CWT - Letter to the Editor

Submitted Letters


The fourth annual Timber Dash 5K held Oct. 5 at Lake Maria State Park, Monticello benefitting the Crisis Nursery serving Wright County was a successful event! 
We were excited to have over 260 adults take on the challenging trails to experience the beautiful and brisk autumn morning at Lake Maria. A roaring bonfire and acoustic guitar music played by Peter Gale of Maple Grove added to the setting. A Kid’s Race was also held and enjoyed by 41 spirited children. Pictures and results are now on the website. 
We would like to thank the many people who supported this event including the sponsors of  Allina Hospital - Buffalo, Centra-Care Health - Monticello, Courage to Care Council,  Buffalo Rotary, Moon Motor Sports -  Monticello, Kid’s Haven Child Care -  Buffalo,  Lewis Kannegieter & Wright LLC – Monticello, Matt Legal Services – Buffalo,  and Scheel’s - St. Cloud.  We also had generous monetary donations and donations of food and  beverages  from Broadway Cycle - Monticello,  Caribou Coffee’s - Monticello, Coborn’s - Clearwater,  Cub Foods - Buffalo and Monticello, Great Harvest Bread, Margaret Serbus - Edina Realty, McDonalds - Monticello, Sam’s Club - Maple Grove, Small Plant Foods, Steve O’ Septic – Monticello, Walgreen’s – Buffalo and Wright County Dairy Association.  
Thank you to Mark Crawford, Park Ranger at Lake Maria and The Friends of Lake Maria State Park for helping to host this event and the generosity of time and spirit from over 50 volunteers for making this event happen. All proceeds will help to support and serve children and families in Wright County. 
For further information on the Crisis Nursery Program please call 763-271-1681. 
Jill Gatzke and Consuelo Silbernagel, Crisis Nursery Staff
Buffalo, MN


THE BIG WOODEN CROSS which stood behind the monument known as La Pieta was broken in Our Lady of the lake Catholic Cemetery last weekend. (Submitted photos.)

THE BECKER-BIG LAKE SQUIRT B1 HOCKEY TEAM. Front row, (L-R): Erik Baker, Cooper Fredericks, Josh Lillemo, Jack Beckstrom, Kellen Hurt and Luke Boardson. Second row, (L-R): Dillon Lindenau, Nik Hughes, Ben Piehl, Eli Sheideman, Zack Dembinski, Jacob Polecec and Dylan Pishney. Coaches, (L-R): Eron Boardson, Head Coach Mark Fredericks and Jake Pishney. (Submitted photos).

Pictured above are food shelf volunteer Bob Segler, Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Dr. Scott Schulz, Tara Boone and Sara Peterson. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

THE SHERBURNE COUNTY CHAPTER OF THRIVENT FINANCIAL donated $1,200 worth of items to the Big Lake Community Food Shelf Tuesday. The donation included 50 hams and some personal care items. Pictured above from the left are Big Lake Food Shelf Manager Amy Robertson, Coborn’s Manager Mitch Utecht, Thrivent Financial Associate Curtis Snesrud, Coborn’s Assistant Manager John Howard, Thrivent Financials Associate Derek Birdsall and food shelf volunteer Bob Segler. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

TOMMY ECKSTROM had to think hard about what he wanted to say on the gift card for the present he had just purchased.