Jennie K. Hanson
Family and friends of Signe Pitkanen invite you to attend a party at Cardinal Court to celebrate her 100th birthday from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4.
But we are so blessed to have so many family gathered together on the hallowed ground where so much of our love of the land and life started back in 1916. The Dahlman family farm in rural Cromwell will be 100 years old in 2018. And since John Dahlman still owns land there, we consider it in the family for these past 98 years.
Now don’t forget the Carlton County Fair will be held this year Aug. 18-21. I am in need of volunteers to help out for a couple of hours at the Little Red School House. Please call me if you can help at 218-357-2385. All you have to do is sit in the school for a couple of hours, welcome visitors and give out pencils, crayons or tablets and greet and visit with folks at the fair. So far no one has called yet.
The next big community event is Hey Day in Tamarack on Aug. 6. The events start out early with a street race and the parade at 11 a.m. There is a $100 prize for the best family float this year. The Lake Country Annual Summer Picnic will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Kettle River plant.
On Thursday, July 28, from 1-4 p.m., Jerry’s One Man Band will be at the Cromwell Pavilion. Villa Vista events: “Mrs. Jay Cooke” (Rachel Martin from the Carlton County Historical Society) will present a program at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, and at 5 p.m., join the residents at the Fireside in McGregor. On Aug. 17, a Wedding Style Show will be held at 1:30 p.m. (They would love to show off your wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, or prom dresses. Please label with your name and the year you were married.)
We are in for a special treat — Mrs. Jay Cooke (Rachel Martin) will present a program at Villa Vista at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Upcoming events at Villa Vista-Cardinal Court are: Monday, July 25, at 6 p.m. – Bill and Judy Haapoja; Thursday, July 28, at 5 p.m. — join the residents at the Fireside in McGregor; and Aug. 17 at 1:30 p.m. — Wedding Style Show.
St. John's will hold Vacation Bible School from 9-11 a.m. Aug. 1-3 at the church in Wright. Bethany will hold a Community Bible School from 5-7:30 p.m. July 31 to Aug. 3. Please try to pre-register by calling 644-3640. Supper will be served each night, too.
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.