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Canoearoo
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07/14/2019 08:12PM
Did I miss the post for the fall wingnight? I'm trying to plan my September but I can't till I know when this is. Thanks
 
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07/15/2019 07:53AM
No plans for a Fall Wingnite, to my knowledge.

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pswith5
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07/15/2019 11:00AM
That is disappointing.
 
07/15/2019 02:44PM
You all might have to come back to my place... haha!
 
Fortunate1
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07/17/2019 12:11AM
I enjoyed last years wing night. I am curious, How far is everyone willing to travel for a wing night. My wife and I were recently asked to join the board of directors for Smokey Timbers Camp (STC) on the North shore of Lake Miltona. It’s a great place. One thought that went through my head was what a great place for a wing night.
Last year we traveled about 120 miles. STC is about 150 miles from Minneapolis.
 
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07/17/2019 12:42AM
 
JimmyJustice
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07/17/2019 07:22AM
Lake Miltona is a nice lake. Have spent many hours on it.
 
07/17/2019 10:17AM
Fortunate 1, that is all it takes is a person or group to pick a place and date, hope for the best. Myself, no trouble in traveling as far as needed to visit with friends.

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Canoearoo
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07/19/2019 03:21PM
wow isn't this the first time in 16 years there hasn't been a wingnight in the fall?
 
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07/19/2019 04:51PM
Canoearoo: "wow isn't this the first time in 16 years there hasn't been a wingnight in the fall?"
Wing Night in Cindy's backyard!?!?!?!?
 
07/19/2019 07:20PM
It could be as simple as people showing up in a park for a Saturday afternoon potluck. I know weather always plays a part so a shelter would be nice.

Wingnight Campouts In the Spring and Fall have been great fun over the years. I want to thank the folks that have shouldered the work and made them great events every time. They have spent many hours on the phone on Holidays getting coveted sites and dates. They have cut a lot of firewood and dealt with Park Rangers and other logistics all the while still taking care of their kids, work and family stuff. Signage, welcoming new people, helping people, hand sanitizer in outhouses, fundraising, prizes, having fun stuff for kids to do, lost and found and dealing with difficult people and keeping outhouses clean. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes and these people are rock stars for having done it year after year. I really appreciate their work and have great memories of Wingnights.
 
Grandma L
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07/21/2019 01:46PM
Zulu: "It could be as simple as people showing up in a park for a Saturday afternoon potluck. I know weather always plays a part so a shelter would be nice.


Wingnight Campouts In the Spring and Fall have been great fun over the years. I want to thank the folks that have shouldered the work and made them great events every time. They have spent many hours on the phone on Holidays getting coveted sites and dates. They have cut a lot of firewood and dealt with Park Rangers and other logistics all the while still taking care of their kids, work and family stuff. Signage, welcoming new people, helping people, hand sanitizer in outhouses, fundraising, prizes, having fun stuff for kids to do, lost and found and dealing with difficult people and keeping outhouses clean. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes and these people are rock stars for having done it year after year. I really appreciate their work and have great memories of Wingnights."

+1 - thanks to our organizing group and Adam!
 
x2jmorris
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07/26/2019 06:54AM
If it's in Duluth I'll make it ;)
 
07/26/2019 05:05PM
It can happen pretty readily, and there needn't be just one (see the Kishwaukee gathering this weekend over in Illinois...). One time, I was meeting Ben (bhouse, on the site) by Iowa City in autumn to pay him for a canoe I was buying from him. After a few posts, it turned into a gathering at Lake McBride, north of Iowa City. Was a heck of a lot of fun and good visiting and somehow we had people from Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota! (not to mention: the food...) Gotta love this website.
 
x2jmorris
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07/28/2019 10:21AM
When the wing nights are in Duluth where have they been hosted at in the past?
 
LindenTree
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07/28/2019 12:12PM
x2jmorris: "When the wing nights are in Duluth where have they been hosted at in the past?"

The few that I know of have been at the Duluth Grill and Beacon Sports Bar, neither place would work for more than 6-10 people.

I've seen large groups have get togethers at Enger Tower, that might work not sure how/if you would/can reserve it.
PS, i'm not it, but I would be willing to assist, Enger is only about 2 miles from my place.
 
x2jmorris
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07/28/2019 12:21PM
Oh so it has been at restaurants before. Buffalo Wild Wings can accommodate quite a few. Has the turn out been good in Duluth in past events? If it's only 10 to 20 that would work but if it is more then yeah a park with a fryer would be best.
 
jillpine
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07/28/2019 01:00PM
Bob Monahan will rent out the hostel du nord for groups. It has a largish main room for group gathering. Back patio area. Nice communal bunk space for folks staying over. Sauna. Could be a consideration. It's a nice place.
 
07/28/2019 02:59PM
x2jmorris: "Oh so it has been at restaurants before. Buffalo Wild Wings can accommodate quite a few. Has the turn out been good in Duluth in past events? If it's only 10 to 20 that would work but if it is more then yeah a park with a fryer would be best."



Buffalo Wild Wings is where it all began before my time... many different venues... loads of good times. I feel like I won’t know how to act not having to worry about keeping the wood fire going at home... almost thought I should have one here again to demo the old shack! Haha!
 
