Jan. 1, 2014, the Church of St. Anthony in Watkins will begin it’s year-long recognition of its 125th anniversary. One important event is the new pictorial directory. Life Touch Directories will be doing the photography and production of the new books. This is a special directory as it will mark the 125th Anniversary of St. Anthony Church. It will have photographs depicting the early life of St. Anthony Church, as well as those of today’s parish life. We encourage all of our parishioners to make an effort to be included in this important project. Parishioners can register for a photo session by going to St. Anthony’s webpage at stanthonywatkins.com. Just click on the Life Touch Sign Up icon. There is no cost to participate, and everybody will get a free 8x10 photo as well as a free directory.
The public is invited to Chris Gustafson’s first solo sculpture exhibition. Chris has been making metal sculptures for more than a decade. After receiving a developing artist grant from SMAHC, he is happy to welcome you to come view his new body of work, snack on refreshments and talk with him about his new creations.
The exhibit is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in garage number 14, along St. Anthony Blvd. in Watkins. Contact: (320) 764-3909.
The Kingston Lions are planning a Blood Drive to be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Kingston Community Center, 30840 722nd Avenue in Kingston. (See page 6 for pre-donation tips.)
For appointments or information, please call Sandy Smith at (320) 398-8025. Please bring photo ID or donor card. Daycare will be provided.
St. Matthew’s U.C.C. in Forest City will hold its fall bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
There will be a dinner, bake sale, craft sale and noon raffle.
The St. Nicholas Parish plans their fall breakfast for Sunday, Oct. 27.
They will serve from 9 a.m. to noon. The menu includes sausage, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, French toast with toppings, rolls, fruit, juice, milk, and coffee. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for ages 5-10, and preschoolers are free. There will also be a bake sale and a raffle.