St. Cloud, Minn.– “More than 120 families requested emergency food assistance due to the power outage and it is expected that the number will increase during the week.” Major Lee Morrison said.
“Not only are we receiving more requests for food, but we also lost all of the food in our own walk-in cooler because of the outage.” Morrison said. “This is the food that would normally be given out to families or used as part of the daily meals provided by the Army. We WILL purchase what is needed to meet the present needs but it does put us behind”, he said. “Fortunately none of the food in the walk-in freezer was lost”.
Even before the “outage”, the needs from the Corps for the basic essentials have been increasing. In the first five months of 2013 The Salvation Army in St. Cloud experienced a 25 percent increase in food requests and meals served and a 36 percent increase in the number of people needing shelter.
The St. Cloud Salvation Army served over 50,000 meals in the last 12 months and distributed over 240 tons of food from their food pantry. They also have an 64-bed emergency shelter with an occupancy rate in the high 90’s, 12-20 percent of which were occupied by children.
Please contact Major Lee, Jim or the the Salvation Army directly at 252-4552 for ways you can help. You can also donate online at www.SalvationArmyNorth/StCloud.org
Joseph Stein’s “Fiddler on the Roof” will take the stage at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School Laker Theater, presented by the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Community Theatre. The Cast of this beloved musical is comprised of 58 players from the surrounding areas.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, Saturday, July 13 and at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14. Reserved ticket prices are: adults $14, senior citizens $10, youth $6. General admission tickets are available at the door. For advanced ticket reservations, call HL-W-W Community Education (320) 543-3600.
Cold Spring Coop announces 2013 Home Town Pride Days and Purina® Check-R-Board® Days
Cold Spring Coop is announcing their 2013 Home Town Pride Days and Purina® Check-R-Board® Days, customer appreciation events to thank loyal customers in the Cold Spring community. Cold Spring Coop will kick off their Home Town Pride Days and Purina® Check-R-Board® Days from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, and again from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, with activities including a drawing for a Flat Screen TV (drawing to take place at end of day Saturday; need not be present to win).
The AD Company, reputable advertising, design, and consulting business, announced the launch of a brand new website, Fun 4 Kids. Fun 4 Kids compiles area parks, recreation, arts, events, family activities, services for kids, and fun galore all in ONE place!
Fun 4 Kids was created out of necessity and has become a necessity for the families and businesses that advertise on it.
Fun 4 Kids strives to provide the most comprehensive list of activities for children and families. Fun 4 Kids is the only website that focuses on the family. Everything on our website is geared towards kids and families. From indoor and outdoor activities, to restaurants, and health & wellness providers.
Erin Pluimer, Content Developer, is a mom of three and knows how time consuming finding children’s events and activities can be. She has a passion for exploring Central Minnesota and having fun with her family. Her goal is to provide as much information about St. Cloud Area events as she can!
Fun 4 Kids offers advertising opportunities to local businesses as well. This locally owned website is a great way to reach a targeted audience with specialized information for kids and families. Contact us to get your adverising started on Fun 4 Kids. We would love to work with you!