Welcome to "Life is GREAT on Highway 8!", sponsored by the Chisago Lakes Area Community Foundation. Each of the 5 cities along the Highway 8 Corridor in Minnesota, from Chisago City to Taylors Falls, has a large oversized, brightly-colored Adirondack-style chair. There are also 37 artistically-designed chairs outdoors at sponsor locations along the Highway 8 corridor available to buy through a silent auction. Silent auction bids will be updated periodically. Click on photos to learn more .

Chair # 22 – The Hot Seat – Final bid $200

Pinned on June 28, 2013 at 4:00 am by Lou Ann

Chair # 22 – The Hot Seat – Final bid $200


Chair #22 (click photo to enlarge)

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Chair # 22  (click photo to enlarge)

LOCATION:   Security-Victor Agency – insurance for auto, home, health, life and business.   Unlike agents that work for only one company, Security-Victor’s independent agents represent many different companies and can choose the best company for their clients’ situations.  Established in 1947, they   have two locations – Lindstrom and Wyoming, MN.

12985 Lake Blvd.

Lindstrom, MN 55045

651 257-2040 www.svinsurance.com


ARTISTS:                  Kathy and Grace Kirvida

 CHAIR NAME:          “The Hot Seat”

Kathy is an avid art admirer/collector of art, and a recreational photographer.  She has recently taken watercolor classes and enjoys art as a hobby.  Kathy believes art makes the world better and life without it would simply be boring!  Her daughter Grace has taken many high school art classes and has some notable achievements with her work.  Grace paints with watercolors and acrylics and hopes to further her abilities in the years to come.  She is a student at the University of St. Thomas.  Kathy and Grace worked on this project together, and provide support to the community whenever they can.


Visit the sponsor locations for all 37 Highway 8 Chairs for a chance to win $200 in gift certificates to the sponsor(s) of your choice.  Just keep track of the chair codes on the Highway 8 Chairs Map. To place a Silent Auction Bid for this chair, place your bid on the bid sheet inside the agency  during business hours.