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Much Obliged

Polar Bear Plunge

We would like to thank the participants, volunteers, spectators and especially the Special Olympic athletes who participated in this year’s Polar Bear Plunge at Breezy Point Resort March 5.

We had 298 plungers and raised just under $68,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics MN.

We look forward to seeing you March 2012 again at Breezy Point Resort.

Thank you.

The Polar Bear Plunge Committee

Aitkin Persian Gulf Group

The Aitkin Persian Gulf Support Group wishes to thank Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home for their past and continued support by paying postage for our 150 boxes shipped to our soldiers deployed and in harm’s way.

Aitkin Persian Gulf Support

Health Fair

Thank you to everyone that attended the second annual Essentia Health Community Health Fair. Essentia Health hopes that each of you went home with an idea that will help you live healthier. We would also like to thank the non-profit organizations that shared their information with the community, the Westgate Mall staff for all their assistance setting up the event, Riddles Jewelry for their generous prize donation, and for our employees that shared their talents at our booths. Thank you very much.

Essentia Health Groups

Spelling bees

Thank you to the following volunteers for helping me with the 2011 Spelling Bees: pronouncers: Kathy Tusa, 6th-8th grade, and Brenda Johnson, fifth grade; judges/monitors, Mary Casey, Bonnie Franzen, Carole Humrickhouse, Leslie Hobson, Karen Ogdahl, Dorothy Uhrinak; recorder-Gayleen Eckholm. I greatly appreciate your time and commitment in supporting the Spelling Bee. 

Susan B. Rogers

Spelling Bee Coordinator

Dogsled team

Thank you so much to the Brainerd Police, Sheriff’s office and the two good Samaritans, one that gave me a snowmobile ride to catch my team, and one that stood on my sled brake while I got the dogs safely to my trailer. I don’t know your names but you were both godsends. We prayed the team would tangle and they did. Sorry for “the drag” Officer Clarine! Again, many thanks everyone.

Charlotte Wolf