Angle Days Whips up Some Fun in the Northwoods

Despite a passing downpour and whipping wind on Saturday afternoon, outdoor events topped the agenda for this year’s Angle Days weekend at the Northwest Angle.

Angle goers took part in various events around the Angle, such as the Group Paddle, Fun Run, High Noon Shoot Out and the 3D Archery Shoot. The only event cancelled due to rain, much to the disappointment of many area youngsters, was the Scavenger Hunt. The 33rd Annual Chili Cookoff and the Blueberry Dessert Challenge were scheduled to be out of doors but were moved inside Jerry’s Restaurant at the last minute. It made for a packed house and a loud, fun environment.

This year’s Chili Cookoff winner was Bill Galloway with his Polish Chili. Tied for 2nd and 3rd were Gretchen Thompson’s Bear Bones Chili and Dilly Dilly We Got Chili by friends Lisa and Jade. (Last names not available.)

Karla Horsley’s Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake took the prize in the dessert challenge, and young Natt Mallet received Best in Show for the “colors of the rainbow” Trash to Treasure theme this year.

Evangeline Butler, Kellie Knight and Jack Nelson won the youth’s, women’s and men’s High Noon Shootout clay pigeon tournament.

Many of the events were non-competitive and simply brought folks out and together to enjoy the many facets of this area. Folks also got a chance to have some fresh walleye fried up by the Edge Rider’s Snowmobile Club, as well as to listen and dance to music by the KnightLighters after the Chili Cookoff.

A big Thank You goes out to the many prize donors around the area, all of The Angle volunteers, the Northern Lights Archery Club, Jerry’s Bar and Restaurant, but especially, Angle Days would like to thank the folks who came out to have fun on this special summer weekend at The Angle rain, wind and all.

(Published in the August 7, 2018 issue of the Warroad Pioneer)

(I’ve inconsistently captured the snippets I write for the Pioneer about local events. There are many I haven’t included on the blog to date, but I aim to include them all now for my own historical records on life at The Angle.)


Author: Angle Full of Grace

A writer, woods-wanderer, and internal peace seeker who raises two free-range children in the wilderness, I escaped the wasteland of corporate America a few years back never to return. I write about love, family, mental health, addiction, parenthood and personal growth all through lens of place and connection to the land. Most entries are my weekly column for our local small-town newspaper, and there's an occasional feature story thrown in the mix as well.

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