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 # 8 – God Bless America – Final Bid $225

Pinned on June 28, 2013 at 11:45 pm by Lou Ann

Chair # 8 – God Bless America – Final Bid $225

Chair # 8  (click photo to enlarge)

 LOCATION:   Brink’s Market – an independent, family owned grocery store since 1919.   The store was originally located in St. Paul, MN and then in Center City.  In 1971, the store moved to Chisago City and the Brinks leased space in the building that is currently the Family Dollar store.   In 1997, Roger and Kevin Brink built on property that is now known as Brink’s Plaza and offer groceries, a deli, meat department, fresh produce, DVD rentals and a floral department.

11460 Brink Ave.

Chisago City MN  55013

651 257-1700    www.brinksmarket.com

ARTIST:                     Mary Nelson, Lindstrom

CHAIR NAME:          “God Bless America”

 Mary began her art training through a correspondence course in Minneapolis (the same training course taken by Charles Schultz – Peanuts cartoonist!).   She gained her sense of creative design while working at Hallmark’s headquarters in Kansas City, MO.  She then obtained a degree in Elementary Education and incorporated art into her classroom.  Mary is inspired by working outdoors in her gardens on the farm.  She is a student of paper tole when spending her winters in Texas, and also teaches garden art on tiles.


Visit the sponsor locations for all 37 Highway 8 Chairs for a chance to win $200in gift certificates to the sponsor(s) of your choice. Just keep track of the chaircodes 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.