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Community Festivals and Special Celebrations

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Welcome to Thrifty Living Today, a special way of life for the Twenty-first Century.

My name is Lori Blatzheim and I am your host.



Have you ever attended a community celebration in the place where you live?


Our community has a number of celebrations during the year. There is the 4th of July parade and carnival, a holiday tree lighting in December and one other celebration that I will explain.



Most of these celebrations draw an audience and seem to be successful.



Those who live in our community get to know neighbors and those who work in the area. They develop a sense of identity with each other. Eventually they may greet each other by name.


They want to participate in community events. They want their families to enjoy themselves and they want their family to be safe.


Community events are special. They offer free to low cost activities that are enjoyed by families and friends. They do, however require thought, planning, organization, work, and support.



Have you ever participated in an ice fishing contest?


I certainly hadn’t at the time my husband and I moved back to Minnesota. Since I intended to stay in this section of the country for a while I thought I should learn more about the capture of fish in the middle of winter. I did, and I learned a lot about what it takes to catch a fish in the middle of winter.


I thought you might be interested as well.



Imagine you are walking along on a sunny day. The temperature is one degree above zero. You are strolling along on top of a partially frozen lake


The area of this lake is 110 acres and the maximum depth is 45 feet.



Our local fishing contest was a success.


Lots of people dressed warmly and brought their equipment to Lake Ann. They selected a hole (that had already been drilled) and tried ice fishing.


The following are photos I took

 during the Ice Fishing Contest. The photo below is of participants trying to keep warm.



Setting up for the Fishing Contest



The fishing hole, and a fishing pole

balanced on the can. 



Standing in the middle of the Lake on

snow, 18 inches of ice and a lot of water.                                            



                                                                                     Trying to keep warm


For information on Ice Fishing check out these posts:






 Lori Blatzheim is a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, thrift advocate, and retired nurse. She knows that use of Thrift can help people because she has experienced the benefits.

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