By: Jennie K. Hanson, Pine Journal
The Area Clothing Depot recently received a $1,000 grant from Lake Country Power’s Operation Round-Up, a charitable program unique to electric cooperatives which is designed to provide financial assistance to worthwhile activities and community projects by “rounding up” member’s electric bills to the nearest dollar. The average donation of each Lake Country Power member is $5.52 annually. One hundred percent of the Round-Up money is distributed to these charitable organizations and a trust board makes these selections four times a year. I have served on this trust board for the past several years, but since they do have term limits, I am no longer our district board member. New LCP Board Director Danny Smith will appoint a new board member soon. Applications for grants can be made by going to the LCP website for applications and guidelines. Let’s all “Round Up” if you aren’t currently doing so. Just let the LCP office know you want to round up your electric bill.
Both Bethlehem and Bethany will hold joint Vacation Bible School at Bethany in Cromwell July 22-25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Try to sign up ahead of time if possible. Call 218-644-3130 for more information or to volunteer to help out.
St. John's Lutheran Church in Wright will hold Vacation Bible School July 29-31 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. All children are invited to attend. The theme this year is “Go Tell It On the Mountain.”
There are only a few days left now until the 48th Annual Wrong Days in Wright, which starts Friday, July 19, with a steak fry in the Big Top 4-8 p.m., pie social from 5-7:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran, rummage sale at St. John’s Lutheran Friday afternoon and Saturday after the parade, and fireworks at dusk on Friday night. Then on Saturday, the day starts with a car/motorcycle show at 9 a.m., parade at 10 a.m., and events in the park: softball, horseshoe and cribbage tournaments, bingo, great food at the cook shack, flea market, crafters, drawings, live radio broadcast, and several other events at our local restaurant and bar.
The Area Clothing Depot in Cromwell will also have a $2 bag sale on July 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in honor of Wrong Days.
On behalf of the Forest Hill Cemetery Association of Cromwell, this is your reminder that any cemetery flowers or ornaments lying on the ground must be removed no later than July 15. Earlier is better. Plants or flowers in plant stands or hanging baskets can stay as they are for now. The grounds crew spends a large amount of time working around the decorative memorials on the grass and we need to be as cost effective as we can. Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation.
Our sympathy to the family of Penelope (Penny) Anne Mantey who passed away on July 2, 2013. Her family will receive friends from noon until the 1 p.m. memorial service Friday, July 12, in Cloquet Gospel Tabernacle, 1400 Washington Ave., Cloquet.
Also passing away recently were Nancy Hakala Burch on July 4 and Tina Fahrendorff on July 6 but I have no other details at this time.
A memorial service will be held for Sybil and Ed Hamren on Saturday, July 13, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 1:30 p.m.
Christmas in July?? Yes, there are a couple of enterprising gals in Wright who are trying to start up a new program for our community. Pam Issendorf and Ruth Stofferahn are collecting Christmas gifts for children birth to 18 years old. They want to give each child at least two fun-filled gifts and various stocking stuffers at Christmas time. One hundred percent of the donations will be used for this program. Monetary donations will go to fill in where needed and they would like to finish collection donations by Oct. 31 so they will know how many kids they can help. Just look for the donation boxes in area churches and businesses or give donations to Pam or Ruth. Both Pam and Ruth also volunteer on Thursdays at the Area Clothing Depot, so you could bring your gifts there, too.
That’s all the news from Laketrytoattendwrongdays and hello to Clarice R from KR. Have a great week!