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Old 04-14-2018, 12:49:01 PM
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Default Le Sueur Swap Meet

Just looking out the window in central mn. 10 inches of snow and a whiteout! With the swap meet only 10 days away and the forecast looking cold, I don't see this snow all melting and possibly more snow next week. Is there a postponement date? My trailer is snowed in a back shed and I am wondering if it is worth all the effort to get it out. The winter that won't end!!
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:13:28 PM
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Not looking good for le Sueur weather wise. Has this meet ever been postponed? I have walked in rain and snow and cold and hotter than a pistol. Just antsi I guess.
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:18:33 PM
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There's still two weeks to go. It could be 80 degrees and sunny by then. Fingers crossed.
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I have been going for about 25 years,as far as I know it's never been postponed.Rain, Snow & Dark of night Le Sueur goes on.
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Why its not 2-3 weeks later I have never figured out ! because it sure could be.. It used to be because of Waukee but that's certainly not a factor anymore
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I hear you the door I load out of is frozen solid 10-12 inches of Ice and a snow bank 3 ft high ..
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That whiteout is just the Winnipeg Jets winning over the Wild. LOL
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We only have a couple inches here but it is blowing and not nice out. a lot can change in a couple weekends so we are praying for the best. I could sure use a good swap! I don't think they have ever postponed it and we have had snow in the past.
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Default Re: Le Sueur Swap Meet

This is the view off of our front porch today....
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As an involved director of Pioneer Power, i can assure you the swap meet will go on as scheduled. I certainly appreciate all comments and suggestions. Our parking lot will open Thursday April 19th to allow vendors that desire to come early to line up to get into the grounds on the following Thursday. Its going to be a very challenging year and we appreciate everyones patience and understanding. We would have no swap meet without our vendors and swappers, but it still comes down to a small group of us trying to put this all together and making it work.
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My golfcart wont go thru snow or mud so I could bring my gator ?
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My golfcart wont go thru snow or mud so I could bring my gator ?
Steve, just bring 5 buckles.
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Hope the weather gets better up there. we are loaded and ready to go rain snow or shine.
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60 & sunny by swap time!
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I remember a few years back it snowed several inches early in the week of the swap meet and it all melted and the swap meet had nice weather and went well as planned.
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I also remember that. Was my first time there. I remember walking around in the morning of the first day and it being a chilly, muddy, sloppy mess and when I got back to my uncle's spot I was hot and thirsty and a bit of sunburn and my boots were puffing dust as I walked.
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Director Doug Hager here again. We are facing some tough realities right now.
We are sitting in the worse shape in our 40+ years of the swap meet. Too much snow, water underneath and more predicted for Wednesday. Even with next weeks predicted sun and warmth, 30% of our vendor spaces may not be usable.


So, tell us your thoughts. Are vendors going to be willing to vend in the parking lot?
Is postponing an option? That's not something we want to do.
We really need to hear from the vendors if possible. We are at a crossroad on making some decisions. LeSueur County Pioneer Power has been fortunate to have a group of dedicated vendors over the years and we certainly want to keep them happy, but this year its going to be difficult.
Thank you.
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Default Re: Le Sueur Swap Meet

Do everyone a favor and postpone, i cant even get my trailer loaded, everything is iced in. How many buyers will show up to wade around in mud. No way in hell you are going to pull this off.
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We really don't want to see it postponed as we already have our vacation days set aside for it. Vending in the parking lot would help. We have a reserved spot hopefully it is usable. Its a great event that we look forward to every year. I have only missed it a couple times. I think the people will still show up. The bad part of rescheduling is there are several other meets in the next several weekends Baraboo, Portland etc
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Postponing will only help the retired folks or people with flexable jobs. Most of us with 8-5 jobs already have this weekend off with little hope to reschedule this late. Also quite a few of the people buying and selling are farmers for a living and if postponed into May they will be unable to go due to the late spring and rush to get corn in the ground. I vote to keep the same date. I already have planned to not bring my big trailer, (maybe just a pickup load). Also look at how much snow has melted already with temps only in the 30's. The snow midweek looks to stay mostly south and temps next week look to be in the 60's so although its not ideal it might still work out. Then again when has the weather ever been ideal for Lesuer?
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