December 10, 2015 PROGRAM: Matt Podhradsky, Chaska’s Firemen’s Park Curling and Event Center

Filling in for a scheduled Fire Department speaker, Matt Podhradsky would have made the Toastmaster judges proud! Matt was able to ably describe the instantaneous appeal of a local curling venue, with 800 interested folks yearning to hurl round stones down a lane of pebbly ice. The desire for something new extended to the Crooked Pint Ale House and Restaurant, which has had 1 ½ hour waiting lists as customers lined up to sample 32 kinds of on-tap beers and great food. Matt predicts the aim of the construction strategy will be fulfilled, with 70% of the visitors coming from outside Chaska, and bringing renewed life into other downtown businesses. The outside features will be completed when winter is behind us and people will be able to enjoy paths, shelters, a stage and trail system connections.