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 # 4 – Margaritaville – Final bid $275

Pinned on June 29, 2013 at 12:09 am by Lou Ann

Chair # 4 – Margaritaville – Final bid $275

Chair # 4  (click photo to enlarge)

 LOCATION:   Chisago Drug – pharmacy, cards & gifts, and a passion for preserving history!  Owner and Registered Pharmacist Chuck Gramling is the man to contact for the Chisago City Heritage Association.


10655 Railroad Ave.

Chisago City MN  55013

651 257-4950

Artist:   Rick Skare, Lindstrom

CHAIR NAME:          “Margaritaville

Rick has lived in Lindstrom since 1982.  He earned a B.S in Art and a M.A in design from the University of Minnesota.  Rick taught art in the Forest Lake School District for 31 years.  In retirement, he has become involved with the Picket Fence Gals occasional sales, repurposing furniture and other items for resale.   Rick has also designed his own style of Adirondack chairs using water skis.


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 on this chair, place your bid on the Bid Sheet inside the store during business hours.