Scandia community celebration this weekend

Taco Daze starts Sept. 7


The 37th annual Taco Daze celebration will begin Friday, Sept. 7, with live music at Meister’s Bar & Grill provided by The Dweebs from 8 p.m. to midnight.

On Saturday the art fair, crafts and produce markets open at 10 a.m.

Boy Scouts will sell tacos from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Center, and the Lions will offer cheese curds, corn dogs, and mini donuts next door at the Community Center garage.

Other food choices include grilled burritos at the Scandia Café, grilled chicken and beef kabobs at the Scandia Grocery & Deli, and nacho cheese and chips at Scandia Pizza. Meister’s food and beer garden opens at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Families with kids should arrive in the morning:  the Kiddie Pet Parade, held on the skating rink just west of the Community Center, starts at 10:30.

Children 10 and under are especially invited to bring their pets, but adults have been known to participate. Costumes are optional.

Come early to register for prizes and listen to members of the Forest Lake High School band, who will lead the parade.

The pet parade is sponsored by Crabtree’s Garden Gate and Security State Agency.

The Sawdust Scramble for coins starts at 11:30 outdoors at Meister’s.  In this event children ages 2 to 10 dig for coins donated by Security State Bank of Marine.  Each age group has 10 minutes to find $50 worth of coins.

Meister’s also has Midway Games starting at 11.

The dodgeball tournament and other games begin at 10 a.m. on the Community Center grounds.

The second annual Running of the Meatballs, a Gammelgarden Museum fundraiser held on Oakhill Road next to Elim Church, will be at 2:30.

The parade begins at 3 p.m., proceeding from the southeast on Oakhill Road.

Saturday night the live outdoor music at Meister’s will be Flashmob, performing from 7 p.m. to midnight.

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