Atkins-Northland Funeral Home hosts monthly spaghetti dinners to benefit local non-profit organizations. This month’s event, set for 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, in the Fireside Room of the funeral home, will benefit Friends of Animals and Raja, the K-9 partner of Cloquet Police Officer Scott Holman. Raja is still in training and unable to present, so Brandon Silgjord and his K-9 partner, Kilo, will be at the event to give demonstrations. Colleen VanderVort and her dog, Sadie, who recently earned her Companion Dog title in obedience training, will also demonstrate what she can do.
If you have a four-legged friend you have trained to do tricks or can obey commands and you would like to show him or her off, bring them along to the spaghetti dinner. They may also be able to compete in the talent competition at the Beastie Bash, which is sponsored by Friends of Animals and will be held Nov. 8 at the Otter Creek Event Center at Black Bear Casino Resort.
The public is invited to come and support Raja and all of the K-9 officers and Friends of Animals. Donation is $7 for adults, $4 for kids and free for kids under 5. This is a family event, so all are welcome. Take-out and deliveries are also available by calling 879-7184.