07/28/2019 04:43PM
They started at a BWW, hence the name Wing Night. There was numerous venues over the years and eventually morphed into a weekend campout but kept the name. For a while I believe there was a spring and fall , but bad weather and time commitment changed it to just fall. There are still some small gatherings for an evening at various places throughout the area and those are now usually referred to as "mini wings".
 
07/28/2019 06:19PM
Just a few old photo's so newer members who have not been to a Wingnite Camp may understand more.


These were large group camps held spring and fall, lack of interest dropped the spring a few years ago, same may be happening to fall unless somebody or a group step up.
Wingnite get together's are much more frequent impromptu gatherings at some local watering hole/ restaurant.

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x2jmorris
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07/28/2019 07:54PM
Well.... lack of interest huh. People moved on? Too much travel for some? That kind of sucks. Seeing that one post showing where people live kind of makes it make sense though. Super cool in the past you were able to get such large groups. Again if anyone wants to put something together near duluth I can make almost any night...

Or if we did a poll kind of thing to gauge interest and put like 4 different locations in.
 
inspector13
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07/29/2019 07:53AM

The intermittently annual one held at Duluth Grill in the fall won’t be happening this year. Boonie will be heading straight to Grand Marais this September. We might be meeting somewhere for lunch on the North Shore September 14th. I’m sure he’ll mention something when the time gets closer.

 
07/29/2019 08:15AM
inspector13: "The intermittently annual one held at Duluth Grill in the fall won’t be happening this year. Boonie will be heading straight to Grand Marais this September. We might be meeting somewhere for lunch on the North Shore September 14th. I’m sure he’ll mention something when the time gets closer."
How can he just change things up like that? Haha!
 
x2jmorris
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09/10/2019 09:43PM
Bumping this cause it'd be nice to meet people and seems the time is running out. Did the original promoter of this grow tired of it or is it just an off year for everyone.
 
inspector13
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09/11/2019 07:32AM

The weekend campout took a lot of work, and it seems interest was diminishing. One of the organizers is now involved with the WaterTribe’s Voyagers Challenge which starts this Saturday. “Wing Nights” don’t have to involve lots of planning like that. Just pick a public venue and time and see who’s available.

 
x2jmorris
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09/11/2019 08:21AM
Well then I propose October 4th or 5th at Buffalo Wild Wings in Duluth. Or at Nctry's place if he wishes to destroy his shack on the same dates...and supply a fryer.
 
inspector13
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09/11/2019 08:46AM

You might get people from out of town if it was held on a day like on MEA weekend. I’ll be out of days off after this coming long weekend. : (

 
PuffinGin
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09/11/2019 09:02AM
Oops, sorry: Double posting

 
PuffinGin
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09/11/2019 09:02AM
x2jmorris: "Well then I propose October 4th or 5th at Buffalo Wild Wings in Duluth. Or at Nctry's place if he wishes to destroy his shack on the same dates...and supply a fryer."

Dates and location (Buffalo WW) sound good to me. I was just recently communicating with Karen (Hawbakers) about trying to set up a gathering in Duluth. We didn't get started (too busy right now) so I think it's great that you suggested this. I've never been to Buffalo WW and had to look up where it is so wouldn't have enough thought of there. I'm not much of a shopper so seldom go to Mall area. I'd prefer someplace in or near Duluth and not in favor of destruction of Ben's property. :)


 
09/11/2019 10:24AM
PuffinGin: "x2jmorris: "Well then I propose October 4th or 5th at Buffalo Wild Wings in Duluth. Or at Nctry's place if he wishes to destroy his shack on the same dates...and supply a fryer."


Dates and location (Buffalo WW) sound good to me. I was just recently communicating with Karen (Hawbakers) about trying to set up a gathering in Duluth. We didn't get started (too busy right now) so I think it's great that you suggested this. I've never been to Buffalo WW and had to look up where it is so wouldn't have enough thought of there. I'm not much of a shopper so seldom go to Mall area. I'd prefer someplace in or near Duluth and not in favor of destruction of Ben's property. :)



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But Ginny... without destruction I can’t see the lake to well from my new house. Haha! Well, I’m for BWW in October, but for anyone wanting to camp or visit on that Saturday, Mark and Lisa are coming that last weekend... and I have put out an invite.
 
PuffinGin
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09/11/2019 10:51AM
nctry: "PuffinGin: "x2jmorris: "Well then I propose October 4th or 5th at Buffalo Wild Wings in Duluth. Or at Nctry's place if he wishes to destroy his shack on the same dates...and supply a fryer."

Dates and location (Buffalo WW) sound good to me. I was just recently communicating with Karen (Hawbakers) about trying to set up a gathering in Duluth. We didn't get started (too busy right now) so I think it's great that you suggested this. I've never been to Buffalo WW and had to look up where it is so wouldn't have enough thought of there. I'm not much of a shopper so seldom go to Mall area. I'd prefer someplace in or near Duluth and not in favor of destruction of Ben's property. :)
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But Ginny... without destruction I can’t see the lake to well from my new house. Haha! Well, I’m for BWW in October, but for anyone wanting to camp or visit on that Saturday, Mark and Lisa are coming that last weekend... and I have put out an invite. "


Didn't realize destroyed shack was was something desirable. Sorry, x2jmorris, for assuming you were advocating wanton destruction of Ben's property. I should have known better maybe.

