Now that the Isanti County Fair is behind us, it is time to look forward to the great Minnesota Get Together—the Minnesota State Fair. Senior day at the fair will be on Thursday, Aug. 29. There will be deals on merchandise and food for all fair guests.

Two Minnesota seniors will be recognized as Minnesota’s Outstanding Senior Citizens on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell. Out of a pool of nominees from each county in the state, winners are chosen for their outstanding commitment to community service since reaching the age of 65. Our two 2019 Isanti County Outstanding Senior Citizens, Dixie Randall and Jim Johnson, will be recognized at this event. This event is sponsored by the Minnesota State Fair, the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, and the Federation of County Fairs.

If you are interested in attending this fun day, SACs will be hosting two buses to the State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 29. The buses will leave from the Senior Center at 8 a.m. and return at 4 p.m. The cost is $30 per person, which includes transportation and your admission ticket to the fair. Drop off and pick up will be right at the admission gates. Hometown Mobility, an independent vendor, provides electric mobility scooters and wheelchairs for rent at five locations on the fairground from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Cash, credit cards, and debit cards are acceptable forms of payment.

We are taking reservations for our buses. We have two buses available with 20 passengers each. One bus is already full! So, if you are interested in spending Senior Day at the Minnesota State Fair with us, call now to reserve your spot 763-689-6555. We promise it will be a fun day.

If you do decide to join us at the State Fair, be sure to dress comfortably. Essentials include comfortable, breathable clothing, supportive footwear, and sunglasses. You may also want to pack water, snacks, sunscreen and a light sweater if a cool day is forecasted.

Weekly Activities:

Friday, Aug. 16

• 7:30-9:30 a.m. - Friday Breakfast.

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Cafe lunch.

Monday, Aug. 19

Pork Chow Mein.

• 8:30 a.m. - Morning Stretch.

• 9:30 a.m. - Wellness Walking.

• 1 p.m. - Bridge.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Baked Chicken/Baked Potato.

• 10 a.m. - Adult Coloring.

• 10 a.m. - Knit & Stitch.

• Noon - “Hand and Foot” Cards.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Spaghetti over Noodles.

• 8:30 a.m. - Morning Stretch.

• 9 a.m. - Cribbage.

Thursday, Aug. 22

Beef Stew with Corn Bread.

• 9:30 a.m. - Wellness Walking.

• Noon - “500” Cards.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, Aug. 29: State Fair. Leave at 8 a.m. from the Senior Center at 140 N. Buchanan St. Cambridge, and return by 4 p.m. Cost is $30. Call 763-689-6555 for reservations ASAP.

The Senior Activity Center is located at 140 Buchanan St. N., Suite 164, Cambridge, and can be reached at 763-689-6555.

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