Emmaville Store, circa 1969

Friday, December 30, 2011

Let it snow, let it snow PLEASE let it snow!

Our first snowmobiler of the season
We got about 3.5 inches of snow this morning, and are hoping for more tonight. This brave soul rode the ditch up from Park Rapids. He is the first out on the trails, so he should have good sledding.  We hope y'all are praying for snow out there - we miss the snowmobilers.

Thanks to everyone who came out for our Christmas Open House - it was great to get everyone together to share some good cheer.  Ray Rosenberg, still recovering from his heart attack, was feeling well enough to come out and play some music for us.  A great time was had by all!

Ray and LilyLu
Our friends and neighbors in the bar...

and in the cafe.
Coming up: our New Years Eve party, featuring "White Elephant Bingo".  Guests are encouraged to bring their unwanted items and will have a chance to win new treasures brought in by their neighbors.  We'll start serving dinner at 5 pm, with a Steak Shrimp Special and our full dinner menu. Hope you can join us!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

'Tis the Season

First of all, thanks to all the deer hunters who stayed with us, stopped for a meal or gassed up at the store - we had a great week, and we appreciate your business.  Just a few hardy muzzleloaders left - almost time to switch gears to ice fishing.  Local lakes are freezing up with good, solid ice - no snow to complicate things.  We hope to have sufficient ice by the weekend for fishers on foot.  (Please don't try to drive on the ice just yet.) Stop in and check out our new ice fishing tackle - we'll have waxies too.

We're also getting ready to celebrate the holidays - we put lights up on the store, and Santa came in for a landing while test-driving his new sleigh!  Melinda and Mary did a great job decorating the tree.

We are planning to have Christmas Open House for all our friends, neighbors and customers on December 11th, starting at 3 pm.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS!