Marine celebrates the St. Croix with a square dance

Marine on St. Croix will celebrate the arrival of the ‘Be Moved’ paddlers on their trip down the whole river this weekend with special events.




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Marine on St. Croix General Store
Marine General Store, photo by GSankary

Marine on St. Croix is throwing a party this Saturday night to celebrate as the “Be Moved by the St. Croix River” trip down the length of the river reaches the lower stretches.

The festivities will culminate with a square dance at the Village Hall, featuring music by a band including St. Croix River writer Don Mitchell — who recently co-published the beautiful coffee table book Shimmering Blue Line with painter James Wilcox Dimmers — and Corey Mohan — who paddled up the entire river this spring on his way from St. Paul to Lake Superior — calling the dance.

Schedule of events

Saturday, July 16

Marine Restoration Society Open House
Village Hall
Bob Walquist and Mark McGinley will be available to discuss river and town artifacts that they will have on display, and members of the Marine Restoration Society will be on hand with information about Marine and the Historical Walking Tour (maps will be available for purchase).

6:00 p.m.
Ecumenical Service focused on the river in the lives of Marine’s citizens
Led by Pastor Joel Martin

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Square Dance – Free admission
Village Hall
Music by the Whitecaps

Sunday, July 17

10:15 a.m.
Paddlers depart Marine Landing
All are welcome to wish them bon voyage, or join them via canoe, boat or otherwise on their journey downstream.



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