Your Lake Crystal Happenings
from the Lake Crystal Area Chamber of Commerce
The LCARC Invites you to the Halloween Hustle 5K

The Shirt deadline has been EXTENDED for the Halloween Hustle 5K! You have until the October 15th to get this fantastic shirt included in your race bag! You can register at the LCARC or here 
No Contact Book Pick-Up continues at the Lake Crystal Library
Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
All users must have a Library card, but those without one may register over the phone. There is no cost to participate. Returned materials will not be accepted at the contactless pick up table; please use the book drops for returns.

For more information, contact the Blue Earth County Library at:507-726-2726.
Janet Smutka and Chris Riewe are available to help you with your selections.

The Lake Crystal Public Library is part of the Blue Earth County Public Library system.

Books, videos, large print books, books on tape are available for check-out. Any item not on our shelves can usually be ordered from another library with in the Blue Earth County Library system.
Fall and Halloween Sale at GRACE Thrift Store
Beginning October 20th at 10:00 am
to Saturday, October 24th at 2:00 pm

ALL FALL AND HALLOWEEN items (all orange tages) Storewide will be 50% off.
Happy Hunting!
B-I-N-G-O Saturdays at the
American Legion Post #294

Gather up your friends for a fun afternoon of Legion BINGO!

Many games played in the ballroom so plenty of room to space out.

Grab a little something to eat as you play.

Blackout games offer BIG PAYOUTS!!!

Starts at 3:00pm sharp !
Community Ed is looking for LOCAL CE Instructors
Community Education is seeking Lake Crystal Area residents to teach some fun upcoming CE classes. Do you or someone you know have a talent that you'd like to help teach some LCWM kids? The CE office would love to talk with you about offering an upcoming class?

If you wish to help out, call Jenny Bierma or send her a note at:
Exhibit Opening
October 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

BECHS is excited to partner with the Water Resource Center to showcase the Minnesota Humanities Center’s Traveling Exhibit, We are Water, Minnesota. 
“We Are Water Minnesota will give the community a public space to share their firsthand experience of the power and importance of water by giving them a place to share their local water stories,” said Shelley Harrison, BECHS Curator/Archivist at the Blue Earth County Historical Society. “Visitors will also have the opportunity to examine the biological, social, and economic aspects of water, right here in their own backyards.”
This exhibit will be on display through December 19. Please note, ALL visitors must schedule a time to visit the History Center. 
Remembering the Flood of 1965
October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

BECHS continues to bring you programs through Zoom this month!
This week, in conjunction with the newest temporary exhibit 'We are Water' from the Minnesota Humanities Center, we are showing KEYC’s feature on the 1965 Flood. Remembering the Flood of 1965 took a look at the Mankato Community and what changes were made because of the flood. The documentary also included many interviews with people in the community who helped with the flood efforts. Audience members are welcome to share their stories as well.
Admission is $7/adults, Free for BECHS Members. If you are unable to attend this program live, it will be recorded and sent to registrants after the program and available to watch through Sunday at Midnight. This presentation is presented through Zoom. Registration opens October 15 at 5 p.m.
There are some delicious buys this week at Kevin's Market
The Lions Club invites you to the upcoming Pasta Feed Fundraiser
Help out the LCWM Students by ordering a delicious meal
LCWM Needs YOUR Help - and it's FREE!
LCWM is asking for YOUR help!
Due to COVID-19, very few spectators are allowed to watch high school sporting events in Minnesota. We are hoping to use YouTube to broadcast our events to students, parents, grandparents, and friends!
However, we need 1,000 subscribers to broadcast the livestream on YouTube. Please help by subscribing to our YouTube channel!! There is NO hidden fee or agenda! We just want everyone to be able to watch our students perform their events.
Our LCWM community thanks you for your help!!
Please share and help us get the word out there.
You do not need to be an LCWM parent or community member to sign up!
Just click below
It's ALMOST Election Time
Lake Crystal Residents will
vote on November 3rd at the LCARC
Absentee Voting
You can vote early by using an absentee ballot, instead of voting in person at the polling place on Election Day. You can vote absentee by mail or in person.
2020 Absentee voting: General Election: 
September 18 - November 2

Voting Absentee by Mail

Voters can now request an absentee ballot online through a new tool launched by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. The service allows voters to apply for an absentee ballot quickly and easily without the need to print, scan forms, and return by mail, fax or email. Voters may have an absentee ballot mailed to them by completing the Minnesota Absentee Ballot Application and returning it to
Blue Earth County at the address below:

Blue Earth County Historic Courthouse
Attn: Elections/License Center
204 S. Fifth St.
Mankato, MN 56001
Additional information can be obtained from Blue Earth County Elections.

Voting Absentee in Person

What to Expect
Arrive at county offices during regular office hours. Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the closing time so that you have time to complete the required paperwork and cast your vote. The election official will provide you with absentee ballot materials to complete. If you are not already registered to vote at your current address, you will need to fill out a voter registration application and show proof of residence. See the registering to vote page for information about proof of residence.

Where to Vote
Blue Earth County Historic Courthouse
Attn: Elections/Licence Center
204 S. Fifth St.
Mankato, MN 56001
Additional absentee voting locations are available in Blue Earth County.

Military/Overseas Absentee Voting
Voters in the military and citizens living outside the United States use a different process to vote absentee. Voters serving in the military or those outside of the U.S. should visit the state’s Military and Overseas Voter Service to complete your absentee ballot request.

Return to the Elections & Voter Information home page for additional election information.