Encore Arts Association would like to thank everyone responsible for the success of the second annual Art in the Gardens event.
Many people worked very hard and were extremely giving of their time and resources. As with last year, three area gardeners
graciously allowed the public to be invited onto their property to enjoy the
unique and special environment created by each -- all very complimentary to an art display. Lyle Ford, Arlo and Phyllis Frankum, and Bruce and Cynthia Thompson are the special gardeners so deserving of our gratitude.
Musicians ready and able to provide a perfect background atmosphere through their special talents were Carol Harrison, harp; Barbara Sjoblad, Flute, Donna Gottsch, Flute, and Scott Lykins , keyboard.
Because of rain on the original date of June 25, the event was reorganized and held on July 9. Encore Arts Association only rescheduled after receiving requests to do so. In the process of reorganization, the event was narrowed to one garden and one musician.
However, all parties named above had prepared for their special roles and are so deserving of special appreciation. One musician had agreed to participate with only a few hours of notice when a conflict of schedule presented itself to an original participant.
The artists who put so much effort into making this event possible also need to receive a round of applause. Several of them demonstrated their creative abilities by working on site, in addition to presenting finished items for viewing and sale. And we thank you, the public, for taking the time from your busy schedule to kick back and stroll through the flowers, foliage, and visual art, for an experience that we hope stimulated all five of your senses.
Art in the Gardens chair
Encore Arts Association
A special thank you to all of our children and grandchildren, and to our many friends and relatives. Thanks to Rick and Jim for spending all day bartending, to Bernice for the flowers.
All of you made our 40th anniversary very special. We will always remember it.
God's blessing and thank you again!
Dellis and JoAnn Gangestad
Friendship Circle volunteers and children send a big thank you to all supporters for continuing to work together. Thanks to those who support our efforts in all our Friendship Circle events and activities.
From Brainerd High School's Mrs. Pam Lorenz, Franklin Junior High's Mr. William Severson and supporters who are working with us on an upcoming fun, free awareness event of child abuse, adoption, sexual abuse, assault and violence, thank you. Events are slated for Oc.t 12, starting at 5 p.m. at Pequot Lakes School and locally involve Sexual Assault Services, Women's Center of Mid-Minnesota, Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center, Social Services, CWC Sheriff Department, Kinship Partners, Parent Mentor Program, Northern Pines Mental Health, META-5 Displaced Homemaker Program, Glenda's Pequot Clown Troupe, Pequot Teen Center and other surrounding schools.
Also, from Minneapolis, this involves Twin Cities Children's Home Society, MN Children's Waiting Program, Independent Adoption Resources Center, Ronald McDonald House and Gillette's Childen's Hospital.
Events include information booths, face painting, clowns, picture taking, nail art, games for all ages, silent peace march on the Paul Bunyan Trail, basic self defense, food and prizes donated by businesses. Anyone interested in taking part on Oct. 12 call Tammy at (218) 568-8679.
Thank you to all our communities, supporting and working together for upcoming awareness safety for all our children.
Tammy Ebertowski, Leader/Coordinator
Volunteers Barb and Heather Johnson,
Jackie Karels; Metro Area, Ann Pashbey
and Jodie Bixner
Thank you, Friendship Circle and Tammy Ebertowski, for working together with my daughter (and your Kinship Partner), Heather, and me over the years, including us in all the activities and really inspiring us. Thank you for involving us in all the Friendship Circle activities. My daughter Heather really expressed how much fun she has with you when out in community areas taking part in events, visiting area organizations.
We really enjoyed working together with you in the statewide appreciation event project and participating in all the activities.
A big thank you, Tammy, for all you do with Heather, and Friendship Circle, for all your friendship. Look forward to working with you in upcoming events, activities for families and children.
June and July have been busy months as usual here at the soup kitchen. With your faithful support and assistance we served 1137 meals over 26 serving days in June for an average of 44 meals per day. The averages in July are running somewhat higher.
There are many people to thank this month. We thank Potlatch for sunscreen, Ruth Quisberg for spaghetti sauce and Lila Mayer for some pork.
Thanks to the Paul Bunyan Cyclists' Club donated cookies, doughnuts, bagels, bread, bananas and watermelon. Bethany House supplied us with sweets and cookies. Rohlfing's donated pop, the Grad Blast gave potato chips, Jim and Tammy Benson provided potato salad and pasta salad, Mary and Ray Johnson donated lots of eggs. Mills Motor helped with Brats and Buns, the Brainerd Art Club donated donuts, cookies and mints. The family of Brandi Carey contributed baked beans, and the Ossawinnamakee Property Owners Association gave potato salad and bread. Thanks also to the Pepsi Co. which gave us sodas, to Giovanni's for pizzas, to the CLC Food Service for leftovers, the American Legion for salads, American Gourmet Catering for sandwiches and salads, Jenny Berg for salads, fruit, veggie and dips, and to the Anderson's of Swedish Timber House for lots of packaged buns.
Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen
Please accept the grateful thanks of all the Pinetree Patchworkers for
your support which made our 10th biennial quilt show a success. Your help has enabled us to continue our many community service projects for
the next two years. Also thank you to all who physically helped us set-up
>and take-down the show, a monumental task in itself so your efforts are much appreciated. And of course a big thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets this year. We sold 5,040 of those. The lucky winner of our beautiful Millenium Stars quilt is Sonja Nefstead of Staples.
Thankyou to these media sponsors: Brainerd Daily Dispatch, KBKK , KLKS, WWWI,and WJJY radio and Insty Prints. Thank you for providing supplies and support: Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Jerry Atwater at Americoat, Barb's Botanicals, Sue Conway at Among the Pines, Pequot, Dennis Lamberson at CLC, Bill Brekken at Herberger's, Lakes Area Printing, Michelle Christopherson, Lake Country Journal, Homespun Magazine, Paul Bloom, director, Community Education, Brainerd Chamber of Commerce, BHS custodial crew, Mr. Rizidlo, BHS principal, Brainerd National Guard Armory, Clara Jenkins, Carolyn Abbott at Flying Colors Fabric, Martin Sathre of Bemidji, Dawn Hall at Cherrywood Fabrics, Little Pine Studio, North Country Floral, Evergreen
Thank you for hanging quilts to advertise the show: Abbey House Antiques, Crosby, Andrea's Beauty Shop, Ben Franklin, Brainerd Medical Center, Country Fabrics, Crosslake Community Center, Crow Wing
Campground, Greg Larson Sports, Hallett Antique Emporium, Crosby, Julia's at Grandview, Marv Koeps Bait, Mills Motor, Northern National Bank of Crosslake, North Country Floral,Paul Bunyan Sports Bar and Grill,
Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Pine Peaks Cafe, Crosslake, Ripple River Motel, Aitkin, Wild Rice Depot, Wooden Nickel Gifts, Garrison,and Zion Lutheran Church.
Thank you for displaying our raffle quilt: Bremer Bank, Country Fabrics and Collectibles, JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts, Manhattan Beach Lodge,Crosslake, Quilting Memories,Staples.
And thanky ou to all the patchworkers who donated their miniature quilts to the silent auction to benefit PBS for two years, and with your help, they were able to raise $912.00. Thank you.
Now we can all look forward to another two years of service to the community and quilt show 2002.
Brainerd Area Pinetree Patchworkers
Barbara Marohn, president and Karen DeVries, chairperson Northern Lights Show 2000
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