Upcoming events for the month of March

Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
March is Minnesota Food Share Month and the Big Lake Food Shelf is hoping to raise as much support as they can in order to qualify for the maximum amount of aid from state run programs to feed the hungry as they can.
See volunteers and members of the Big Lake Food Shelf Board of Directors at the Big Lake Business Expo at the high school Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food shelf volunteers will have stories and information to share about hunger in the area and how people can help.
Also at the Expo, there will be free food, free entertainment and a gymnasium full of local businesses with their best deals on the table for their neighbors. Admission is free and their will be door prizes and give-aways throughout the event.
Monday, CentraCare-Monticello opens their newly refurbished and updated Birth Center. The private rooms contain everything needed through labor and delivery to recovery for mom and her support person.
Friday is the Big Lake Lion’s Fish Fry at the Big Lake Township Hall. Come and join the community for a dinner of fried fish, baked potatoes, coleslaw, beans and bread rolls washed down with milk or coffee. Meals are $10 per person, children 6-12 $6, children five and under free, and the Big Lake Lioness will have delicious slices of pie on sale for dessert. 
All proceeds for this annual meal, which is always scheduled for the first Friday after Ash Wednesday, will go to support the Big Lake Food Shelf.
The Big Lake Chamber Singers will be singing the National Anthem March 7 at 7 p.m. at the start of the Timberwolves game versus the Detroit Pistons.
This weekend it is time to spring ahead and turn the clocks forward to daylight savings time again. Move the clocks forward at 1 a.m. Sunday, March 9.


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BIG LAKE FIRE CHIEF Paul Nemes and Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf address the chamber membership at their monthly lunch meeting Tuesday at Saron Lutheran Church. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

DANCING TO THE MUSIC IN THE PARK has been a popular summer pastime for the young and the young at heart in Big Lake all summer long, thanks to the efforts of the Big Lake Legacy Foundation. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

NIGHT TO UNITE COLORING CONTEST WINNERS are Tayden Zimmerman, Alexis Roehlke and Tyler Huver. Chief Joel Scharf presented the artists with their prizes Tuesday. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).