Lil Achievers' fifth anniversary cake

Little squirts have great fun at Lil Achievers

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Editor
Gary W. Meyer

 

Lil Achievers Daycare on East Hwy. 10 was more than abuzz with little human activity Halloween night, as perhaps a hundred little gremlins, batmen and sweet princesses enjoyed an evening of fun.
Director Lori LeBrun, Asst. Director Kaitlen Forrow and their  23 assistants had the place decked out with all kinds of activities to attract the kids’ attention, with themes for each of their five classroom areas.
They had the Witches’ Lair, the Little Sensory Room, Bruce the Bug guy (wih real tarantulas and hissing African beetles, the Movie Room, the Haunted Playground and a game and crafts and arts room.
Kids and parents munched on tacos and all the trimming, topped off by a piece of Lil Achievers’ fifth anniversary cake.
   Those who ventured out to trick or treat following the 8 p.m. close of the Achievers activities were given one of 500 glow 
Lil Achievers Cont. on 12
sticks provided by the Big Lake Police Dept. 
   Highlight of the night - of course - was the highly competitive costume competition, which was broken down into four age groups: Under 2, Ages 2-3; Ages 4-5; and Ages 6 & Up. (See top three placing contestants in each category in adjacent photos.)
  Lil Achievers has been at its location just east of On The Run convenience center since opening. They have 117 children enrolled in their daily activities, either as fulltime or part-time participants. 
   This was the second year in which Lil Achievers has had a Halloween party.
 

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(From left) Lexi Freund (Big Lake), Betsey Cornelius and Ben Cornelius (Nowthen), Gunner Dorweiler and Colton Dorweiler (Princeton), Ben Manning (Zimmerman), Bailey Dorweiller (Princeton) and Salene Krueger (Big Lake.) The county fair runs from July 16-19. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Dr. Lola Sutherland is retiring from clinical practice after 33 years in the Big Lake community. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

SMITTY’S AMATEUR FIDDLERS CONTEST drew 22 musicians to compete in Big Lake this year. They were accompanied by Gilmore Lee.

LEE GERHARDSON, 47, from New London, was found dead in Big Lake near the swimming beach in 10 feet of water Monday. Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.

Adopt-a-Road participants volunteer for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and work to clean roadsides that border and bisect refuge land. This spring, from April to June, approximately six individuals, three families, and seven groups, such as boy and girl scouts and 4-H groups, volunteered to clean countless miles of roads. (Submitted photo.)