To say we’ll be burning the midnight oil the next two weeks is an understatement! After learning the International Olympic Committee is hosting a forum for cities to present their final pitch, we figure this is a perfect opportunity for Ely to show the world we are equipped and ready to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. We’re a little disappointed that we didn’t receive an invite (and had to read about it in the Chicago Tribune) but if we show up June 17 in Switzerland with presentation in hand, there is no way they can turn us down!
Ely hosts numerous events EVERY year, being the ‘hostess with the mostess’ is nothing new to us! From dock dog competitions and art festivals to the season fishing opener we handle large influxes of people on a regular basis.
We’re a little unsure how we’ll come up with the funds to get to Switzerland, but with the dock dogs competition coming to Ely this weekend it’s the perfect time for a fundraiser! Meat raffle, silent auction, and bake sale . . . the possibilities are endless!
For a complete listing of all the events happening in Ely, visit www.ely.org and click on Ely Events.