■ Benefit supported
Thank you for the support for Richard “Woody” Larson during the benefit on Feb. 9 at the Nisswa Community Center.
We had many silent auction items donated as well as the food and music.
Woody was diagnosed with stage 4 brain and lung cancer and the benefit was held to assist with expenses, etc.
We appreciate all of the support during this difficult time.
Richard “Woody” Larson
■ Wallet returned
Several weeks ago while shopping at Cub I dropped my wallet. I didn’t realize it until I got home. I had a call from Cub Foods stating someone found my wallet and turned it in. To whoever you are, thank you for your honesty for finding it and returning it.
■ Kids fishing a treat
On Friday, March 2, the sixth grade students of Pioneer Elementary had the opportunity to spend the afternoon fishing on Bull Dog Lake. This was our 15th annual fishing contest. Our fishing experience was made possible by Red’s Auto and Bait who supplied the bait as well as some expert advice. We also had the chance to share the day, learn some fishing secrets, and even hear some fishing stories from members of the Harding Sportsman Club. We’re pleased to say that many members of the group were out there to help and keep things rolling. We even had Pines Edge Grocery, Ken’s Kans and the Pierz Gearz support us along the way. During this 15th annual event the kids were treated to hot chocolate, a chance to see an Ice Castle fish house, and even peer into a spear house. We want to take this opportunity to thank the many parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles that joined in to make this a wonderful experience. Together with these fine people the kids learned a lifelong sport and had a fun, memorable day with class mates, friends and family.
Special thanks to Red’s Auto and Bait, Ken’s Kans, Officer Paul Kuske, Harding Sportsman Club, Pines Edge Gas and Grocery-Rice, Pierz Gearz-Ruth Stuckmeyer and Sandy Heintze and Corey Tretter.
Sixth grade students of Pioneer Elementary
Steve Holbrook, Craig Johnshoy and Faye Sandy
■ Second Thursday
The Brainerd Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) would like to sincerely thank everyone involved in our second Thursday at Prairie Bay from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 21. The food was wonderful and the commitment to and celebration of our public schools is even better. Prairie Bay, along with Cash Wise Liquor, sponsored the monthly event of second Thursday including lovely, delicious appetizers and beer and wine tasting. Thank you to all who attended and showed your support.
We appreciate each and every one of you.
Prairie Bay and Cash Wise, thank you for your commitment to the Brainerd public schools and local non-profits. All proceeds will benefit BPSF under the 4As — academics, activities, arts and athletics.
Event photos can be seen on our facebook page. For more information about BPSF or to donate, please see www.bpsf.org.
Brainerd Public Schools Foundation
■ Plungers praised
We would like to thank all participants in this year’s annual Polar Bear Plunge held at Breezy Point Resort on March 2 with 416 plungers and $87,000 raised. We had another record-setting year.
Thanks to all the plungers, sponsors, volunteers, spectators and especially the athletes of Special Olympics.
Also a special thanks to Breezy Point Resort, Brainerd Mat Service, Fleet Farm and Ron’s Oasis Hot tub Rentals.
Again thank you very much and we look forward to another record year, next year, March 1, 2014.
The Plunge Committee