Jennie K. Hanson
Here’s some news from Dianne Knoben, executive director of Tri-Community Food Shelf: Tri-Community Food Shelf will gladly accept donations of fresh produce from local gardeners if they have extras they'd like to share. Donations should be dropped off Fridays from 2:30-3 p.m. at the site (intersection of Highways 210 and 73 in Cromwell) so we may pass them out to others when they are still at their peak of freshness. Please don't just drop the items off when no one is there, as we like to thank those who chose to donate, thanks much.
The Wrong Days buttons are here and will be available in area businesses and from king and queen candidates. Wrong Days in Wright is held every year on the third weekend in July, so this year it is on July 15-17
How low can some people stoop? It has been reported to me that several cemetery baskets and ornaments have been taken again this year from the Forest Hill Cemetery south of Cromwell on Highway 73. How do you go up to someone’s loved ones grave and take the special flowers or things placed there? Isn’t it heartbreaking enough to lose a loved one and then to have their grave molested? I have heard this for the past several years and wonder if it’s the same people doing the stealing or if it’s random acts of destruction.
Pastor Pat McCormack will have office hours in Wright at Bethlehem Lutheran on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon unless there is an emergency. Stop in for a visit or maybe you’ll find him at Minetties.
The Cromwell Class of 1953 will celebrate their 63rd class reunion during Summer Fest at 1 p.m. at the Country Inn in Cromwell Please RSVP to Yvonne at 218-357-2212 or (cell) 218-409-2477 or Florence at 651-271-7052.
Congratulations to all our area graduates. Graduation is at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Cromwell-Wright School. Elias Kukkanen’s grad party will be June 18 from 3-6 p.m. at his home at Les and Jerri (Haugan) Richards in Wright. Elias had been one of our exchange students this year.
Community members are asked to come to the Cromwell Park Friday, May 20, for a clean-up event at 5 PM. Bring your rakes and shovels, etc. The next Senior Dance will be from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Cromwell Park Pavilion. Date Change: The Cromwell Area Community Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Cardinal Court.
You are invited to the Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener Community Picnic from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Pine Rail Park in downtown McGregor. There will be a free picnic meal, family activities and games, corporate sponsor giveaways, educational booths, entertainment by "Lake Effect,” and appearances by Minnesota Vikings celebrities and Miss Minnesota! There will be an opening program at 4 p.m. Cromwell Sno-Gophers Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Clubhouse. The Cromwell area community-wide rummage sales will be held Saturday, May 14. If you have questions, call Lynn 218-644-3544 or Cherie 701-367-1268. The Eagle Lake Cemetery Cleanup Day is Sunday, May 15, beginning at 1 p.m.
The Cromwell Summer Fest raffle tickets are now on sale in area businesses or from members of the Cromwell Area Community Club. This year the drawings are for first prize — a Henry Golden Boy .22 LR Rifle; second — 18 holes of golf with a cart for 4 at the Retreat in Floodwood; and third — $50 meat bundle from Wright Farmer’s Co-op Store.
Well, a few months ago, I when was subbing, I noticed a young man, probably a sixth- or seventh-grader, with a cast on his arm. I asked him if he knew the names of the bones in his arm and he replied with sincere confidence that they are the “ulnus” and the “uterus.” That’s why I keep subbing, and it sure was hard to keep from laughing. I just told him “OK” and left it at that.