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100 Years of Summer

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The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism turns 100 this year and we’re celebrating all summer long.  Since 1918, the Chamber has worked with members to bring business and tourism to our area so we’re having a picture contest to look back at 100 Years of Summer.  

Dust off those photo albums, look through your scrapbooks! One of your pictures could be worth $250.

The Chamber is holding 2 different photo contests; Fun in the Sun and Then & Now.

  • Fun in the Sun pictures should show off summer in the area from 1918 to today. First prize wins $250 Chamber Bucks to spend like cash at any Chamber Member business. Second and third place get $100 and $50 in Chamber Bucks. Fun in the Sun entries will be judged by Steve Heriot from Heriot Creative.
  • Then & Now photos will be put in a drawing for a gift basket filled with goodies from member businesses. Any photos may be used on social media or be chosen to be in the 2019 Discovery Guide. The submission deadline for both contests is August 10th.

Email contest entries with notes on when and where they were taken to Unable to scan and upload a picture? Stop by the Visitor’s Information Center and tell us all about your summers while we scan your photo and get you entered in the contest.

100 Years of Summer runs May 27 – September 3rd.  Like the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Facebook page to see a photo a day.

Some of the submissions so far…

Winners will be announced at our Annual Meeting September 25th, you don’t need to be present to win.

The submission period is over but the pictures will be posted until Sept 3rd.







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