Cragun’s Resort in East Gull Lake will present the fourth annual Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 26, and free golf for veterans on Sunday and Monday, May 26-27.
Keynote speaker will be Col. Lowell Kruse with additional speakers from the Minnesota Military Family Foundation, Wreaths for the Fallen and a Tribute to the Troops. There will be a color guard presentation by VFW Post 1647 and Joe Vene will be the vocalist for the national anthem.
These events will honor service members and their families with on-site military personnel from all branches of the service. Fun for the entire family starts at 11 a.m. Sunday and 100 percent of donations raised at the event will go to the Minnesota Military Family Assistance Center.
Family Fun Day activities will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a Family Fun Parade, silent auction fundraiser, food and beverage booths, Humvee rides, a rock climbing wall, carnival games, balloon artists, face painters and live music by Tim Williams.
All activities are open to the public.
On Sunday, May 26, after 3 p.m. and Monday, May 27, all day, veterans will receive complimentary greens fees on all three Legacy golf courses. There will be a $10 charge per person for a GPS-equipped golf cart. Friends and family playing with veterans will receive a discounted golf rate with cart of $35 per person. Call 218-825-2789 for tee times.
Cragun’s also invites non-golfers to fish for free on Cragun’s docks using resort row boats, with or without motors. Pontoon rental is also available for $10 per hour.
There will be a casual gathering for families and friends of veterans at the Legacy Clubhouse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, with complimentary coffee, cookies and sweets.
This is the 11th year Cragun’s has hosted its Veteran’s Appreciation Golf Event on Memorial Day weekend.