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80-YEAR-OLD GRAND MARSHAL SAYS ACTIVITY IS KEY TO A LONG LIFE ’ve been involved in so many super things with so many different people. That’s why I just want to keep going,” said Joe Doerfler, of Crosslake. At 80 years old, Doerfler is indeed still going as an active member of the Crosslake community. His most recent endeavor - or honor, rather

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- is acting as grand marshal in the city’s renowned St. Patrick’s Day parade. “Criteria for the honor is based on longevity, contributions, participation and volunteerism within the community and it’s organizations,” Crosslake Chamber Director Cindy Myogeto said. “And Joe along with his wife Shirley certainly fulfills and exceeds each of these qualifications.”

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Doerfler definitely has longevity in the area, as he has been an active community member for 40 years. His contributions include being a founding member of the CrosslakeFifty Lakes American Legion, the Crosslake-Ideal Lions Club and the Ideal Fire Department. When he moved to the area from Lakeville 40 years ago, Doerfler started out in

construction in Ideal. “I wanted a change,” he said after living in the hustle and bustle of the Twin Cities for many years. After about a year in construction and serving on the Ideal Fire Department, Doerfler jumped at the opportunity to open his own business - Crosslake Stump and Tree Service. Nearly four decades later, he still runs the business.

“If I’m capable of working, I want to work,” he said, noting that he doesn’t work full-time anymore though and subcontracts out for bigger jobs. “I take on what I want so I can continue working, and that way I can keep busy. And I think (that’s) why I can live so long.” Doerfler believes being

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THANKS to our VOLUNTEERS and CHAMBER MEMBERS who made this month-long celebration a charming success! SILVER SPONSORS Boyd Lodge Crosslake Insurance Agency, Inc. Crosslake Veterinary Practice, PA Fiks-Con Roofing, INC Grand Champion Meats - Crosslake GrassMaster, Inc. Gull Dam Brewing Larson Group Real Estate/Keller Williams Realty Professionals Minnesota Inboard Water Sports Northland Pet Lodge RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty - Crosslake Reed’s Market and Gas Express Simonson Lumber of Crosslake Stromberg’s Chicks & Gamebirds The Bourbon Room Saloon & Eatery BRONZE SPONSORS Barstock Liquors Crosslake Yoga & Pilates Dairy Queen - Crosslake Encompassing Beauty Lake Country Crafts and Cones Midwest Machinery Co. Moonlite Square Passages of Time Pequot Tool & Manufacturing, Inc. Stonemark Land Surveying, Inc.

IN-KIND SPONSORS Pat & Tami Murphy Action Entertainment Better Living Concepts, Inc. C&C Boat Works City of Crosslake Crosslake Evangelical Free Church Crosslake Lutheran Church Echo Publishing/Brainerd Dispatch Fyle’s Portable Restroom Rental and Drain Clean Hubbard Broadcasting Northland Press Pequot Lakes Sanitation Seaberg Motorsports

2018 ST. PAT’S DAY COMMITTEE CHAIR: Laura Stromberg (Stromberg’s Chicks and Game Birds) COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Matias Latorre - Zorbaz Crozzlake Bruce Gateley - Crosslake Insurance Agency Dawn Maucieri - Maucieri’s Italian Bistro Heather Jones - Barstock Liquors Crystal Glaser - Whitefish Properties Brandon Pederson - RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty Brian Thull - North Country Lawn Care Rachel Granfors - Select Therapy Bob Heales - Community Member Cindy Myogeto & Bill Monroe - Crosslake Chamber

