October 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
It’s for a great cause and it helps our neighbors, our friends and even our families. Honestly, we never know when we could be down on our luck and need these resources. You can drop items off at the food shelf which is located at 10586 Liberty Lane in Chisago City, or if you like, you can drop them off here at the Press and we will get them to the food shelf.
Congratulations to one of my favorite readers of the Press. Pearl Nelson turned 103 last week. Pearl is one of the sweetest women you will ever meet. Her birth certificate may say 103 years old, but she is young at heart. Seems like yesterday that she was getting honored by Mayor Keith Carlson for turning 100. Here is to many more years Pearl!
I hope you had a chance to make it to the last Wildcat football game. It might have been one of the biggest wins in school history. Chisago, undefeated and unranked, beat number two ranked St. Michael at home. Not only did Chisago beat them, they manhandled St. Michael. It was unbelievable to be there and to see those kids play their hearts out. If you haven’t seen a game this year, you might want to. Tomorrow is homecoming, and the Wildcats play rival North Branch. Come out early, enjoy a brat and get ready for some great football.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Dusenka family. Sadly they have lost two famliy members in the same week. Losing a family member is always tough, and losing two in such a close time frame must be devastating.
It has been a tough run of community members passing lately. We lost a good friend Krista Dorcas a week ago to cancer. Both Krista and Brad Dusenka were taken too early. Friends and faith will help their families, this much I am certain of.
This weekend is one of the last local hometown celebrations. The City of Shafer would like to invite you and your family to come out and have a little fall fun.
The schedule begins on Friday with apple picking at Pleasant Valley Orchard from 10-6 p.m. and family bingo at the Shafer Fire Hall from 6-9 p.m. The Soupbones will play that night at Big Game Bar and Grill.
Saturday begins with a pancake breakfast at the Fire Hall. At 9 a.m., the first clue for the hidden clog will be posted at the Fire Hall. Classic cars will line the streets at 10 a.m. so bring your camera. The Shafer firemen will be demonstrating fire prevention techniques at their open house.
Everyone’s favorite, the bank robbery reenactment will take place at 11:30 a.m. At noon, the tractor pull takes place - follow the sound. The grand day parade begins at 4 p.m. with the street dance at 8 p.m. Come on out and welcome fall in.