Annual Craft Sale is Nov. 1 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community

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Kick off your holiday shopping at the annual craft sale from 9 a.m. to 
3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the Bonn Great Room, at St. Benedict’s Senior Community, 
1810 Minnesota Blvd. SE. Please use the main entrance to the Care Center. The sale features a variety of beautiful holiday and craft items created by residents, tenants and staff. St. Scholastica Convent, 1845 20th Ave. SE, will have their craft sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.
About St. Benedict’s Senior Community
St. Benedict’s Senior Community in St. Cloud houses more than 500 people throughout its facilities, which include a 43-bed unit specializing in Alzheimer’s care, 110 long-term care beds, 44 short-stay beds, 39 assisted living apartments, 95 independent apartments, Benedict Homes (residential living for people with memory loss) and Benet Place (income-based independent apartments). For more information, call (320) 252-0010 or visit
In addition, St. Benedict’s Senior Community in Monticello includes 59 independent living apartments, 61 assisted living apartments and 30 memory care apartments. For more information, call (763) 295-4051 or visit


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