Turtle Race Archives - July 21st, 2010


Turtle Race Winners!

Turtle Race Report for Wednesday, July 21.

With the sun shinning bright, the sky blue, and the winds blowing gently, the turtles were all smiles on this turtle racing day in Longville. The racers, also all smiling, were eager to hear the starting gun for each racing heat. Each of the 368 racers were hoping that their steed would cross the finishing line first.

Pre-race activities were again very popular. The Chicken Dance singers were especially melodic this week. They were Nick of Chillichothe, IL; Emilee of Apple Valley, MN; Carly of Savage, MN and Peyton of Des Moines, IA. Leading the YMCA dances were four outstanding dancers. They were Sean from Amery, WI; Kelsey from Lino Lakes, MN; Riley from Des Moines, IA; and Devyn from Des Moines, IA.

Sixteen resorts competed in the Resort Turtle Race. They were Camp O’ My Dreams Resort, Minne Teepee Resort, Kee Nee Moo Sha Resort, Green Roof Lodge, Maple Trails Resort, Thunder Lake Lodge, Broadwater Lodge, Idle-A-While Resort, Thielen’s Rainbow Bay Resort, Family Tradition Resort, Woman Lake Lodge, Long Birch Lodge, Sandy Pines Resort, Speer’s Point Resort, Pine Haven Resort, and Little Boy Resort.

The winner of the Resort Turtle Race was twelve-year-old LaKota Plafcan of St. Cloud, MN who with her family was vacationing at Idle-A-While Resort in Backus, MN. Winner of four tickets to Valley Fair was thirteen-year-old Tommy Costello of Chaska, MN. The tickets are provided by BL Broadcasting of Brainerd. They operate WJJY FM ,106.7: B93.3, Country; Power Loon, 107.5 FM; Cool 103.5, Oldies; Business Radio KVBR 1340 AM; and The Fan, 1380 AM.

Grand Racing Winner was five-year-old Ivy Wells from San Diego CA. The Grand Slowpoke Racing Winner was two-year-old Zack Baay from Forest Lake, MN.

On this very warm summer day, a great group of volunteers made a lot of vacationers happy. Ryan and Marisa Skajewski helped Pat Boen, representing Gallery of Homes with judging. Rose Franta and Dodee Colberg registered racers. Jan Elliott and Char Olson sold tickets and souvenirs. Marge McDonald and Diane Kutshied handled the prize table. Game operators from Longville businesses were Alex Fawkner, representing Frosty’s; Kathy Sweeney, representing Woodland Ins.; and Ed Lammers, representing Lakeland Promotions. Community game operators included: Amanda Mix, Kendyll Week, Elin Limburg, David Limburg, and Laura Limburg, Peg Atzen and the Atzen Clan, Chuck Colberg, Steve Oates, Mary Ann Straley, and Judy Blue.

Set up and tear-down were handled by Gerry Broshar, Steve Shallbetter, Don Shurtleff, Tony Ozark, and a great team from Camp Olson. Announcing duties were handled by Gerry Broshar, Steve Shallbetter and John and Sandy Weins. The next race is Wednesday, July 28.


Turtle Race Winners

Front, Left to Right:

Grand Slowpoke - Zack Baay, Age 2; Forest Lake, MN

Grand Winner - Ivy Wells, Age 5; San Diego, CA

Back, Left to Right:

John Weins, Announcer
Ryan Skajewski
Marisa Skajewski, Judge
Pat Boen, Chief Judge

Resort Turtle Race Winner

LaKota Plafcan, Age 12; St. Cloud, MN; Representing Idle-A-While
Resort, Backus, MN

YMCA Dancers, Left to Right:

Sean, Amery, WI
Riley, Des Moines, IA
Devyn, Des Moines, IA
Kelsey, Lino Lakes, MN

Chicken Dance Singers, Left to Right:

Nick, Chillicothe, IL
Emilee, Apple Valley, MN
Carly, Savage, MN
Peyton, Des Moines, IA



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