Paul Bunyan Flapjack Festival planned for Sept. 26

The end of September has long been used for Paul Bunyan themed events here in Brainerd. This year the Save The Historic Brainerd Water Tower Committee is joining forces with American Legion Brainerd Post 255 to host the inaugural Paul Bunyan Flapjack Festival.

Sept. 26 is National Lumberjack day as well as the final day of the city of Brainerd's Sesquicentennial Celebration.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m., there will be flapjack relays, lumberjack costume contests and pancake eating contests on Laurel Street in downtown Brainerd.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to noon inside the Legion as a part of its monthly schedule. Cost is $10/all you can eat.

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The Center, Brainerd, bridge scores

Monday winners: Art Bein, 4840; Ann Richardson, 4270; Marion Town, 3800.

Wednesday winners: Lois Volkmuth, 5440; Bob Bollum, 3250; Ken Herd, 2860.

Crosslake Area Garden Club meetings set

CROSSLAKE — Crosslake Area Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. in the meeting room at the Crosslake Community Center.

The upcoming programs are as follows: Oct. 20, Joann Weaver will be presenting “Weather in You Garden;” Nov. 17, Kristi Roedl will be presenting “Shore Land Restoration;” and Dec. 15 will be the Holiday Gathering (location yet to be determined).

For questions call Linda Gates at 507-202-9374.

Never Forget Garden dedication set for Sept. 28

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Captain Robert Orr Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have planted a Never Forget Garden at the Northland Arboretum.

They will be placing a plaque and having a dedication with the local Honor Guard posting colors and playing taps at the Arboretum 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Following the dedication, lunch will be provided in the meeting room at the Arboretum, 14250 Conservative Drive, Baxter.

All veterans and military are invited to attend.

Through an initiative started in 2018, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Never Forget Garden is a nationwide invitation to all Americans and freedom loving people to plant gardens as a visual way to represent America’s unwavering commitment to the sacred duty to recognize, remember and honor our veterans, many who continued to serve as first responders and their families now and for many years to come.

There are many ways and traditions that are available to express patriotism, love, mourning and remembrance. A “Never Forget Garden” provides an expression of that which deeply resides in the hearts of our fellow Americans: “I will Never, Ever Forget You — I am in it with you.”

Washington High School class of 1965 to meet Monday

The Washington High School class of 1965 will meet for lunch 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at Ernie’s on Gull.

Washington High School class of 1954 to meet Sept. 21

The Washington High School class of 1954 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Grizzly’s.

Duplicate bridge scores for Crosslake area

Ideal Town Hall, Sept. 9: North/South: Enga Wodziak and Shirley Gronholm, 103.50; Jo Bonestroo and Shirley Rhinehart, 85.50; and Chris Brown and Carole Johnson, 85. East/West: Diane and Mel Schlichting,107.50; Meridee Dobberstein and Mickey Smith, 98; and Jane Kleinsasser and Stephanie Reed, 93.50.