Tricounty News

Candidates for Little Miss Watkins Pageant sought


The Watkins Lions-Lioness Club will again be sponsoring the Little Miss Watkins Pageant during the Kraut N Wurst annual celebration Friday, Aug. 1.

All little girls who are full-time residents of Watkins with a Watkins address: who have completed kindergarten through second grade may qualify for the pageant.

Each eligible candidate must find their own sponsor. Also, any business in Watkins seeking to sponsor a candidate may do so as well.  All candidate sponsors will be required to pay a $25 entry fee for their candidate. Checks should be written to Watkins Lions-
Lioness Club and mailed to PO Box 237 Watkins MN 55389 before July 14.  All sponsor checks must be received prior to the Little Miss Watkins Tea party on July 16.


Christian Women meet July 10

Ladies, if you love fashion, you’ll love the “Fashion Through the Ages” brunch held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at Reichel’s Event Center in Annandale. Joyce Yexley from West Fargo will feature the changing fashion sillouette from Victorian to Princess Kate as well as share her story of broken dreams, “From Fiery Trials to New Purpose.” Ageless music will be presented by Penny Koets of Maple Lake. Reservations are required by calling Betsy at (320) 274-5419, Dawn at (612) 723-3905, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This event is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.


Vacation Bible School at St. Anthony Church

St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins will be presenting our Vacation Bible School Program, Where Jesus’ Love is One-Of-A-Kind. The theme is Weird Animals and the location is the St. Anthony Parish Center. The program will run 9 a.m. - noon each day from Monday, Aug. 4 through Friday, Aug. 8. But you must register now. There are seven learning stations: Sing & Play Stampede, Bible Adventures, KidVid Cinema, Wild Crafts, Games, Critter Café, and the Tail End. There will be a preschool classroom called “Ozzy’s Preschool Park”. We encourage you to register early as there is limited space available. You can find registration forms at all entrances at St. Anthony Church. Return all forms to St. Anthony’s. For more information, contact Arliss at (320) 453-8153.


Country Church Service at Pioneer Park July 6

Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale welcomes everyone to its annual ecumenical Country Church Service in our historic 1886 Finnish Apostolic Church Sunday, July 6. Music begins at 10 a.m. with Richard Eckman and friends. Service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Come sing traditional hymns and hear worship speaker Ann Joos of Hamburg, Minn. Ann will speak about the exciting mission work in Tanzania and the lives that have been changed because of it. Ann is the daughter of Teri Jenson and the late Mark Jenson, who worked extensively with agriculture development in Tanzania. Stay after the service for a brunch served in the Big Woods dining room with free will donations accepted.

St. Anthony’s parish festival



St. Anthony’s Church in Watkins held their annual picnic in the park Saturday, June 21. It was a beautiful day for outdoor games, aW-DSCF3474 community picnic, music, and fun for all ages.