“Demand continues to increase, and donations (during March Food Share month) are drastically down” says Karla Rolfzen, Social Services Coordinator at the Salvation Army in St. Cloud. The food and cash donations to the St. Cloud Area Salvation Army during “Food Share” which are maximized through a matching grant from Second Harvest are way behind last year’s donations. After three weeks, or 60 percent of the five week event completed, the Salvation Army has only collected $3,263 in cash and 23,635 pounds of food product, 22 percent and 26 percent respectively. Last year the totals collected at the Corps were more than $15,000 in cash and more than 92,000 pounds of food product. Major Lee Morrison, head of the local Corps added, “We never lose hope. The good people in the St. Cloud area have always increased supporting the Salvation Army, especially when the need is the greatest.”
Assumption Parish Guild of Eden Valley announces their Spring Brunch to be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7.
The menu includes smoked sausage, scrambled eggs. hash browns, fruit, bread, homemade muffins and sweet rolls, and beverage.
The cost for adults is $6; ages 5-10 are $3; and age 4 and under are free.
The annual Watkins Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday morning, March 30, indoors at the Village Hall. Sponsored by the Watkins Lioness and Riverwood Realty, the event was well attended. Kids of all ages had lots of fun. Photo courtesy of Heidi Manuel.
Dozens of children braved the snow and cold to find Easter eggs in South Haven ball park for the annual South Haven Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning, March 30. (Anyone interested in taking on the event for next year?)
Franciscan Community Volunteers (FCV), a growing ministry of the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, invites the public to attend their fund raiser, the fourth annual “Taste of St. Cloud,” 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Territory Golf Club/Coyote Moon Grille in St. Cloud. Guests will enjoy an array of delicious cuisines from 16 local restaurants. There will be live entertainment and a silent auction. Come meet the Franciscan Community Volunteers and be amazed at the ways they have enriched the people of the St. Cloud area. You’ll also have an opportunity to visit many Franciscan Sisters and friends.