Tricounty News

Sixth annual Old Glory Run May 18

The 18,000 member Minnesota Disabled American Veteran (DAV) organization is once again announcing plans for the sixth annual Old Glory Run in Cold Spring scheduled for May 18.

This event was first organized by local Cold Spring/St. Cloud area volunteers Curt and Pam Karls in 2007. They have continued organizing and coordinating the event and have played a significant role in providing funds raised through this event to the Minn. Disabled American Veterans organization. Minnesota State DAV Commander Bob Erickson recently stated “Curt and Pam Karls have become heroes to the veterans we serve in this Central Minnesota community. One of our primary programs here is providing free transportation for veterans who need transportation to and from their medical appointments at the St. Cloud VA medical center as a part of the VA/DAV transportation program. We have purchased three new Ford vans driven by DAV volunteers to transport these veterans … and as a result of Curt and Pams generosity and gift of time and talents, we have many area veterans enjoying a better quality of life”.

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Stamp out hunger in your PJs

Annual Mail Carrier Food Drive May 11 will feed thousands

WASHINGTON-The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 21st annual food drive to combat hunger on Saturday, May 11. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes - allowing postal patrons to literally donate to their hungry neighbors while still wearing their pajamas.

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Wright County Swappers Meet is open

As a sure sign of spring, the Wright County Swappers Meet near South Haven opened Saturday, W-CIMG5240April 27, two weeks later than planned because of snow that just wouldn't go away. Within the past week, school spring sports have started outdoor play at long last, local amateur baseball play began, and the Kimball Golf Club opened to the public, even with patches of snow remaining on some of the hills.

Poppy Day Proclamation

WHEREAS, America is the land of freedom, preserved and protected willingly and freely by citizen soldiers;W-DSCF0459

WHEREAS, Millions who have answered the call to arms have died on the field of battle;

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Volunteers celebrated at St. Anthony Manor

Monday, April 22, Volunteer Appreciation was celebrated at the Watkins Senior Dining Site at St. Anthony Manor.w-StAnthony-volunteers-composite

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