November 9, 2006 at 8:46 a.m.
I do believe that all of our elected officials are good people with good intentions, and I would like to believe that the decisions they make are for the betterment of our state, county, city, or township. Congratulations to the great people of Chisago County for getting out and voting. We have always had good voter turnout and this year was no different.
As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, we need to remember those who are less fortunate than ourselves. There are people in our own neighborhoods who for whatever reason have fallen upon hard times. Kevin and the good people at Brink’s Market, along with the help of an anonymous donor, are doing something special for these people.
For a measly $8.90, you can purchase a whole turkey (with Brink’s donating the remaining amount) to the local food shelf. The first 500 pounds of turkeys will be matched by the anonymous donor.
Each year the food shelf receives around 125 to 140 requests for turkeys. I think that between Brink’s and the donor, along with your help we can make this year the most successful year ever. Thank you to the donor and the good people at Brink’s Market for such a wonderful gesture.
As always, you can also purchase food bags for the shelter at either Brink’s Market or Lindstrom Foods. Any and all donations to the food shelf are greatly appreciated.
This Saturday, if you are looking for some entertainment, please check out the second annual Cole-A-Rama. Cole is a local boy who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2000. DMD is a horrible disease that robs boys of their muscles. If you have ever seen Cole, you know what a wonderful soul he is and how he doesn’t let this monster control his life.
The Cole-A-Rama takes place this Saturday at the Hosanna Lutheran Church in Forest Lake at 6 p.m. and runs until 10. There will be all kinds of entertainment for the kids and for adults. Norm Barnhart will be doing his magic show, which my kids tell me is really great. Admission is $5 and all proceeds will go to the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Fund. Come on out, have some fun, support a great cause.
This Saturday also marks a very important day in the history of the United States. Veterans’ Day is our chance to honor those who have chose to serve our great country. Without these wonderful individuals, our quality of life would definitely differ from what we are used to. I have written about our local Vets often, and if I get over repetitive I apologize, but we are very lucky to have such an active group of fine individuals. If you know a Vet or spot one around the area, please make a point of thanking them for all they have done and all they continue to do for our community.
A guy stops at a store forgetting that he has two Vikings tickets on his dashboard. He comes out of the store and finds his car broken into. The police show up, and while making out the crime report ask if there was anything stolen. The guy said, "Just my jackets, a couple of CDs and when I looked on the dash - I saw two more Viking tickets."