THE MITTEN TREE at RiverWood Bank was festooned in garlands of hats, mittens and scarves to ward off the winter chill. The Big Lake Lioness have taken on responsibility for the tree, which used to stand in Connections. Etc. lobby every year. The warm gloves and hats will be donated to the Big Lake School District for distribution as needed. Pictured above from the left are Denise Andre, April Sutton, Patsy Klang and Stephanie Pederson. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

A beach party in February?

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Jennifer Edwards
It’s a new year and even though the weather outside is frightful, there are already many activities planned for the year ahead, beginning with Poetry Out Loud at the high school Jan 8 from 8:20 to 10:34 a.m.
The high school will host their band ensembles concert Jan 13 at 7:30 p.m. Sno Daze begins at the high school with the coronation of the Sno Daze king and queen and their royal court Jan. 24. Dress up days and other activities will take place Jan. 27-31.
The Big Lake Leos are also hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross Fed. 27 in the high school wrestling room. Everybody is welcome to come and donate.
Feb. 8 is Get Outdoors Day. Come to Lakeside Park for a Winter Beach party featuring Bob and the Beachcombers. Bob and the Beachcombers were among the  bands who played during the Big Lake Legacy Foundations’ summer Music In The Park concert series.
The Big Lake Chamber of Commerce annual Business Expo is set for March 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the BLHS Gymnasium. Free food, fun and entertainment always draws a big crowd. Support local merchants at the Expo.
The Big Lake Women of Today have scheduled their annual Easter Egg Hunt for 
April 12 at Lakeside Park. The event is divided into four age groups and starts promptly at 11 a.m.
The 10th annual  Master Gardener’s Expo is also scheduled for April 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school.
For more information on these and many other events and activities, keep reading the West Sherburne Tribune every week and support local merchants by shopping in Big Lake

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George I. Florek

BIG LAKE HOPES TO BECOME A BEYOND THE YELLOW RIBBON COMMUNITY and a kick-off meeting was held Monday at The Friendly Buffalo. Pictured above are First Sergeant Brigham Fanning, Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, Mayor Raeanne Danielowski and Director of Military Outreach Annette Kuyper. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Above, the five Hornets defending their end of the court are Sam Jochum, Brady Vogt, Kyle Knaeble, Collin Teigen and Trent Monson.

Well over 100 kids waited their turn in line to go through basketball drills during the Blowout last Friday.

BIG LAKE HORNETS CHAMPION SWIMMERS are diver Mallary Dick, who came home with seventh place, and swimmers Laurel Pietrzak, Laurin Ebert, Maggie Knier and Gabbie Werner. (Submitted photo).