So if that ripping and tearing down of shack is what works for you and others, I'd be willing to come and participate. That lake view is darned important.
 
Basspro69
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09/11/2019 06:35PM
My son Charlie at wing night 2 years ago
 
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09/11/2019 06:38PM
 
09/11/2019 09:32PM
PuffinGin: "nctry: "PuffinGin: "x2jmorris: "Well then I propose October 4th or 5th at Buffalo Wild Wings in Duluth. Or at Nctry's place if he wishes to destroy his shack on the same dates...and supply a fryer."


Dates and location (Buffalo WW) sound good to me. I was just recently communicating with Karen (Hawbakers) about trying to set up a gathering in Duluth. We didn't get started (too busy right now) so I think it's great that you suggested this. I've never been to Buffalo WW and had to look up where it is so wouldn't have enough thought of there. I'm not much of a shopper so seldom go to Mall area. I'd prefer someplace in or near Duluth and not in favor of destruction of Ben's property. :)
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But Ginny... without destruction I can’t see the lake to well from my new house. Haha! Well, I’m for BWW in October, but for anyone wanting to camp or visit on that Saturday, Mark and Lisa are coming that last weekend... and I have put out an invite. "



Didn't realize destroyed shack was was something desirable. Sorry, x2jmorris, for assuming you were advocating wanton destruction of Ben's property. I should have known better maybe.


So if that ripping and tearing down of shack is what works for you and others, I'd be willing to come and participate. That lake view is darned important."




Isn’t as much the lake view as looking at an old shack ten ft away. Haha!
 
09/13/2019 10:23AM
Lisa and I are looking forward in getting together the last weekend of September at Ben's, hope a few more people can make it.
 
LindenTree
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09/13/2019 11:03AM
housty9: "Lisa and I are looking forward in getting together the last weekend of September at Ben's, hope a few more people can make it."

I'll try to make it, I'd like to bring my drip torch for Ben's place.
I'm not a certified structural firefighter, but I have been involved with burning a few down.
 
Canoearoo
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09/13/2019 12:52PM
Basspro69: " My son Charlie at wing night 2 years ago"

That was such a fun wingnight! The kids had a blast
 
09/13/2019 07:52PM
Canoearoo: "Basspro69: " My son Charlie at wing night 2 years ago"


That was such a fun wingnight! The kids had a blast"


Yes it was... The ducklings look so young in that picture
 
09/13/2019 09:06PM
Basspro69: " My son Charlie at wing night 2 years ago"

Bahahaha! MiniMN's expression and your Charlie's is priceless.
 
PuffinGin
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09/28/2019 09:38AM
Bumping this up. I like the idea of having a Duluth Wing Night. Suggestions were made to have one at Buffalo Wings by the mall and on MEA weekend. I see that MEA is held the 3rd Thursday in October which is Oct 17 this year. Site said that there are no Friday sessions this year so I don't know if that means kids only get one day off of school or two as in past.

I mentioned earlier that Karen and I had considered trying to help set something up but we haven't gotten in touch again.

Anyone else still interested in a Duluth Wing Night? Maybe Oct 18 or 19?
 
LindenTree
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09/29/2019 11:47AM
PuffinGin: "
Anyone else still interested in a Duluth Wing Night? Maybe Oct 18 or 19?"


Definately interested Ginny, its going to be close if I will be in Duluth that weekend or at my other place in Detroit Lakes. If I'm around Ill be there.
 
x2jmorris
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09/30/2019 06:24AM
I could make either Oct 18 or 19th Puffingin
 
09/30/2019 08:10PM
x2jmorris: "I could make either Oct 18 or 19th Puffingin"



I think me too!
 
inspector13
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10/02/2019 08:39AM

I still have to winterize my place, so Saturday the 19th could work for me.

 
Grandma L
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10/06/2019 09:47PM
bump - just trying to schedule that weekend. still planning?
 
10/07/2019 07:46AM
So I assume Ginny will post a place and such? Hopefully I’m not plowing snow. Haha!
 
Soledad
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10/08/2019 09:48AM
Well, there is always the Winter Camping Symposium in Sturgeon lake :) There are a few of us from BWCA.com who go to that.
 
PuffinGin
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10/10/2019 03:58PM
nctry: "So I assume Ginny will post a place and such? Hopefully I’m not plowing snow. Haha!"

Earlier today I posted a message titled "Fall Wing Night in Duluth." Whoever can make it: we'll meet at the Wild Buffalo Wings restaurant near the Mall on Saturday, October 19 around 5 pm for beverage, wings (or your choice) and conversation.

Please check that thread if you can make it or just want to make comments (polite ones only - haha), suggestions or ask questions or let me and others know you are coming so I can reserve right amount of space. Hope to see bwca'ers I've met before or to meet new ones.
 
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