5/24/2018 2:36:00 PM Honor our Veterans on Monday;
grab a paddle - see you on the lake
This weekend is a huge one for families of past Veterans. It is the day we honor those of us who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Those who have given their lives so you and I may enjoy the free life we take for granted each and every day. Monday is our day to thank and remember those who put this country above their lives. Whether you are a supporter of the armed forces or not, the life you lead, the freedom you enjoy, the peace and security that surrounds us is a direct result or impact of our veterans. I am a huge supporter of veterans. They hold a dear spot in my heart and the local veterans both current and the ones whom we have lost are beyond incredible. Come on out this Monday and honor those who have given their lives for our freedom.
A Brush with Kindness is in need of some help. ABWK is a non-profit faith based group that is associated with Habitat For Humanity and focusses on assisting residents in need whose homes are in dire need of repair.
The group has been together for over seven years and has changed the lives of many residents in Chisago County. I am proud to say that I am part of this great group. We have had hundreds of volunteers help with projects over the years and they have been spectacular.
We are looking for a retired tradesman who is looking for a way to help the community in the form of a volunteer who would be interested in overseeing a project or two. They would be responsible for overseeing volunteers whether it would be painting, light construction, or general clean up. The job pays nothing. The satisfaction you get by helping a neighbor in need can’t be measured. It is not a full-time job, heck it’s not even a part-time job. It’s just a small job or two and a chance to make a difference in this world. If you are interested or you know someone who is, please call 651-361-0229.
This weekend there is something really neat and catching on with a large group. I am speaking about the third annual Memorial Day Paddle. There is a group of local kayakers who will be touring the local lakes and would love for you to join them.
There are three different paddles offered. The grand route is around a three hour paddle that meets at Ojiketa and ends in Center City. The scenic paddle is around two to two and a half hours and meanders around both North and South Center Lakes, also ending in Center City. Finally, the easy paddle is a one hour paddle that begins at Ki Chi Saga Park and ends in Center City. All three paddles will end in Center City and the group will head to Pizza Pub for refreshments and beverages. Please see the ad on page for more details.