If you’ve ever wanted to see bonfires on an ice-covered lake, you may soon get your chance....
If you’ve ever wanted to see bonfires on an ice-covered lake, you may soon get your chance.
The folks who in the past year have brought you the colorful lighting of Ramsey Falls, the city’s 150th anniversary celebration, and the Haunted Hotel are at it again.
The Celebrate Redwood Falls organization will kick off their new winter activity starting at sundown on Saturday, Feb. 21: the first annual Lake Redwood Fire and Ice Festival.
Organizer Craig LaBrie said last week, “We’re planning on getting some old tractor tire rims to put the bonfires in. They’re basically big steel cauldrons, so they should work.
“We also plan to have a lot of tiki-lamps out on the ice as you walk around the lake.”
Other planned activities and attractions include games, hot chocolate and smores, a mass Chinese lantern air launch, and maybe, just possibly, mini-golf.
Yes, if you’ve ever wanted to play mini-golf on an ice-covered lake — and who hasn’t? — you may finally get that chance, too.
What’s the point of the Fire and Ice Festival?
“We’re saying good-bye to winter,” LaBrie said. “We hope this becomes an annual event. We’d really like it to get bigger. We’re hoping to have snowmobile races out on the lake again someday.”
The first annual Lake Redwood Fire and Ice Festival is open to everyone who wants to show up on Feb. 21. There isn’t a fee, but the organizers are hoping for sponsors and goodwill donations to help the event pay for itself.