On Saturday, May 14, Lanesboro is celebrating the end of winter and the return of our busy season with a Spring Fling. All activities will take place on Coffee Street, which will be closed to cars and other motorized traffic. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. a craft and handmade market will be open. Over 20 vendors will be showing and selling handmade crafts. Selections will include pottery, baskets, jewelry, bags, and more. Lanesboro’s clothing retailers are excited to show you some of their new apparel for spring with a fashion show at 10 a.m. Beautiful Something, Stone Mill Clothing & Gifts, and E2 Boutique will be featuring outfits that range from fun to fancy! The retailers in town are also involved in the big event. With each purchase made at one of the participating shops, you will be entered into the drawing for some great giveaways at 5 p.m. Some of our local musicians will be entertaining us from 5-7 p.m.
Lanesboro’s local restaurants will be putting together a lunch that may be purchased for $15. The Lanesboro Youth Mission Group will be serving the lunch and selling beverages to help raise funds for their summer trip to Kokomo, Indiana. Each year, the Lanesboro United Methodist Church, organizes a summer mission trip and invites our area youth to participate. Over the years, they have served in impoverished areas and communities hit by natural disasters including New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina; Joplin, Missouri, after a tornado; and the communities of Iowa City, Iowa, Rushford, Minnesota, and Moose Lake, Minnesota, after major flooding. It is satisfying to see our kids give their time and energy to people who need help and fun to see the kids return feeling like they have received more than they have given.
Our friend and chef, Dave Harrison, from Intermission is giving the opportunity for people to continue the Spring Fling into the evening. He is offering a 3-course wine dinner at 7:30 p.m. His theme for the night is “Springtime in Paris.” Visit http://intermissionoflanesboro.com/ for a complete menu and to make reservations.
Need a place to stay for the weekend? Stone Mill Hotel & Suites is right in the middle of the action for all the Spring Fling activities.MAKE A RESERVATION