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Labor’s booth returns
to Game Fair 2015
August 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Visit the Minneapolis
Regional Labor Federation’s booth at Game Fair for free give-aways for union members only, including drawings for
union-made firearms!

Jack Lindahl, son of IBEW Local 292‘s
Pete Lindahl, wifht a first buck

From the Minneapolis Labor Review, July 24, 2015

By Steve Share, Minneapolis Labor Review editor

RAMSEY — For the 11th year in a row, the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO and participating unions will host a booth at the annual Game Fair in Anoka County,

The 34th annual Game Fair will run two weekends, Friday-Sunday,  August 7-9 and Friday-Sunday, August 14-16. The outdoor venue is Armstrong Kennel Ranch in Ramsey, which offers a beautiful setting of woods and lakeshore.  Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Union members stopping by the MRLF booth are eligible for a drawing for union-made firearms and other prizes. Union members and the public may enter a drawing for Cub Foods gift certificates, courtesy of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 653.

Game Fair draws tens of thousands of visitors each year, who browse among hundreds of exhibitors. Commercial vendors sell hunting and fishing equipment. Nonprofit conservation organizations provide information about their issues and activities.

Game Fair offers hands-on activities for all ages. Kids can try rifle shooting with instructors, sling shot, archery and laser shooting. A favorite for kids and adults: watching the hunting dog competition as dogs retrieve decoys with a running jump into the lake.

Game Fair promises more exhibits than ever this year and newly-restored grounds.

Visitors to the MRLF’s labor booth also will find changes this year. Each day of Game Fair will bring a focus on different issues at the labor booth, said Michelle Heizelman, member of Education Minnesota Local 1994, who is helping to coordinate the booth. (Sorry, no “Big Buck Hunter” this year).

Labor booth seeks volunteers

The labor booth at Game Fair is part of the union member outreach work of the North Suburban Advisory Council of the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation.

Union members who volunteer for a three-hour shift at the booth  will receive a free pass to Game Fair for the day. To volunteer, contact Michelle Heizelman at 612-379-4206 or e-mail michelle@minneapolisunions.org.

For more information about Game Fair, visit www.gamefair.com.

Related story:
For union members, hunting and fishing bring both the thrill of a challenge and time to relax

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