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Ring in 2011 in East Otter Tail County

Kiss 2010 goodbye in style this weekend.

The East Otter Tail County will be alive with entertainment to welcome 2011.

Mulligan's Pub and Eatery at Perham Lakeside Golf Club will offer dinner and a social. Big prizes are up for grabs including a Super Pass Membership to the golf club, cart and range memberships and other golf-related equipment prizes.

The social begins at 6:30 p.m. with the drawing at 8 p.m. There are 250 tickets total, selling for $50 per person. Proceeds will go to equipment purchases at the golf course. Dinner will also be available. Call 218-346-6070 for reservations. Tickets for the drawing can also be purchased from Nick Anderson, Connie Mort or any board member. Call 218-346-2509 for more information.

Mulligan's is located at 2727 450th St., Perham.

Down the road in Ottertail, Thumper Pond will also be hopping. Stage hypnotist Sami Dare will be performing. A social hour will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m., dinner is at 7:30 p.m. and Dare will hit the stage at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $40 per person which includes dinner with a choice of prime rib or baked walleye béarnaise with herb roasted red potatoes, seasonal vegetables, house salad and roll.

Dare and her hypnotist brother Tommy have been sharing the stage since childhood, when the family formed a gospel singing group and toured the Midwest. She is a former elementary school teacher and certified hypnotist.

Participants in the Sami Dare Stage Hypnosis Show become fishermen, racecar drivers and movie stars. They eat ice cream cones, speak foreign languages and may even forget their own names. Stage hypnosis explores the possibilities of hypnosis. Modern technology has not been able to lift the veil of mystery that surrounds the power of the human mind, according to Dare's website. All hypnosis is truly "self-hypnosis." The participants make it happen - not the hypnotist. People always have fun and nobody is embarrassed, Dare says on her site.

Thumper Pond is located at 300 Thumper Lodge Rd., Ottertail. It is off Highway 108. For tickets to the New Year's Eve event, call 218-367-2000.

Note: The Sami Dare Hypnotist show has been postponed due to a predicted winter storm. Contact Thumper Pond for more information.