By: Jennie K. Hanson, Pine Journal
The 48th Wrong Days is now just a memory, but I would like to take the opportunity to thank all those who made this event a success and especially to all the vendors and businesses that donated prizes for the button drawings. Everywhere you looked during this event, you could see our dedicated volunteers from far and near. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We couldn’t do the yearly event without you all.
Last week there was a Habitat for Humanity 500-mile bike ride that came through Cromwell. Maybe you saw some of the activity on July 18 and 19. Well, we got the following email from their communications director, Jenni Ebert: “I was blown away by the amazing hospitality of the towns of Cromwell and Wright. We are so very thankful for the delicious dinner and breakfast. (It was no lie. Those were the best meals we received all week!) It was just what our tired riders needed after a hot, windy day on the road. Thanks again for your generous support of Habitat for Humanity. We are well on our way to meeting our $350,000 goal as funds continue to come in through the end of August. The efforts of the Habitat 500 riders and the communities that supported us all week will help us serve the next 2,100 families in Minnesota!”
Plan now to attend Cromwell Harvest Fest on Sept. 6-8. Vendors, crafters and flea marketers wishing to reserve a space for Saturday should contact Deb Switzer at 218-343-1968 or Cherie Nyberg at 701-367-1268.
Camp Noah was held at Bethany Lutheran Church on July 8-12 in Cromwell. This was a wonderful camp put on by Lutheran Social Services for children in areas where devastation has occurred, such as the flood of June 2012. The camp was a great success. There were 27 children enrolled in the week-long program.The children loved the camp, they sang, did a lot of great crafts, played a lot of great indoor and outdoor games, and performed a fantastic talent show. They even enjoyed a great birthday party on Monday to kick off the week. They also learned a lot about resiliency and other life skills they will carry with them throughout their lives. Camp Noah would not have occurred without the wonderful 14 trained volunteers from various locations, including seven youth workers from Lutheran Island Camp. It also could not have succeeded without the wonderful support of the community. A special thanks to Pastor Brandi, Pete at Pete’s Hardware, Rick at the Country Inn in Cromwell, Lance and Karen at the Clark Station, the Northview Bank, the city of Cromwell, Terri and the Wright Co-op, as well as all the wonderful kitchen volunteers who helped make this camp such a success. The children were provided with breakfast, lunch and two snacks a day. They left the camp with many memories and souvenirs, including a survival backpack, T-shirt, and each one of them received a special quilt made especially for them.
That’s all the news from Lake Lookingforwardtoharvestfest and hello all our area returning folks for the class reunions, especially Jim P. and Suzy W. Have a great week!