October 27, 2016 at 1:55 p.m.
On Saturday, at Ojiketa Regional Park, you are invited to bring your children for the 13th annual Falloween Festival. Please bring either a pack of toilet paper or a non-perishable food item or both. Your children will be treated to games, wagon rides, magic show, craft making, trick-or-treating, mazes, costume contests, pumpkin hunt, music and face painting. Is that enough to keep your kids busy? The fun begins at 2:30 p.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m.
There is still time to get your Halloween pumpkins and take in some Halloween fun. We have some great patches and orchards in our area that still have wonderful merchandise for your home.
Speaking of Halloween, if your doorbell rings and it is a few highschool kids, before you scold them for being too old, there is a wonderful group of National Honor Society Students trick-or-treating for non-perishable food items. The items will go directly to the local food shelf which helps feed our friends and neighbors who may be down on their luck. If you can, please set aside some food items that you would like to donate and put them by your door now, so you don’t have to scramble for them on Halloween. Thanks for helping!
On Friday, October 28, there is a great opportunity for children age pre-school thru second grade to have some serious fun. Halloween Boogey Dance will be taking place at the Primary School gym at 6:30 p.m. There will be great music, costume contests, temporary tattoos, pumpkin bowling, and tons of other fun things to do. See our ad in this Press for more details.
Sunday, the Chisago Lakes Lions wold love to feed your family. They are hosting their annual pancake and french toast breakfast at the Chisago Lakes Senior High School. The meal will feature pancakes, french toast, eggs, meat and drinks. The cost is $7 for adults and only $3.50 for kids. A great deal and even better food.
If you or someone you know is having some financial issues, the wonderful people at Trinity Lutheran are holding their annual Kids Outerwear Fair. Held October 27, 28 & 29 in the basement of the church, people are encouraged to come early to register. These great people have worked all year to help clothe local children this winter. The fair runs from 2 - 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.
Dress your kids up in their costumes on Friday and head up town. There are a ton of businesses who will be handing out candy for Trick-or-Treat on Mainstreet. There are 20 businesses in Chisago City, 22 in Lindstrom, two in Center City, one in Shafer and four businesses in Taylors Falls participating. Please see the ad in this paper for a list of participating businesses. The Trick-or-Treating begins at 4 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m.
My family took a trip to Iowa over MEA last week. Why would anyone want to go to Iowa by choice? To see my grandmothers. I have a grandmother who lives in a retirement home and my Grandmother Silver still lives by herself in her two story home. She still lugs laundry up and down the stairs, she still drives to church, the grocery store and Wendy’s for coffee with her friends. Did I mention she turns 99 in a couple of weeks?
She is my rock, she has assumed the parent figure in my life since mom and dad have gone. She is my spiritual guide. She is the funniest person I have ever met. My world has been so positively affected by her, I can’t imagine it without her.
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