Hanging on to summer!


Photo courtesy the Phelps Chamber of Commerce


Hard as it to believe - here it is - the last weekend before Labor Day weekend. What a summer it has been with dozens of great times. But it is not over yet! Here are a few activities to brighten your weekend.

Phelps welcomes everyone to participate in their Second Annual Twin Triathlon Saturday, August 27. Beginning at 8:00 a.m. registration and sign in will take place in the parking lot in front of the old hospital building. Registration forms are available at the Chamber office in advance, or please call 715-545-3800 and a form can be emailed to you.

Registration for new participants closes at 8:30 a.m. Check in for pre-registered participants closes at 9:00 a.m. There is a safety meeting at 9:00 a.m. and the race begins at 9:30.

The races consists of, first, an 8 K paddle on North Twin Lake, followed by a 16K bike ride and concluding with a 5K run. Both the bike and foot runs are on mixed surfaces with little or no paved surfaces. A map of the routes is available on line. There is also a link for registration on that page as well as information about the race and the rules.

At the conclusion of the race, there will be an awards ceremony. T-shirts are included in the fee price, however sizes are not guaranteed except for those who pre-registered by August 10.

For more information and details, contact Connie Hendrickson at the Chamber at 715-545-3800  or visit the Triathlon website


Photo courtesy the Bo Boens Snowmobile Club


Got a taste for some pig roasted on a spit? Sportsmen’s Chalet, on Old 70 in Eagle River’s far west side, is hosting their 20th Annual Pig Roast on Saturday, Aug. 27. Start time is at 2:00 p.m. and food is served at 5:30 p.m.

There will be raffles through the afternoon and door prizes, too! There is a cash raffle and only 150 tickets will be sold at $100 each. The drawing will be that day and the winner need not be present.

The cost of the meal is only $11.50 and money raised will benefit both the St. Germain Bo Boens and the Lake Tomahawk New-Tom Sno Fleas snowmobile clubs.

The Eagle River Business Association will be holding their Classic Auto Show Saturday, August 27 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., in downtown Eagle River.

There are 16 categories with a first and second place awarded in each category. There are also five specialty awards. The cost to register is $10.

For more information call Gale Newitt at 715-479-7656.

Photo courtesy Eagle River Business Association 



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