By: Jennie K. Hanson, Pine Journal
I was fortunate to attend the Percussion Ensembles Concert at the College of St. Scholastica on April 3. Eric Lake of Tamarack was one of the drummers in the drum line. Also attending were his parents and Grammy Dolly. This was truly a wonderful performance by 50-75 performers.
I got the following information from Ann Markusen and we thought it would be of interest to the readers. So, if you know a child of a military family, encourage them to enter this contest. From Minnesota Citizens for the Arts: Senator Franken recently announced, in recognition of the Month of the Military Child and National Poetry Month in April, that he is hosting a poetry contest for children of military families in Minnesota. The contest is open to all school-age children of military families in Minnesota. The three age categories are 1) kindergarten to sixth grade; 2) seventh to ninth grades; and 3) 10th to 12th grades. Winners from each category will receive an invitation to attend a reception at Sen. Franken’s St. Paul office to meet the senator and his wife, Franni. Top winning poems in each category will be framed and displayed in Sen. Franken’s offices in St. Paul and Washington, D.C. The overall winner will receive an autographed book by famed Minnesota author Garrison Keillor. Submit a poem by April 16 to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Office of Sen. Al Franken, c/o “Poetry Contest,” 60 Plato Blvd. E., Ste. 220, St. Paul, MN 55107. Participants may only submit one entry, no longer than 300 words. Each entry must include the child’s name, the parent/guardian’s name, a phone number and home address, and the name of the child’s school. Clearly indicate participant’s age category.
Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell will hold their Annual Rummage and Bake Sale Thursday through Saturday, April 26, from 4-7 p.m., April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and April 28 from 9-10 a.m. A bag sale will take place on April 28. Good quality donations may be left at the church on Wednesday, April 25. Funds will be used to support our area youth attending Bible Camp this summer. They will receive supplemental funds from Thrivent.
Oscar Eliason is now the person to contact for the Called to Care Program. If you need a ride to the doctor/hospital/store/etc. or any other needs, give him a call. He is also updating a list of volunteer drivers and/or caregivers so if you can volunteer sometime, give him a call at 218-644-3438. And keep this information handy, as you never know when you may need it or can share it with others.
Call Edna if you are interested in taking the Arrowhead Mini Bus to Duluth or Cloquet. The bus leaves at 8:55 a.m. in Wright and 9 a.m. in Cromwell. Call her at 218-357-2701 to register at least a day ahead of time.
It looks like the Arrowhead Bookmobile is back on schedule. It will be in Wright from 1:15-1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays: May 2, May 23, June 13, July 25, Aug. 15, Sept. 5, Sept. 26, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Nov. 28 and Dec. 19.
Congratulations to Melissa and Scott Lind of Cromwell on the birth of their fourth child, Oliver Albert, on March 16, 2012. They now have three sons and one daughter. Welcome to our community!
We want to thank Bob Pearson and Ray Gurske for replacing the doors on the Recycling Shed in Wright. Looks great, guys!
Villa Vista and Cardinal Court are proud to present the Senior Health and Accessibility Expo for Western Carlton County on Tuesday, May 8, with vendors from 9 a.m. to noon, a picnic lunch at is available and a dance at 1:30 p.m. with Florian Chmielewski. Everyone is welcome to attend one or all of these events. Remember that the Cromwell Area Historical Club exhibits will also be open for viewing on the ground level of the Cardinal Court this day.
Visitors are welcome to attend the Autumn Voices musical program at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Villa Vista. Bill and Diane will be at the Villa at 6 p.m. Monday.
That’s the news from Lake Fridaythethirteenth and hello to all the folks at the Villa Cardinal Court and Southview.
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