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Three days left to help HL Muni win $1,000 for the local food shelf

By Jennifer Kotila, Staff Writer

The Howard Lake Municipal Liquor Store is a place for local residents to sit and relax with friendly people they know, to catch up on all the happenings around Howard Lake.

Under the management of Myra Laway, the liquor store has improved throughout the past year, offering more entertainment, a friendlier atmosphere, and plenty of specials to satisfy the tastes of local customers.

“She works hard,” noted bartender Charlotte Bruns. “We all do. We all want to see this place make it.”

Without the support of the local community patronizing the establishment, that would be impossible.

Not only does the liquor store need the support of the local community, it also does a lot to support the community.

For instance, throughout October the Howard Lake Municipal Liquor Store has been collecting food for the food shelf.

The collection is a competition with other Minnesota municipal liquor stores, and whichever store wins will receive a $1,000 donation from Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association and MillerCoors, which will go to the local food shelf.

As of two weeks ago, the Howard Lake liquor store was winning the contest, noted bartender Charlotte Bruns.

The contest only runs through Wednesday, Oct. 31, so people only have three days left to help the liquor store win.

As additional incentive, the individual who brings in the most pounds of food will receive a date for two at the Howard Lake Municipal Liquor Store.

Recently, he liquor store extended its hours Monday through Wednesday, and will be open until midnight rather than 10 p.m.

There have also been new bar stools purchased, and a Wii gaming system and flat screen TV were installed within the last year.

The liquor store offers plenty of specials and entertainment every day of the week (except Sundays, when it is not open).

Some of the weekly events include Monday night bean bag tournaments in the summer; open jam/mic every other Tuesday; beer bingo Wednesdays, and karaoke every other Wednesday; Texas Hold ‘Em tournaments Thursdays; and Wii bowling Fridays.

A new promotion offered at the liquor store is a free drink or beer in the on-sale with $30 worth of purchases in the off-sale.

A Halloween bash is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3 with the band “The Scene,” a costume contest, and drink specials.

A wine-tasting event will take place Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Howard Lake Community Room (above the library).

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