A very grateful thank you to the lady at Wal-Mart who found my purse in a shopping cart and took it into the store, giving it to an associate. Wish I could give you a hug!
On Wednesday, July 18, I inadvertently left my purse in the cart, pushed the cart into the cart return area, walked to my truck, got in and drove away. Thankfully, it didn't take long to realize my purse was gone so I quickly returned to Wal-Mart.
My purse was at Customer Service waiting to be picked up. I am very blessed to have my purse returned with everything in it.
Bay Lake Lions
The fair weather maker came through again for the ninth year in a row for the Bay Lake Area Lions.Their fund raising golf event again will provide funds for our area Crosby and Aitkin students.
There are many players as well as sponsors who support the event every year. We will aknowledge some through a few pictures here. The format for awards changed a bit, every team won something or recieved door prizes as is the Lions custom. Most noteworthy was our first place team with a score of 61. The grueling putting contest was won by the skills of Kent Ekstrom.
A very fine steak dinner was cooked up efforts of Cuyuna Country Club staff.
As always the Bay Lake Area Lions ask that you support sponsors that support the community.
Looking forward to seeing every one again next year.
Bay Lake Area Lions
On Monday July 16 I was a guest speaker at the Brainerd Public Library's "Brown Bag" lunch series. As an author I travel a good deal, but have seldom been to a library so busy, so active and so progressive as yours.
People - including lots of kids - were lined up to check out books, and the noon audience was standing room only. Thanks, BPL!
As a side note, several people expressed disappointment that my movie "Sweet Land" had not come to Brainerd. I assumed that it had, and feel badly that it didn't. After a strong national theater release, it is now in DVD.
In the future, if a quality independent film is released, one you think would be a good fit with your community, call your local theater manager and ask for it. Movies are a business, and if theater manager feels there's a waiting audience, they are nearly always receptive to requests from the community.
Again, thanks for a nice day in Brainerd.
The flower bed in Lum Park is a memorial for William Ebinger by wife Deloris and son, Leonard.
We wish to thank the Lum Park staff who were very helpful and also our neighbor, Linda.
We would like to thank KLKS radio station for the generous donation of tickets to the Brainerd Blue Thunder baseball games. Our adult and junior partners really enjoy going to cheer on the Blue Thunder. These tickets provided many evenings of great fun for our partners. Thanks, KLKS, for your continued support of Kinship Partners.
The Staff and Board of Directors of Kinship Partners
Thank you to "Superman" for shaking my hand On the fourth of July and Thank you for protecting OUR Beautiful city.
Grant Boileau (21/2) and his Mom Jenny Baker
Hunt is over
Stuie has been found! He is alive and well! We want to take this opportunity thank al of the wonderful, caring people who helped us from the northeast side of Brainerd. Over 24 hours of door knocking, handing out 1,000-plus flyers and desperate calls to HART and local law enforcement - the hunt is over.
A special thanks to the children whose hearts went out to Stuie. Briana Innes and friends for handwriting the first flyer and to Faith Lindquist for not giving up. Stuie now has his middle name - Stuart Faith. This was truly a community effort.
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