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Old Highway 61 Coalition launches Park Bingo event for summer travelers

The Old Highway 61 Coalition invites the public to travel Old Highway 61 this summer and play a little ‘Park Bingo’ event to be eligible to win some cool prizes.  

“We compiled a list of city, county, and state park locations that stretch from southern Chisago County and move north through both Pine and Carlton County,” says Coalition Chairman, Nancy Hoffman.  “Using that list we created the ‘Park Bingo’ card as a fun and family-friendly way to explore the area along Old Highway 61.”

You can participate in the ‘Park Bingo’ activity anytime from Memorial Day through Labor Day of 2021.  Visit a park, take a photo at the location and post it to your personal social media using the the hashtag #oldhwy61parks.  After you’ve visited 5 in a row for a successful BINGO, simply email a photo of your completed bingo card to us at  

Beginning on the first Friday in June, the Old Highway 61 Coalition will draw a weekly prize winner to receive one of our new water bottles.  On September 13th, we’ll also be drawing a Grand Prize Winner who will receive an Old Hwy 61 sign!

The Old Highway 61 Coalition is a collaboration of city, county, chamber of commerce and business entities with a mission to promote and preserve Old Highway 61 within Carlton, Pine and Chisago counties. The group hopes to accomplish this goal with the key efforts:

  • Enhancing economic development through historic, recreational and commercial opportunities
  • Developing regional marketing and branding to enhance tourism
  • Providing effective collaboration while maintaining the individual identity of each community

Learn more about the Old Highway 61 Coalition online at New members are welcome!