Here at Stone Harbor, we are awaiting our first significant snowfall – it should be coming soon! Monday night I had one of those memorable moments driving up the Gunflint Trail, when there was a beautiful snow shower but not enough to stick. It made us aware that the snow will be here soon.
The store is looking great and we are getting all prepared for Black Friday. We will have events here in the store, starting with a storewide sale and some really deep cuts in to some new and used canoes, used kayaks and other water transport equipment. But for families, you will once again get a chance to get your picture taken with Santa. He’ll be here immediately following the parade on Friday and also midday on Saturday. Santa has lots of places he needs to go so his time here is limited – make sure you’re here at one of those times if you’d like your picture taken.
Did we say parade? Of course we did. The annual Thanksgiving parade will be at 6 PM on Friday. Come and watch Grand Marais’ own version of the Macy’s parade in New York. Hundreds of floats and marching bands and beauty queens from all over the Midwest will be included. Well, maybe it’s not quite that big, but it is a lot of fun – so much so that it usually goes around the block twice. The nice thing is that if it is cold out and the parade starts at 6, you should be back inside by 6:30, even with two trips around the block. You might even make it back in by 6:15 – sometimes the honor guard doesn’t want to go around twice, so the parade length always holds an element of surprise.
Now, let’s talk the sale. Everything in the store will be on sale, so before you stop in Thunder Bay, Duluth, the Twin Cities, or anywhere else, you should definitely stop in to see our prices and selection. We think you will be pleasantly surprised that you can get much of your holiday shopping done either with us or with the other merchants in the area.
Meanwhile, pray for snow and come back up to see us for some of the great winter events that we will discuss at a later time.
Have a safe holiday.