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Much obliged-Nov. 11

Halloween Carnival at the YMCA

A huge thank you goes out to all of the people that helped with the 23rd annual Halloween Carnival. We had a very festive, fun and safe event for the community’s children again this year. We had hundreds of young children and their families attend. Without the 40 volunteers that came forward for this event, it could not happen.

A huge thank you to the Kiwanis Key Club that supplied 15 great game volunteers! We couldn’t do it without you.

Another group I appreciate for their help is the Dolphin Swim Team! There were nine swimmers helping with games.

A round of applause goes to Kris Lambke from COMPLETE, Jon Arenz from Blackline Photo, Brian Brewer, Jeremy Crouse, Miranda Anderson and Lesa Clauson, Michele Becker, Jane Hastings, Katria Kubesh, Kelli Allison, Debra Wallace-Hasskamp, Ellen Hickman, Emily Woodward, Kallie Jerimiasson, Mona Morrissey, Brook Mallak, Claire McQuiston, Annika Christensen, Elaine Klinger, Pam and Jerry Loeffelbein. You all rock!

The smiles each one of these people put on the faces of young children is priceless. And we have the pictures to prove it.

Thank you, YMCA volunteers and staff, you are the best!

Christa L. Andersen

Child Care Director

Brainerd Lakes YMCA

Y’s World of Learning

Thanks to Geritol Frolics

I would personally like to thank friends and relatives and especially the Geritol Frolics members for all the help with finances, cards, prayers and support for the loss of my apartment due to the fire at Hillcrest Apartments.

It means a lot to know there are such giving and thoughtful people in this world.

Toni Patron


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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