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2011 Stars & Stripes Days, Breezy Point-Pequot Lakes - Brainerd Lakes Chamber

Date: July 3, 2011 - July 4, 2011
Event Description
 Pequot Lakes
 Stars and Stripes Days- July 3 and 4
Breezy Point-Pequot Lakes Stars & Stripes Days is the place to be! 
This year we continue with the traditions and add a little bit of new entertainment as well!

Parade Float Winners:

Most Patriotic -    Stonemark Land Surveying, Inc.
Best Youth -         Dylan Avery, World Children's Wrestling Federation
Best Overall -       The Celtic Cottage

Thank you to everyone who had floats and attended the parade!

Kiddie Parade Winners:

First Place -            Ben and Sam Glarneault
                                "Colombia Pride" or "Waterskiing Wonders"

Second Place -       Duncan McKenlay
                                 "Military Pride"

Third Place -           Abbie and Jenna Hegarty
                                "American Girls"



July 2nd Festivities:

8 a.m.-4 p.m.            Pequot Lakes Community Library Book Sale

July 3rd Festivities:

8 a.m.-2 p.m.             Pequot Lakes Community Library Book Sale

5-10 p.m.                   Food Vendors,Fireman's Rodeo, Carnival Games, and 
                                Moon Jumps Trailside Park

7-10 p.m.                  Whiskey Richards - Live Band Trailside Park

After Dusk                 Fireworks by Zambelli Football Field

July 4th Festivities:

7-11 a.m.                   Pequot Lakes Fire Department Pancake Breakfast Firehall    

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.           Flea Market Trailside Park

9-10 a.m.                   Paul and Babe’s Brightest Stars Karaoke Contest Registration 
                                    (Youth 3-10 yrs. Limited to 10 Participants. Have your song
                                    title and artist plus a back up song already chosen.) Band Shelter

10 - 11 a.m.                Paul and Babe’s Brightest Stars Karaoke Contest   
                                    (Youth 3-10 yrs - Prizes!) Band Shelter

10-11 a.m.                Paul and Babe's Brightest Stars Karaoke Contest Registration 
                                (Teen11-17 yrs. and Adult 18yrs+. Limited to 10 Participants 
 Have your song title and artist plus a back up song already 
                                chosen.) Band Shelter

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.         Moon Jumps Trailside Park 

11 a.m.                      Money in the Haystack  Trailside Park

11 a.m.                       Kiddie Parade Registration Chamber Building Parking Lot

11:30 a.m.                  Kiddie Parade  Chamber Building Parking Lot

12 p.m.                      Stars & Stripes Parade 


Click Here for Parade Registration.    Click Here for Parade Rules.

  Parade Route & Event Map

1 - 3 p.m.                  Sloppy Joes, Pie, and Beverage Cole Memorial Building

1:30 - 3 p.m.              Paul & Babe’s Brightest Stars Karaoke Contest 
                                  (Teen 11-17 yrs & Adult 18yrs + -  Prizes!) Band Shelter

3:30 p.m.                   Bed Races (5 person teams - Travelling Trophy!) Chamber Building 
                                Parking Lot

 Food Booth 
FREE Shuttle Bus Service 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Park at Eagle View Elementary School (Cnty Rd 11) and ride the shuttle bus in to town (before and after the parade)

Roads Closed - County Rd 11 and County Rd 112 will be closed to thru traffic at 11:00 a.m.  PARKING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON COUNTY RD 11.

Parking - Available at TDS and the Pequot Lakes High School (cross at stop lights). 

Handicap Parking - Available on Government Drive, East Butler Street, St. Alice Church, and Old Hwy 371 (Pequot Lakes Dental).  Spaces will be marked.  Arrive Early!


 Receive a Blinkie Button with the purchase of a $5 Raffle Ticket. Chance to win Fabulous Prizes and Great Blinkie Button Specials at area businesses July 3-13!! Purchase your raffle tickets at the Pequot Lakes Chamber office. 

Raffle Prizes:
Super American- $40 Gift Card
Billy's Bar & Grill- $40 Gift Card
Pequot Lakes Physical Therapy- $30 Gift Certificate for a 30 minute Neck and Upper Back Massage
Mayson's Grille- $50 Gift Card
Merritt Jewelers- Bobber Charm and Silver Bracelet
BL Broadcasting- 4 Sky Deck Bowing & House of Comedy Tickets
BL Broadcasting- 4 Moose Mountain & Nickelodeon Universe Tickets
AmericInn Upnorth Lodge & Suites- 1 Night Stay
Grand Casino Mille Lacs- Dinner Tickets
Brainerd International Raceway- 2 Muscle Car Passes and Camping Pass
Whitefish Golf Club- 2 Rounds of Golf with Cart
Tasty Pizza- $50 Gift Certificate
Stonemark Land Surveing, Inc.- $40 Chamber Bucks and T-shirt
Trophy Time Taxidermy- $40 Gift Certificate
Marjorie Harris Home Inspection- Free Recall Chek
Salon Couture- Paul Mitchell Gift Bag & Gift Certificate
Tutt's Bait & Tackle- $40 Gift Card
Breezy Point Resort- Round of Golf for 4 with Carts

