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Published 8:49 am Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thanks for help with A.L. event

The Celebrate Albert Lea committee wants to thank the entire community for its support of Celebrate Albert Lea that was held downtown celebrating the new Broadway streetscape and kickoff of the Albert Lea Color Dash on Oct. 12.

We were very blessed to have great weather, more than 400 participants in the Color Dash, for the support of a fundraising event for the weight room renovation at Albert Lea High School and introduction of the Albert Lea Youth 1st chapter. Thank you to the wonderful volunteers and spectators who attended.

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The activities during the day included sidewalk sales from local businesses, face painting provided by the Art Center, pumpkin painting with pumpkins donated by the Chamber of Commerce, art and flea markets at the Art Center, kids crafts were provided by Park & Rec, American Legion Flea Market, kiddie train ride, swing dancing and cooking demonstration by Bob Tewes of Crescendo.

A special thanks to Scott Hanna of Community Education and MaChar Kingstrom and her Girl Scout troop for helping with the obstacle course.

A street dance featuring Chris Brooks & The Silver City Boys was held between William and Clark streets from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Our sincere thanks to the following businesses for their generous support of the event: Mayo Clinic Health System Albert Lea and Austin, ITC, Alliance Benefit Group, Jim & Dudes, Albert Lea Electric, Grace Christian Church, Pro Trucking Inc., Albert Lea Chamber of Commerce, American Legion Post 56, Albert Lea Downtown Association, 112 on Broadway, The Taco King, Jake’s Pizza and the Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Thank you Albert Lea Tribune, Freeborn County Shopper, KATE Radio, Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce, Power 96, Lake Mills Graphic and the Courier-Sentinel for helping us promote this event.

We would also like to thank the city of Albert Lea, Larry Baker and the Parks & Rec Department for the help in planning the event and picnic tables, Thompson Sanitation, EZ Rental and Freeborn County Environmental Services.

We look forward to Celebrate Albert Lea next year!


Celebrate Albert Lea committee