Marcia, Marcia, Marcia
We’re not talking about Marcia Brady of the Brady Bunch here, we’re talking about Macia Lang. Marcia Lang and the Gunflint Trail Canoe Races go hand in hand. You see, for the past 7 or so years, Voyageur Canoe Outfitters has been lucky enough to take first place overall at the races. There’s no big money winnings, recognition is slim but the best part about winning is Marcia Lang brings us plates full of her home baked cookies.
Marcia’s cookies aren’t just cookies. I don’t think it has anything to do with the sweet taste of victory either. These cookies are absolutely delicious and are the only incentive the staff needs to paddle hard at the races. We are so thankful and grateful for these awesome cookies as well as all of the other tasks performed by volunteers to make the canoe races a great success.
In spite of being rained out the homeowners were able to raise over $17,000. This was done through the sale of raffle tickets for small items, food sales, a silent auction and a grand prize auction of a Wenonah Canoe donated by Wenonah. The key ingredient to the success of the races is the partcipation of all of the hoeowners, cabin guests and visitors from near and far. Without their help the races would not be successful.
As we savor the bites of our cookies we fondly remember the evening of fun and with tummies filled think, Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.
Thanks to Cheryl Lightholder for the great photos and for standing in the rain!