By Jennifer Kotila
HOWARD LAKE, MN After being located in the city of Howard Lake for 31 years, the Howard Lake Business Expo is moving to the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School this year.
The expo will take place Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the high school, which is located on Wright County Road 6 south of Howard Lake.
The expo is a way for local businesses to showcase their goods and services, and is sponsored by the Howard Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Howard Lake Business Association).
One of the reasons for the move to the high school is better kitchen facilities, which will be more convenient for serving the free breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., said chamber president Duane Burkstrand.
Each year, more than 1,000 people enjoy the free pancake and sausage breakfast offered by the Howard Lake Area Chamber of Commerce in order for the business members to show their appreciation for their customers.
The HLWW High School commons area, where the breakfast will be served, is also more open and spacious for those attending the breakfast.
Everything is also more conveniently located at the high school, with the gymnasium, where the 60 to 70 business booths will be set up, located right off the commons.
Also located right off the commons is the Laker Theater, where the entertainment will be provided.
Entertainment will include performances by singer/songwriter Connie Hill from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and again at 11:30 a.m. Hill performs all types of music, from country to Christian to oldies.
Open mic will take place between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. for those who would like to show off their talents.
There are still booths available for businesses interested in showcasing their products and services to the citizens of Howard Lake and the surrounding area.
For more information about renting a booth at the expo, contact Bonnie Seegmiller at (320) 543-2650.