Medallion Contest Winner
Caleb Smith of Ironton located the Cuyuna Christmas Medallion Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 1, on the siren tower across the street from Ironton’s City Hall/Fire Department. He won $50 cash and a one-year subscription to the Crosby-Ironton Courier, both on-line and mailed copies.
Mrs. Claus Cookie Bake-off Winners
The first-ever Mrs. Claus Cookie Bake-off was a great success and judges Tracey Srock, Claire Rasmussen, Julie Rasmussen, and Johnna Johnson had quite the sugar rush upon finishing! The first and second place winners won prize baskets, while the People’s Choice winner received a $20 gift certificate to Super One.
- First place: Kenzie Picek – mint chocolate chip cookies
- Second place: Katja Yliniemi – ugly sweater sugar cookies
- First place: Robin McClure – brownie cookie with peppermint
- Second place: Dana Olson – candy cane white chocolate chip
- Glynn Walker – 2-D Christmas cookies
Tigirlily, an up-and-coming country band from Nashville, will perform two outdoor concerts at 4pm & 5:15pm on Saturday, December 4 at the Crosby Memorial Park Band Shell.
Tigirlily is comprised of sisters Krista and Kendra Slaubaugh whose single “Somebody Does” recently rocketed to number one on both the iTunes Country Songs Chart and the iTunes All Genres Songs Chart. Their other newly released songs are “Everybody’s on Something,” “My Thang,” and “Dig Yourself.”
Since they were young teens, the duo has been touring across their home state of North Dakota as well as South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota. After relocating to Nashville, they quickly became an in-demand act playing over 130 shows in 2019 alone, including opening slots for Leann Rimes, Big and Rich, Justin Moore, and Chris Janson. They perform weekly at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Nashville.
Bring your buckaroos to rope alongside College Rodeo National Champion Steer Wrestler Bridger Anderson!
The cowboy – who placed 9th in the world in 2020 Pro Rodeo standings – will be signing autographs and sharing his skills with youth who’ll have the opportunity to wrangle elves. Originally from Carrington, North Dakota and hailing from a rodeo family, Anderson has been competing since his senior year of high school.
He’ll be at Crosby Memorial Park on Saturday, December 4 from 2-4PM.
Thank you to several anonymous donors, tons of volunteers, and the following generous partners for making A Cuyuna Christmas possible!
- American Peat
- Brainerd Hydraulics
- Crosby Fire Department
- Cuyuna Fire Department
- Cuyuna Lakes Chamber
- Dairy Queen
- Deerwood Bank
- Deerwood Civic & Commerce
- Deerwood Fire Department
- Deerwood American Legion Post #557
- Elite Underground
- Garrison Bay Lake Lions
- Holmvig Excavating
- Jim Christensen, Kurilla Real Estate
- Koop Funeral Home
- Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union
- Mixed Company – A Kava House
- Nelson Inc.
- Oberg Fence
- Outing Area Chamber
- Range Disposal
- The Deerstand
- The Spalding House
Thank you to our event committee for their work to organize, fundraise, and otherwise support all of the Cuyuna Christmas activities!
- Mike Aulie, Mayor of Deerwood
- Courtney Condon, Cuyuna Lakes Chamber
- Missy Cutter, Deerwood American Legion
- Eryk Haapajoki, CTC & Smiles for Jake
- Anita Hollenhorst, CTC & Smiles for Jake
- Johnna Johnson, Mixed Company
- Lori LaBorde, Crosby-Ironton Courier
- Cathe Picek, Garrison Bay Lake Area Lions
- Jennifer Podsiadly, CRMC & Smiles for Jake
- Liz Sanvig, Ironton American Legion
- Peggy Stebbins, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
- Kristi Westbrock, CTC & Smiles for Jake
- Shellie Wynn, Range Disposal
Cuyuna Christmas wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of numerous volunteers.
If you can lend a helping hand, please contact Jennifer Podsiadly at Jennifer.Podsiadly@cuyunamed.org.