Second Annual Family Fun Day To Benefit Minnesota Military Families Is May 29

By Nancy Krasean

Cragun’s Resort, Brainerd, MN, presents the 2nd Annual Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 29 and Free Golf for Vets on May 30 and May 31.

Commenting on the event, resort owner Dutch Cragun said, “Veterans of Minnesota were called and they served for you. They gave; now they need your support. It’s time to show your appreciation and do your part. It’s the right thing to do.”

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 Noon on May 29 and 100% of donations raised at the event will go to the Minnesota Military Family Assistance Center. Family Fun Day activities will run from Noon-3:00 pm and will include a Silent Auction fundraiser, food and beverage booths, Humvee rides, a rock climbing wall, bounce house, Patriot Guard drive-through, carnival games, balloon artists, face painters, carnival games, and live music. All activities are open to the public. Please call 1-800-CRAGUNS and ask for the Memorial Day weekend package to book your stay.

On Monday, May 30 and Tuesday, May 31 veterans will receive complimentary greens fees on all three Legacy Golf Courses, rated among the best in the state by Golf Digest. There’s just 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. Please call 218-825-2789 for tee times.

Cragun’s also invites non-golfers to fish for free on Cragun’s docks using our rowboats, 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 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday, with complimentary coffee, cookies, and sweets. This is the 9th year Cragun’s has hosted their Veteran’s Appreciation Event on Memorial Weekend.

“We’re pleased to show our support for our military services and their families,” said Dutch Cragun. “As a veteran of the Korean War myself, I know how important it is to be recognized for serving our country. Now that we are at war again, the sacrifices of military personnel and their families should not go unnoticed. That’s why our annual Veterans Appreciation Programs have expanded last year to include a Family Fun Day for those dedicated family members left behind.”

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