Minne-K Day set for May 3 2014
The Minneapolis Area Chamber of Commerce and its members are pleased to announce that this year's Minne-K Day celebration will be held on Saturday, May 3. Each year from 1998 until 2007, the Chamber of Commerce promoted and held an M-Day celebration. After six years, the M-Day tradition was renewed last year under a new name, with new events, and a new structure. As was the case last year, individual businesses who are members of the Chamber will organize, promote, and run their own events.
As an organization, the Chamber's goals are to support and preserve our current business community, promote business growth and development, and make Minneapolis a great place to live and raise a family. Having Chamber businesses create and sponsor their own events helps to achieve these goals. "We believe that allowing the businesses to control their own events will result in activities that are fun for participants while promoting the sponsoring business at the same time," stated John Kirn, Director, Minne-K Day 2014. Judging by the events on this year's schedule and by the success of last year's events, Kirn looks to be correct.
A kid's garden zone, balloon twister, a corn pool, a DIY texting contest, chain saw carving, merry-go-round rides, an art show, Messenger Dash-4-Cash, bounce houses, coin jar guessing, handyman Olympics, face painting, kids pedal car area, a cookie decorating contest, cake walk, air hockey tournament, antique fire truck rides, quarter mania to raise funds for Markley Grove, a Blue Moon beer garden, an evening dance, and an afternoon parade by the Kansas Tractor Club are just a few of the things to do at Minne-K Day.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in as many events as possible and it may be fun to combine events. For example, enter the Rock-2-Rock run and grab a plate of biscuits and gravy on the way to the finish line. Challenge your softball team to pre-game donut eating contest, hula hoop while throwing hay bales, or win the talent content while street-dancing with an alpaca.
The possibilities are endless and so us the potential for a great day. The Chamber and local area merchants are working hard to make Minne-K Day fun for everyone, and it looks like they have put together a tremendous event. Minne-K Day will fill the streets with friends and neighbors who will be celebrating our community, so come and be part of the celebration on Saturday, May 3.