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Grinnell-in-Twin Cities: Riverboat Lunch Cruise

Karmi Mattson '97 and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations invite Grinnell alumni and friends to reconnect in-person at our first social event since the pandemic began. See old friends, make new ones, and gather back together for a fun and relaxing riverboat lunch cruise down the Mississippi River!

Grinnell-in-the-Twin Cities: Riverboat Lunch Cruise
Sunday, Sept. 19
11:30 a.m.—Board the boat
12-2 p.m.—Riverboat lunch cruise

Jonathan Padelford Riverboat
205 DR Justus Ohage Blvd.
Harriet Island
St. Paul, MN 55107

Event Details: We'll board at Harriet Island in St. Paul at 11:30 am, and spend two hours on the river. Seating is available on outdoor decks or indoors in climate-controlled comfort. We will enjoy a delicious boxed lunch on the deck of the boat. We hope to see some fall colors as we cruise! Let us know your dietary restrictions when you register.

Registration: You can register online with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations or by phone at 866-850-1846 by Tuesday, Sept. 14. Tickets include the cost of a boxed lunch. Tickets for young alumni (within five years of graduation) will be $5 and $20 for all other guests (a $40 value).

Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis so register early!

Directions and Parking: You can review the Padelford Riverboat's FAQ page for information about parking and accessibility.

Covid Precautions: The safety of all Grinnellians and guests remains our top priority. Please review our Covid-19 safety precautions and policies for all alumni events before attending the gathering. At this particular event, masks will be required any time guests are indoors. Lunches will be eaten outside on the deck of the riverboat or can be eaten privately after the event. Due to potential pandemic-related changes, we retain the right to cancel the event for any reason.

We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Ashley Renstrom-Schaefer, associate director of alumni and donor relations, at or call 641-269-9317.

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Sunday September 19
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Grinnell-in-the-Twin Cities: Back Together Gathering:
Young Alumni (2011-2021)