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A time for snow

November 14, 2008 - Chuck Hunt
Its been a gloomy week in Lake Wobegon, whoops, I mean in Blue Earth. We went from enjoying a couple of days of 74 degrees on Halloween weekend to snow, clouds, fog, rain, and cold just a few days later. The Blue Earth Area was lucky, I guess. We only had an inch or two of the white stuff. Most of it came on the night of Holiday Sampler. It added an extra holiday feel to the event, but probably kept the shoppers away. Taking a ride on the trolley that night was an adventure. The seats were wet, the blankets on the seats were wet, and the riders got wet. Every time the trolley turned a corner, water came off the roof and splattered on some unsuspecting riders. It was just part of the adventure most of them said. The trolley was actually pretty full for most of the early part of the evening, but got a little more empty on each ride later on. It was an old fashioned thing, and was fun. I enjoyed having owner Gerry Buse of St. James sing Christmas Carols as the horses, Buttercup and her daughter, Butter Biscuit, pulled the trolley around town. People tell me the attendance at the Holiday Sampler was down this year. There seemed to be some shoppers downtown, but it sure wasn't a monster crowd. Perhaps it was the nasty weather. My guess is that it has more to do with the lack of businesses open. I would think that EVERY business would be open for this event. Alas, it was not true. Many were closed, even some of the retail ones. My idea would be some injection of new events next year. Perhaps Santa? Kids games? Sled races? Who knows, just something new and different. And then try and get all the businesses to be open.


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