Nurses scholarship fundraiser breakfast set Aug. 9 at Pequot Lakes American Legion


A 40&8 nurses scholarship fundraiser breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Pequot Lakes American Legion Post #49.

Wild blueberry pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee and juice will be served. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for ages 12 and younger.

The 40&8 is a charitable honor society of American veterans. La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux (The Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses) began issuing nurses training scholarships in 1941.

Since the national program's inception in 1955, La Societe has spent more than $33,400,450 and helped 4,900 nurses obtain their degrees. In 2019, $419,186 plus cash expenditures were donated with 330 nurses in training and 171 nurses graduating.

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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