It applied last month for a Lake Country Power Operation Roundup grant for quilt batting for the Bethlehem Lutheran Quilters and we were given that $500 grant. Ann Heikkila and I will be attending the check presentation July 26 at the Kettle River Office. This is just one reason why everyone who can rounds up their light bills, as it helps so many area nonprofits.
I also applied for Wrong Days and got a $300 grant. I hear that The Area Depot got a grant for $500, too.
The Bethany/Bethlehem Memorial Committee held a memorial service at Villa Vista on Monday, June 18, for those who have passed away in the past three months. There was a nice crowd there and those residents who died were well-remembered: Monica Dahl, Marlene Almquist, Marjorie Valla, Charles Laine and Linnea Autio. I was also honored to conduct this service for them. Pat Cain accompanied the singers and the group hymns.
I just got the word that the Minnesota Highway Department is planning to put a roundabout in Cromwell at the intersection of highways 210 and 73 in 2020. This sure will be a change if it happens and let's hope that Highway 73 can also be improved at the same time.
The Cromwell High School Class of 1956 will be having their annual class reunion this year in Wright at Minetties at noon.
A rummage sale will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, so start gathering your items for the sale. You can start bringing stuff to the church any Sunday from 10-11:30 a.m.
The next weekend after the rummage sale we are going to have our annual pie sale during the steak fry at the Wrong Days events July 20. This will start at 5 p.m. and go until the O-G-N-I-B ("bingo" spelled backward) games from 7-9 p.m. Donations of pies, ice cream and juice are welcome. We will also be calling folks for donations. There is no specific charge, as we always just ask for donations toward the pie sale.
The Bethlehem Lutheran Church is going to have a float in the Wrong Days Parade and giving out "Living Water" to those along the parade route. Volunteers are also needed to help with this, so call Doug Suhonen if you can help.
2018 Wrong Days update
The Wrong Days buttons are here and they are still $1 each. They can be purchased at area businesses, too. They have been $1 since 1966; what a deal! And, you can win cash.
The raffle tickets are $2 and sold by committee members and at businesses.
That's all the news from the Edge of Wright. Have a great week!