highlights Sunday will be coronation 6 p.m. at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted gymnasium after the grande day parade at 2 p.m.

Special service Sunday

Special speaker Bob Mortimer will give the message 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the community ecemunical service Sunday, set for the HLWW High School.

Mortimer has a message of hope to give to those who are being ravaged by alcoholism and drug abuse.

He has dealt with these issues himself which turned into a tragedy, he said. Mortimer presents his message of encouragement from grade schools to jails to churches.

Those who would like more information may go to www.bobmortimer.org.

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