Ice houses on parade

Eh? loves the cold. But more than the cold, it’s what the cold promises: no mosquitoes, a snow scape frosted like a cake, sweaters, hot cocoa after a long day in the snow and fishing from the comfort of a tiny house on a frozen lake.

Aitkin knows all about tiny houses on the lake: They parade them out every year.
The 22nd annual “World Famous Fish House Parade” will dip its line in the water at 1 p.m. Nov. 29.

The grand marshal will be Miss Minnesota, Rebecca Yeh, a 20-year-old from Nisswa. The parade is open to anyone who would like to enter a float with an ice fishing theme.

Other activities include a craft show in the historic Opera House at the Butler Building, Santa and Mrs. Claus will stop by between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for a special visit, and the United Methodist Church will host a spaghetti feed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The end of the parade will feature the “Super Discount Ball Drop” where the last float will shoot multicolored balls into the crowd, giving attendees a chance to score different discounts at area businesses.

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