Our Rotary Club and the White Bear Lake Areas Schools teamed up again this year for the 2023 Manitou Days Summers Festival to highlight student writers in grades K-8, through a writing contest.  This year's theme is “A Century of Community”. 2023 marks 100 years since the formation of what has become the White Bear Area Chamber, the opening of the newly built armory, a reinvestment of resources in the White Bear Lake fire department and generally the shift from summer resort destination to year-round community. The seeds that were planted in the 1920s have been cultivated into the community we have today. The winners of the contest were invited to a pizza/pool party and will be walking in the Manitou Days.