Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Come and check out our interesting display of sauna information and books during the next two months. "The Opposite of Cold" is the title of this array, and that certainly describes the traditional Finnish bath. Be sure to come in and look everything over. It might warm you up just getting a gander. Time-Out for preschool children's story time Because our kids' story time readers will be out of the area for a while, we'll suspend this activity until April 15.
The Pequot Lakes High School Revolution dance team will host a fundraiser this weekend at Pequot Lakes Supervalu. Dancers will bag groceries from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21.
The Pequot Lakes Middle Level Student Council raised more than $1,600 in the Penny War Challenge. The money went to buy gifts for needy children in the area. National Junior Honor Society students bought the gifts Thursday, Dec. 11, and here, they load a pickup truck full of gifts. The fourth-grade class from Eagle View Elementary School raised more than $1,000 and went shopping with the middle level students.
Pine River-Backus Community Education offers the following upcoming classes. For more information or to register, call 218-587-2080. • Randy Schwegel's Basketball Skills Camp: For girls and boys in grades 2-6. Saturday mornings, Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31. Fee: $10. Schwegel and varsity players will coach these practices. Players will learn basketball skills, team work and sportsmanship. • Traveling Teams: For girls and boys in grades 3-6. Jan. 19-March 7. Fee: $40. Teams practice in the evenings. Parent volunteers will be coaches.
Help wrap Christmas For Kids gifts An event to wrap presents for the Christmas For Kids organization will start at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Nisswa Community Center. Volunteers are welcome, but they must bring their own scissors. Participants will get free pizza, hot chocolate and soda. The gifts will be delivered on Christmas Eve day.
Unseasonably warm weather during the Pine River Parade of Lights Day on Saturday, Dec. 13, gave spectators to the events a comfortable atmosphere to enjoy the show. Though fog obscured the parade floats from a distance, the 15 bright, colorful floats were cheered on by all who came out in the warm weather. The Paws & Claws 4-H Club pulled off a win for Best Use of Lights In Theme for the "Frozen in Pine River" themed event. Trussworthy Components claimed the title of Best Overall Use of Lights.
Pequot Lakes Community Education offers the following two upcoming classes: Performing Arts Club for grades 7-12 and Co-Ed Body Conditioning & Weight Training. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Contact Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200 for more information or to register. • Performing Arts Club for grades 7-12: 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 8-May 21, Pequot Lakes High School. Fee: $25 for the season. This club is a great outlet for those students who are interested in performing or the technical aspect of the stage (i.e.
The Pequot Lakes Revolution dance team won both the high kick and jazz competitions Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Snow Angel Dance Competition in Bemidji. In high kick, Pequot Lakes placed first, followed by Bemidji. Bagley was runner-up to Pequot Lakes in jazz. The dance team from Crookston also competed. Coach Abbie Schramm said, "We are very proud of the girls. Our scores improved from the Detroit Lakes competition, and we would like to keep that forward momentum as we enter the most competitive part of our season.
Pequot Lakes was a hub of activity Saturday, Dec. 13, for Santa's Bobbin' Into Town festivities. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived at the Pequot Lakes Library to read stories to children before heading over to the Jack Pine Center to hear children's wishes. Children at the library also did various crafts. A bonfire at Trailside Park also featured hot chocolate and horse-drawn carriage rides. The Light Up the Night Parade featured a record number of entries that paraded down Government Drive.
The Senior Nutrition Program offers a nutritionally balanced meal for all people to enjoy. Meals are served Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Pine River and Crosslake. The suggested voluntary donation is $4 per meal for those over 60 and $7.15 for those under 60. Meals on Wheels are available for homebound seniors in area communities. In Pequot Lakes, meals are served at the Sibley Terrace Apartments, 31203 N. Oak St. To make a reservation or for Meals on Wheels information, call 218-587-2921 between 8 a.m.