It must have been the eclipse since I've never had so many plans come together in one week. And some plans I didn't even know I had! One plan that didn't work out as well was the Ag Open which got rained out after about 45 minutes of golfing. We decided to draw names for the winners and split the $500 prize money three ways. The new Fantasy Golf scratch off game was fun, the winning score of 27 received a Prairie’s Edge prize package along with $25 in quarters to use in the machines. Thanks to all the Granite Falls businesses who donated door prizes and to our sponsors, Granite Falls Bank, Citizen's Alliance Bank, Project Turnabout, Granite Falls Energy, Granite Falls Lions Club, Exit Realty and Almich's Market.
Granite Run Golf Course served a great steak meal, it was a fun night despite the rain.
The disc golf tournament was cancelled because of lack of registrants, I plan to try that again in October.
On Thursday evening of last week, the Bluenose Gopher Public House had a member meeting where it was confirmed that the coop now has financing in place in order to open this fall or early winter. Bisbee Plumbing and Heating is already working on the plumbing plans to be submitted for permitting. The financing is contingent upon raising $50,000 in member loans and a deadline has been set for October 15. If you want to see a Prohibition - themed Public House which serves local craft beer, local wine and great coffee in downtown Granite Falls, contact me for more information on becoming a member, making a donation or entering into a member loan. It will serve as an "idea incubator" and a percentage of each sale will go to local non-profits. The website has all the information and business plan. www.blue nose.coop.
The Sod House Theater production of Enemy of the People on Friday, Saturday and Sunday was fantastic. I attended Saturday night, what a beautiful moment walking across the footbridge listening to their music as the sun was setting. Part of the cast and crew stayed at my country house which is now for sale.
Many of you know Ashley Hanson whose production company, Placebase Productions, created our walking and paddling theater here. She is interested in creating an artist residency program and headquarters for her programs here. This would bring artists, actors and musicians to Granite Falls, a requirement of the residency would be some type of public work in town. This is the plan I didn't know I had, I am now looking for suggestions and support for our creative economy!