Let’s put Minnesota nice onPublished 9:37am Friday, July 26, 2013 Updated 11:50am Friday, July 26, 2013
With the Hoot Lake Triathlon coming up Saturday in Fergus Falls, it’s important that Fergus Falls residents put on their best face.
Events such as the triathlon and the PRCA Rodeo at Red Horse Ranch Arena in August bring in visitors from throughout the state and region. The participants and their families stay at our hotels, eat in our restaurants, shop at our stores and contribute to our local economy.
In addition, participants get a good look at Fergus Falls in the summer, a time when our community’s tree-canopied streets, spacious and plentiful parks, vibrant downtown and proximity to lakes shows off well. Such participants can spread the word that our community is a great place to visit, and potentially, to live.
By being friendly to triathlon and rodeo participants, you can help to promote our image. Lakes, parks and trees can add to the beauty, but friendly, hospitable and welcoming residents can do far more to make our community attractive.
So cheer on the triathletes this weekend, and if you see one, tell them you appreciate them making the trip to Fergus Falls. By helping them, you help our community.