CROSBY -- The story behind the name "Hallett," a name that is intertwined with Cuyuna Range history, will be shared at an Unlimited Learning session 1:30 p.m. May 10 at the Hallett Community Center in Crosby.
The program is titled "Rags to Riches: The Hallett Story." Jeanette Smith and Paul Schliesman will be the speakers.
As a follow-up, a tour of four Hallett landmarks will be held 1:30 p.m. May 24. A car caravan will leave the community center. Participants will visit the Hallett home, now a bed and breakfast, the Halletts' Serpent Lake home, and two gifts to the community, the Presbyterian Church and the Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library.
Smith, head librarian at the library, will offer insight into the life of Jessie Hallett and review the effect of the construction of the library, which was dedicated in 1978.
Schliesman, chairman of the trustees, will describe his relationship with Mr. and Mrs. Hallett, the vision and work ethic of E.W. Hallett, and the family's generosity.
For the May 10 session, the fee is $6 or an Unlimited Learning membership.
For more information on this program and the follow-up tour, contact Shirley Hale at (218) 546-2616.
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