BIG LAKE GIRL SCOUTS FROM TROOP 39 held their annual winter party at Lions Park inn Big Lake Township. The girls had lots of fun and donated 23 birthday bags to the Big Lake Food Shelf. (Submitted photo).

Girl Scouts assemble 23 birthday bags

Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
Big  Lake Girl Scouts from Troop 39 enjoyed their annual winter party and put together 23 birthday bags to donate to the Big Lake Food Shelf last Saturday at Lion’s Park.
Senior Girl Scouts and cadettes from Troop 39 hosted the party. They entertained over 40 Girl Scouts, Brownies and Daisies with games, sing-alongs, crafts and hot cocoa and popcorn.
“They had been hoping to play outside, painting the snow with Koolaid, said Volunteer Leader Kathy Vetter. “But the 15 degree weather and gusting winds brought the party indoors.”
The birthday bags contain all the makings of a birthday party, with cake mix, frosting and candles to party favors.
“Support your local girl scouts,” said Vetter. “Cookie sales begin Feb. 8.”


FORTY-FIVE YOUTHS AND NINE ADULTS traveled to Ashland, MT to participate in a mission trip at an Indian Reservation last week. The group was led by Youth Pastor Doug Watercott of Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker/Big Lake. (Submitted Photo)

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THE CITY OF CLEARWATER is no longer accepting brush near the maintenance building on Co. Rd. 75. The maintenance crew is picking up brush the first Wednesday of each month with curbside pick-up. The site will be used for installation of a solar energy system. Residents can still drop off leaves and grass cuttings at the compost site behind the maintenance.