Celebrate Guttenberg this weekend

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By Shelia Tomkins

The Guttenberg Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to celebrate Guttenberg and its river heritage this weekend with a variety of summer activities for the whole family. 

The event opens Friday evening at the River of Music in Ingleside Park from 6-8 p.m. featuring music by Pizzin' in the Wind. The winner of the summer sculpture contest will be announced by Umbrella Arts. The Guttenberg library will sponsor youth activities from 5:15-6 p.m. in the gazebo north of school.

Relay of Voices

A highlight of the weekend will be the Relay of Voices that will arrive on Friday and leave on Sunday. The storytelling event on Saturday evening will also feature music by Big Blue Sky. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers to the platform area of the south marina visitor center on River Park Drive at 6 p.m. on Saturday.  See story on page one.

Youth fishing tournament

Saturday morning will feature a youth fishing tournament sponsored by the Guttenberg Motel. 

The event is open to youth of all ages, and there is no charge to enter. All entrants will receive a free t-shirt. The Guttenberg Motel is sponsoring the tournament. Sign-up begins at 7:30 a.m. at the south marina parking area. Please note that all contestants must sign in to be eligible to win. Weigh-in will be at 11 a.m.

Those with questions can call Patty at The Guttenberg Motel, 252-1433. 

Lock and Dam tours

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house at Lock and Dam 10, in Guttenberg on Saturday.  This free event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Members of the community and surrounding areas are invited to meet lock staff, explore the facility, learn about water safety and catch a front-row seat as vessels lock through. For accessibility questions or more information, please contact the Lock and Dam 10 staff at (563) 252-1261.

Crazy Day sales

Local merchants will offer bargains at the annual Crazy Day sales event on Saturday. See the ads on page 24 for details.

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