Annual Wilson Resource Center Event
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
5:00 - 9:00 PM
(NO RAIN DATE)
Tonight, beginning and ending at Anderson County Park at Pearl lake, part of the Jackson County Park system on 715th street (Jackson Co. Rd. 4 in southern Jackson Co., MN.).
Timothy A. Kinnetz of Okoboji, IA,
F. Joseph Wilson of Arnolds Park, IA,
Tentative Schedule (times are approximates):
Event begins with drinks, harvest snacks, s'mores, campfire, etc.
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Earlier, afternoon, daylight hay-ride (1st of 2 hay-rides) through Jackson County Park System with optional short hike out to historic "haunted" Loon Lake Pioneer Cemetery east of Loon Lake and Robertson County Park, (all welcome to participate in 1st or 2nd or both hay-rides)
7:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Enjoy moonrise and sunset from observation tower at Pearl Lake in Anderson County Park
7:45 - 8:45 p.m.
Later, evening, twilight hay-ride (2nd of 2 hay-rides) through Jackson County Park System but no short hike out to historic "haunted" Loon Lake Pioneer Cemetery, (all welcome to participate in 1st or 2nd or both hay-rides)
Event ends but guests encouraged to reconvene at Parks Marina, www.parksmarina.com, Okoboji, IA for remainder of final 2011 Barefoot Bar Famous Full Moon Party, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m., featuring the Cartwright Brothers
Possible Harvest Moon late night boat ride on S.S. Minnow for fellow night-owls, by request only, (see below)
The Harvest Moon is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox, the first day of fall, this year on Friday, September 23, 2011. It can occur in either September or October and is bright enough to allow finishing all the harvest chores. At this time, crops such as corn, pumpkins, squash, and wild rice are ready for gathering. When the Harvest Moon is October, the September full Moon is the Full Corn Moon. When the Harvest Moon is in September, the October full Moon is the Full Hunter's Moon. This year, 2011, the Harvest Moon is on Monday, September 12, and the Full Hunter's Moon is on Tuesday, October 11, also the 24th Annual National Coming Out Day (NCOD).
As with all outdoor events, the annual WRC Harvest Moon Haunted Hay-ride Social is "weather permitting," www.weather.com, and there is no rain date for this event. In case of mildly inclement weather, (light winds, showers, etc.), there is a shelter at Anderson County Park, and this event will take place in the shelter. In case of severely inclement weather, (strong winds, heavy rain, severe thunderstorms, etc.), this event will be canceled. (Remember to dress for the weather!)
The forecast according to The Weather Channel web site, www.weather.com: "Monday, September 12. Day: Sunny with gusty winds. High 89F. Winds SW at 20 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 30 mph. Night: A mostly clear sky. Low 54F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph."
Because of the unseasonable warm weather, with near-record high temperatures, they are taking request, should any fellow night-owls want a late night boat ride following the annual WRC Harvest Moon Haunted Hay-ride Social.