• The Relay for Life in Elkader
on June 20 raises money for the American Cancer Society™. It will take place in Elkader City Park, and the goal for 2015 is $44,000. Our Community Aces®
team will help raise money by participating in the relay. Community Aces
is our charity and volunteer program. It's contributed millions of dollars to charities, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, civic groups and assistance programs. In 2013, our employees donated over 22,000 volunteer hours to organizations in their communities. Lady Luck®
the event as well!
• The 6th Annual Lazy River Beer and Wine Festival
is on June 27 at the River Front Marina, next door to us. Lady Luck
also sponsors this premier wine and beer tasting event. It features handcrafted beer and wine from Iowa wineries and breweries, food vendors and live music. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate. They include a souvenir sampling glass, a signature event wine bag, ten samples and a $5 food voucher. You can also buy a souvenir T-shirt!
• Bikin' It & Likin' It: Starting on July 1, you can win credits towards a Waukon Harley Davidson™ motorcycle or $10,000 in cash with our Bikin' It & Likin' It contest! More credits mean more chances to win. Drawings will be every Friday and Saturday in July from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. You could be the lucky guest selected to pick a Bikin' It & Likin' It emoticon. Each emoticon will reveal a prize, up to $500. You can also watch the live radio remote on Saturday, July 11. The final drawing is on July 25 at 11 p.m., and ten guests will get a chance to win $10,000 cash or a $10,000 credit toward a Waukon Harley Davidson.
• Northern Iowa River Run: There are lots of scenic places to ride a motorcycle in the area, and you can start right in Marquette with the beautiful Northern Iowa River Run. Just take Route 18 to McGregor, and then get on Route 340 South. The road runs into Route 52 near Guttenburg, and then it goes through Millville, North Buena Vista, Balltown and Sherrill. This route takes you through picturesque farms and right along the Mississippi River, where you can see boats and barges. You also get to ride on top of giant bluffs with a beautiful view of the valley. See Effigy Mounds National Monument just north of Marquette, with 200 preserved Indian mounds about 2,500 years old, and stop at Pikes Peak State Park to see the place where the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers meet.
• The Triple State Mississippi River Run starts in Brownsville, Minnesota, and then goes through Reno and New Albin, Iowa. You can cross into Wisconsin using the bridge over the river in Lansing. Then, travel back towards Brownsville on the Eastern shore of the Mississippi. Cross back over the river and into La Crescent, Minnesota, where there’s a good view of the Mississippi River and of the neighboring hills. Most of the route is right next to the river, and you can see the scenery from both shores. The roads are in good condition, and they follow hills, so there are plenty of turns and elevation changes. The route passes through or near several parks and wildlife refuge areas, including Kains Lake Wildlife Management Area, Mounds Wildlife Area, Mount Hosemer Park, Blackhawk Park, Bergen Bluff State Natural Area and Pettibone Park.
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