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active is the key to living a long life, and his activity started long ago when he joined the naval reserves at just 16. After nearly a year there, he transferred to the Air Force for 7½ years. The Air Force took him abroad to England for a time, where he got to travel and experience new cultures. But simply being active isn’t the only reason Doerfler is involved in so many community activities and organizations, which also include the Light Up the Dam committee, Immaculate Heart Church and the chamber of commerce. “I meet so many great people,” he said. “And I really like working. … I can go to bed at night with a smile on my face, saying that I helped my fellow men. And that’s my big thing in life.” Another Crosslake activity Doerfler can take some credit for is the Hunter’s Rendezvous, an event he ran for 19

years. Hunters brought deer antlers or bear skulls in to get scored for free and measured for qualification in state and other hunting record books. And still more community involvement for Doerfler includes serving on Crosslake’s road commission under Mayor Fred Bieber, cemetery commission under Mayor Kurt Anderson and former police reserve under Chief John Backdahl. “If there’s another committee in Crosslake, I’d probably find it and serve on it,” he joked. “It’s just so much fun.” Though he knows there are other deserving community members as well, Doerfler is grateful to serve as this year’s parade grand marshal. “I am very, very proud to have been picked,” he said. “This is an honor. God has blessed me for 80 years of life.” Those blessings include Doerfler’s wife of 59 years, Shirley, children Donna and the late Joe Jr., three grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Shirley is also excited

to see her husband honored in such a way. “He makes me very proud,” she said. Even though this year’s parade will be extra special with Doerfler as grand marshal, it will also be bittersweet, as he no longer has his longtime parade companion and best friend, Charlie the shih tzu poodle. “He has been with us for many, many St. Paddy’s Day parades, and he has been in all the parades that we have towed the Lions trailer,” Doerfler said of the little dog who donned festive outfits every year. “He just won the hearts of many little kids.” Despite Charlie’s absence, the grand marshal will hold his head high in the parade, as he thinks about all the community involvement and fun activities that got him to that point. “I’m really proud of myself for what I’ve accomplished in life,” Doerfler said. “Anything I can do to help this community.” Theresa Bourke may be reached at 218-855-5880 or theresa.bourke@ pineandlakes.com. Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter at @ PAL_Theresa.

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Joe Doerfler, a longtime Crosslake resident, is honored as this year’s grand marshal for the St. Patrick’s Day parade because of his lengthy list of volunteer contributions to the city.

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ton. Raffle tickets/Blinkies are available at Crosslake Chamber member businesses. Get Blinkie Button deals Friday and Saturday, March 16-17. The raffle ticket drawing party will be Friday, March 23, at Andy’s Bar & Grill. Raffle ticket holders need not be present to win; there will be door prizes at the raffle ticket party. St. Patrick’s Day events kicked off Saturday, March 3, with the Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Pageant at Manhattan Beach Lodge. Following is a schedule of events:

Saturday, March 10

► 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: St. Urho’s Day Grasshopper Hop Participants register at any participating establishment, buy a safe ride wristband and enjoy a Finland-themed pub crawl with games of skill at each location with prizes and a trophy for the best-scoring team. Participating establishments are Andy’s Bar & Restaurant, Bourbon Room, Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion, Cedar Chest, Maucieri’s, Mission Tavern, Moonlite Bay, Manhattan’s, Riverside, The Wharf and Zorbaz.

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► 9 a.m.: Pot O’ Gold Treasure Hunt. Second of three daily clues for the Pot O’ Gold Treasure Hunt will be released. ► 6 p.m.: Music featuring DJ Mike. Andy’s Bar & Grill: Live music until close. ► 8:30 p.m.: Trivia and music Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar: Trivia followed by DJs JP & Dana until close.

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Saturday, March 17 ► 8-11:30 a.m.: Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast Event will feature breakfast, kids coloring activity and beads for

all the kids at Crosslake Lutheran Church. ► 9 a.m.: Pot O’ Gold Treasure Hunt Third of three daily clues for the Pot O’ Gold Treasure Hunt will be released. If necessary, a fourth clue will be released at 9 a.m. Sunday.

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"Share Your Charm” at the 44th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration on Saturday, March 17. The parade will be at 2 p.m. that da...

Crosslake St. Patrick's Day 2018  

"Share Your Charm” at the 44th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration on Saturday, March 17. The parade will be at 2 p.m. that da...

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