Tricounty News

Dec. 6: Holiday Fundraiser Party

The Camps of Courage and Friendship Auxiliary invite you to attend their Annual Holiday Fundraising Party at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Camp Friendship Dining Hall, 10509–108th St. NW,
Annandale. The evening features hors d’oevures and a dessert buffet, wine and beer sampling by Coborns, 50-50 drawing event (last year $1,000 was given back in prizes), more than 100 silent auction baskets and door prizes. All proceeds benefit programs for children and adults with disabilities. Advance tickets are $20 and are recommended as tickets may be limited at the door. Call (320) 274-2085 for tickets and information. Please join us.


Gwen Rosha Anderson – My Three Lumps

KAHS graduate to speak about her book, surviving breast cancer

The surprise Gwen Rosha Anderson received on her 28th birthday – July 8, 2008 – was not anything she ever wanted.w-Gwen Anderson

It was on that day five years ago that Anderson got word that she had a lump on her breast that was not a cyst, and a biopsy was required.

The next day she heard the words “Gwen, it’s cancer.” She would learn soon that she was diagnosed with stage 1b infiltrating ductal carcinoma.

Now, five years later, Anderson has written a book entitled My Three Lumps, about that experience and the trauma she went through. She will speak about the book and that eventful period of her life at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Kimball Public Library.


Nov. 14: Christian Women ‘Pamper Me’

“Pamper Me” will be the theme of the Christian Women’s gathering 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Reichel’s Event Center in Annandale.

The Feature is Quilting by Mary and Diana. Joy Berg is our yodeling friend.

The speaker is Catherine Tutt of Delano with “Horse Sense 101 – Life Lessons From the Barn”.

To make reservations, please call Sheree before 8 p.m. at (320) 963-6625, or Dawn at (612) 723-3905; or e-mail lilred. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.

Nov. 10: ‘Night of Broken Glass’ at SCSU

SCSU presents “Night of Broken Glass” commemorating Kristall-nacht in music and images at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in the James W. Miller Center’s second floor reading court. The performance falls on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany in 1938. SCSU Concert Choir and Cantabile Choir perform final movement from Stephen Paulus’ Holocaust Oratorio “To Be Certain of the Dawn.” Free and open to the public.


Fifty years of fried fish, family and friends

The year was 1963.W-Fish-fry-people The average cost of a new home was $12,650. Gasoline sold for 29 cents a gallon which could fuel a new car that cost around $3,000.

The Beatles were about to invade the U.S. with hits like “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “I Saw Her Standing There.” Films included “The Birds” and “The Great Escape.”

In October the Men’s Society of Holy Cross Church of Pearl Lake held it’s first annual fish fry on the last Friday of the month. Less than a month later Pres. John F. Kennedy would be assassinated.

Fast forward 50 years to the 50th Annual Holy Cross Church Fish Fry, an event that drew many of those who were at the first meal. And of course, many of the workers were original cast members as well.