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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Sleepy Eye welcomes big city visitors

  • What’s in your back yard? This time I am talking about your yard, garden, field or acreage. Right here in Sleepy Eye and the surrounding area, we can enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets, moonlit and starry nights, chirping birds and honking geese, trains rumbling down the tracks to the next town, or even bawlin...
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  • What’s in your back yard? This time I am talking about your yard, garden, field or acreage. Right here in Sleepy Eye and the surrounding area, we can enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets, moonlit and starry nights, chirping birds and honking geese, trains rumbling down the tracks to the next town, or even bawling calves calling out to their moms. I’ve been in the larger cities and felt that I could almost reach up and touch the planes as they were landing at the Minneapolis airport – that’s how close the planes fly by some homes located near the airport. Loud – well the sounds drown out conversations and TV shows and I would just like to know who flies out at 2 a.m. City buses are also very noisy and when they drive by homes, they shake and rattle the windows and doors.
    Yes, the city people get used to the sounds and the “music,” but there are also those who need to get away from the big cities to the retreats out here in the country. 
    Fortunately for us, those “city” people come here to Sleepy Eye to camp at Sportsman’s Park, to swim at the aquatic center, rest and relax at the W.W. Smith Inn Bed and Breakfast, ride the Sleepy Eye Lake bike trail, picnic at the parks, cheer on the local ball teams and have reunions with families. These visitors come to enjoy what we have each and every day. 
    A couple of upcoming events bring even more people into Sleepy Eye for hours, days and sometimes even weeks. Party in the Park on Thursday, July 26 at Allison Park is Sleepy Eye’s version of a national neighborhood night out. Organizations from the community not only get to showcase what they are about, but offer food, games, music and information in a safe and family-friendly environment. Buttered Corn Days is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 17-18, and this year we are not only celebrating corn, but the Sleepy Eye Fire Department’s 125th Anniversary. It is a weekend filled with activities, entertainment, games, food and the grand parade. We look forward to many people in Sleepy Eye that weekend to enjoy this long-standing tradition and to say thanks to our fire department members for responding to calls in times of emergencies. 
    The amenities, attractions and celebrations in Sleepy Eye are to our advantage and it’s great to be able to provide visitors with some respite when they need it. They can easily get “all the comforts of our homes” here in Sleepy Eye and also know there is always something to do. Our homes, yards, gardens and acreages await our visitors and we welcome them with wide open spaces and soothing sounds!
     
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