Sartell hockey conducts raffle
The Sartell Youth Hockey Association is now conducting a raffle with a grand prize of $2,699.99; 100 winners will receive St. Cloud Scheels gift cards for any merchandise in the store. There is a 1 in 20 chance of winning. Tickets may be purchased at both Blue Line Bar & Grill locations and the Firing Line Indoor Range and Gun Shop. For more information, visit sartellhockeyraffle.com.
Hike Hoppers hosts Park Blast in February
Hike Hoppers is hosting a free month-long outdoor scavenger hunt. Park Blast will be held from dawn to dusk through Feb. 28 at all Stearns County Parks including Kraemer Lake, Mississippi River, Quarry, Miller’s Landing, Warner Lake, Rockville, Two Rivers and Spring Hill. Park Blast takes advantage of our local county parks to promote healthy communities. Participants engage in discovering prize codes while hiking through local parks. This event will give away more than $4,000 in prizes that will appeal to a variety of ages. For more information or to register, visit hikehoppers.org.
Senior Connection hosts German exchange student
The Sartell Senior Connection will host Maria Metzmacher, a high school senior foreign exchange student from Germany, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the at the Sartell Community Center, 850 19th St. S. Learn about her experiences as a student at Sartell High School. She’ll also tell us about the differences in the education system in Germany as compared to the United States, her favorite activities and what she has missed about home.
Park, Rec to host ABC Kinder Olympix
St. Cloud Park and Rec hosts ABC Kinder Olympix, for children 6 and under and their families, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 17 at Whitney Recreation Center, 1529 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. Explore letters and numbers while being active with your children. The morning will be filled with fun activities for improved reading skills and healthy lifestyles. Events include: inflatables, arts and crafts, obstacle course, alphabet games, healthy snacks and much more. For more information, visit ci.stcloud.mn.us or find us on Facebook.
Fare for All set Feb. 12
Fare for All’s next distribution will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 610 CR 2, St. Joseph. Fare for All is a budget-stretching program that allows people to save up to 40 percent off fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meats. Distribution is once a month. February Hot Buys are Smithfield Pork Riblets and Honeysuckle Ground Turkey. This event is open to everyone who wants to stretch their grocery dollar. Cash, credit, debit cards and EBT cards are accepted. For more information please visit our website at fareforall.org or call 800-582-4291.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.