Reminders: Nov. 27-30, 2019

Thanksgiving meals

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27: The Free Community Meals Committee will serve a free meal from 3-6 p.m. at the Pine River American Legion.

THURSDAY, Nov. 28: The Pequot Lakes American Legion family will host a free dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Free will offerings will be accepted.

THURSDAY, Nov. 28: Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes will host a free community Thanksgiving Day dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Free will offerings will be accepted.

Santa’s Breakfast

The Crosslake-Fifty Lakes American Legion Auxiliary will host its annual Santa’s Breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Legion. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-10 and free for children under 4. Santa will be there.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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