Community News from Fri. June 20 to Thurs. June 26, 2014

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The Big Lake Public Library is offering the following programs at 790 Minnesota Ave., Big Lake:
For more information about library programs and activities, contact the Big Lake Public Library at 263-6445.
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. It provides Central Minnesota residents with nearly 1 million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, programs and information services.
Big Lake Public Library • Hours: Monday 2-7, Tuesday 10-1, Wednesday 2-6, Thursday 2-6, Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-1.
Mark your Calendars for ArtSoup - Sat, June 28 10 to 6pm in Downtown Elk River.  
It's our 10th Anniversary & we are expecting a huge crowd for this regional, community festival!  
We are looking for Vendors, Artists, Sponsors, Food Vendors, & Attendees!   
For more info & registration go towww.elkriverart.org & "like" our "Artsoup" Facebook page for up-to-date info.  
Summer Recharge/ Refresh:
Weds., Now through Aug. 27 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
A video clip, the word of God, fellowship and ice cream! What could be better?
Theme: What is Faith and How Do I Get?
Saron Lutheran Church, 311 Lake St., Big Lake.
Summer Butterfly Tour
Sat. July 5 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Meet your guide at the Oak Savanna Trail, beginning of the Prairie’s Edge Wildlife Drive on CR 5.
Great River Spine & Sport Blood Drive, American Red Cross Bus 1260 State Hwy 25, Monticello, Mon. July 14 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For an appointment please visit www.redcrossblood.org and search sponsor keywood: Great River, call 1-800-RED Cross or Maggie @ 763-260-8401.

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TWO BIG LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, Trent Ramert and Svea Pearson, were selected from more than 2,000 applicants to participate in the American Choral Directors’ Association of Minnesota’s Honor Choir. (Submitted photo).

WITCHY KAREN BETLAND flew in and parked her broomstick at the Trail of Terror to hand out candy to kids on the path

Dottie Carpenter ran the Cupcake Raffle on Saturday night at the Rivers of Hope Gala. Purchasing a cupcake entered the buyer into a raffle for a Sterling Silver and Black Diamond Naledi Shield Pendant donated by Loch Jewelers in Monticello.

HARLEY DAVIDSON recovered in Big Lake at 750 Minnesota Avenue. (Submitted photo.)

Steven Jay Hansen