BEAN BAG TOSS is an affordable game which is easy to play and suitable for all ages. Leagues have formed at McPete’s and they are set up behind the batting cages.

McPete's hosts bean bag games

Subhead: 
Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
Bean bag toss is a game for all ages and these days it has become a very popular pass time at McPete’s Entertainment Center on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake.
“We have leagues playing every Wednesday and Thursday night from May through the end of August,” says Eric Petersen, who owns McPete’s with Bob McDowall.
“It’s very popular,” he said.
To join the league costs $25 per season and it gets very competitive, Petersen says.
“The ladies teams can be very good too,” said McDowall. “Everyone can play and compete.”
For league play, teams of two play three matches per night, best two out of three wins.
The game is catching on fast. There was a bean bag tournament at the county fair this year and today (Saturday), the Big Lake Lions are hosting a bean bag double-elimination fund-raiser tournament with a first place prize of $300.

photos


(From left) Lexi Freund (Big Lake), Betsey Cornelius and Ben Cornelius (Nowthen), Gunner Dorweiler and Colton Dorweiler (Princeton), Ben Manning (Zimmerman), Bailey Dorweiller (Princeton) and Salene Krueger (Big Lake.) The county fair runs from July 16-19. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Dr. Lola Sutherland is retiring from clinical practice after 33 years in the Big Lake community. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

SMITTY’S AMATEUR FIDDLERS CONTEST drew 22 musicians to compete in Big Lake this year. They were accompanied by Gilmore Lee.

LEE GERHARDSON, 47, from New London, was found dead in Big Lake near the swimming beach in 10 feet of water Monday. Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.

Adopt-a-Road participants volunteer for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and work to clean roadsides that border and bisect refuge land. This spring, from April to June, approximately six individuals, three families, and seven groups, such as boy and girl scouts and 4-H groups, volunteered to clean countless miles of roads. (Submitted photo.)