By: Jennie K. Hanson, Pine Journal
Dwight and Kathy Olson recently returned from attending nephew Chris Maki and Stephanie Washenberger’s wedding at Rush No More Resort and Campground in Sturgis, S.D.
Barb and Tim Dahl, Bev and Reggie Vigness and Joey and Eugene Anderson enjoyed a cruise to Alaska and Canada. The weather was great and the scenery was magnificent.
Happy 60th anniversary to Ray and Kathleen Mowers. They will celebrate on July 20 at 1 p.m. at their home on Eagle Lake.
Last weekend was really special for my family and me. We held a memorial service and burial of my cousin’s, Carol Brady Kaufman, ashes on July 13 in Cromwell. She spent many summers in Cromwell at Wallace and Einar Dahlman’s and wanted her ashes buried between her parents, Alice (Dahlman) and George Brady. We now have four generations of our family buried at Forest Hill in Cromwell.
Plan to attend the 48th Annual Wrong Days in Wright on Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20. Call Andy at 218-357-2177 if you have questions.
The Area Clothing Depot in Cromwell will have a $2 bag sale on July 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in honor of Wrong Days.
Then on Sunday, attend your area churches and come to the Pancake Breakfast in the Big Top from 7-11 a.m.
Both Bethlehem and Bethany will hold joint Bible School at Bethany in Cromwell on 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, Wright, will hold their 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.”
Don’t forget to attend the July 25 Young Old Timers Senior Dance at the Cromwell Park Pavilion from 1-4 p.m.
It was great to see Steve Hallgren and his family at the Annual Thrivent Picnic and get-together at St. Matthew’s in Esko on July 10. Here is an update on Steve’s health from his Caring Bridge website: “Either the effects of the chemo are finally starting to abate or the new meds Steve is taking are really helping but whichever it is, Steve has much more energy than he has for the past month. He’s been helping with cleaning around the house and even done a little running!! Unfortunately the nausea is still as strong as ever so hard to know if that’s chemo or cancer. We went camping on Friday at the Sawbill Canoe Outfitters up in Northern Minnesota where many people put into the BWCA. It was wonderful. We’ve sort of decided not to go to Alaska at this point as we’re wondering if we truly want to do the trip or stay near home and do a lot of the things we enjoy here in the summertime. Still taking everything day by day getting used to our “new normal” which is we don’t have a normal anymore. God still provides us peace and we continue to feel blessed by all of you.”
You can go to this website to get a complete update on his health or leave a message for him. We pray for a miracle for his healing. He also thanks everyone for his or her prayers and concerns. Steve just said how it makes him so happy to hear so many personal professions of faith.
Remember that all area folks are always welcome to attend the programs up at Villa/Cardinal Court. You can get a monthly calendar from the facility and join in when you can. Diane Hansen and Bill Haapoja will be up there on the last Monday of the month at 6 p.m.
That’s all the news from Lake Attendyourlocalchurch and hello to all our Wrong Day visitors and class reunion folks over the coming weekend. Have a great week!