Blinkie Button Specials:
Pestello's- 1/2 Price Drinks, 3-5 p.m. July 2-4
Mayson's Grille- $1 Tap Beer (Miller Lite & Michelob Golden Draft Light)
Tasty Pizza- $2 Off Large Pizza
Pequot Lakes American Legion- Beer Garden Special July 4
Billy's Bar & Grill- Buy 1 Domestic Tap Beer get the 2nd FREE
Super America, Pequot Lakes- FREE 20 oz. Fountain Pop

Blinkie Button Specials are good for July 3-13 unless otherwise stated.

Purchase your $5 raffle ticket at these locations and cash in on the Blinkie Button Specials!  Raffle Tickets are also available at the Pequot Lakes Chamber office. Must be 18 years of age to purchase a ticket.



Thank you to our volunteer Stars & Stripes committee for helping organize a wonderful event!
Chair: Wendy Rickard (TDS Telecom)
Committee: Cindy Stiller (Jenkins Gems), Sue Erholtz (AmericInn), Mark Jurchen (Lakeland Agency), Cindy Hidde (Stonemark Land Surveying), Craig Englund (Red Line Club)
 Stay for more than a day! Take in all the happenings with this event and more by extending your stay in the Brainerd Lakes Area. No other vacation destination in Minnesota offers the variety of lodging accommodations to fit every size, price, location, and style.
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Event Sponsors
Lakes State Bank - Pequot Lakes Lakeland Agency Pequot Lakes Sanitation Stonemark Land Surveying, Inc.
TDS Telecom
Pequot Lakes SuperValu
Breezy Point Resort
Kountry Time Karaoke
Woodland Bank
Frandsen Bank and Trust - Baxter (Main Office)
Hopkins Health & Wellness Lakes Area
McDermott Orthodontics
Wildwedge Golf, Mini Golf & Maze
Nicks Lawn Service
Pequot Tool & Manufacturing, Inc.
The Celtic Cottage
Pelican Square
Oasis Oil
Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union-Baxter
Watt Automotive Inc
Billy's Bar & Grill
Little People Learning Center
Expressions Shoe Center
AmericInn Lodge and Suites - Pequot Lakes
Central Bean Company
Lakes Gas
A-Pine Family Restaurant
Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Lion's Club
Fyle's Portable Restroom Rental and Drain Clean
Water Wars
American National Bank of MN - Pequot Lakes
CD's Mini Donuts
Echo Publishing and Printing
Northland Press
American Family Insurance - John Cochems Agency
Belle Cheveux Salon & Spa
Bertha Boatworks
Central Lakes Rotary
Wildwedge Golf, Mini Golf & Maze
LarsonAllen LLP
Paul Bunyan Ice
Von Hanson's Meats
Dunk N Jump
Neumann Construction
Tasty Pizza
Ideal System Solution Inc.
Lonesome Cottage Furniture Company
Arctic Vending
Schrupp Excavating, LLC
Crow Wing Auto Body, Inc.
Northland Embroidery & Screenprinting
Lift Tech Marine
Salon Couture
Nisswa Motel
Superior Mechanical
Dairy Queen - Pequot Lakes
New Ulm Sausage Haus
Dotty Auto Company
Pequot Lakes SuperValu
Mayson's Grille
A-Pine Family Restaurant
Breezy Point Resort
McDonald's Restaurant - West Brainerd
WJJY 106.7 FM/Cool 103.5/B93.3/107.5 PowerLoon
KLKS Radio
Minnesota Teen Challenge - MNTC
Pequot Lakes Fire Department
City of Pequot Lakes
Waste Partners, Inc.
Fiks-Con Roofing, LLC
Northwoods Networkers
Event Location
Trailside Park, High School Football Field, and East Side of Downtown
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

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Handicap Parking Available:

Government Drive (across from Market Place)

E. Butler Street

St. Alice Church (Old Hwy 371)

Old Hwy 371 (Pequot Lakes Dental)

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Date/Time Information
July 3, 2011
6:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Fireworks at Dusk

July 4, 2011
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Parade at 12 p.m.

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Contact Information
Sue Galligan, Pequot Lakes Coordinator Brainerd Lakes Chamber 218-568-8911
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