Love, lights, laughter at Winter Wonderland

Carolyn BertschFeatured News, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

 

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Trevor Bosna, 8, shows off his teetering skills at Winter Wonderland held at Pine Meadow Elementary School Dec. 11. A maze of lights was created in the gymnasium. Proceeds from the event went to benefit Owen’s Night Out.

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Ben Perucoco, 3, of Sartell, tries cross-country skiing on carpet remnants using rubber plunger-like poles. This was one of many fun activities set up Dec. 11 in the Pine Meadow School gymnasium, which was lit up with holiday lights to create a Winter Wonderland. Proceeds from the event went to benefit Owen’s Night Out, an organization that offers support in the form of a “night out” to parents who have experienced the loss of a child.

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These friends from the Sartell Middle School choir take a break from singing to visit and share a few laughs during the Dec. 11 Winter Wonderland event at Pine Meadow Elementary School. The friends are (left to right) Taya Lewandowski, 13; Briehyn Lewandowski, 12; Hannah Spoden, 13; and Libby Nelson, 13.

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Photos with Santa were one of the attractions at Winter Wonderland at Pine Meadow Elementary School Dec. 11. Bennet Prose, 11, of Sartell, sits on Santa’s lap for a photo and shares with him what he would like for Christmas.

Author: Carolyn Bertsch

Bertsch has worked for the Newsleaders since 2015. She and her husband, Matt, and their three children live in Sartell where they also own and operate Four Seasons Window, Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning. Bertsch also stewards the “Reads and Seeds and Other Needs” Little Free Library in Sartell. The “Other Needs” portion of the library functions as a collection site for donations to the Salvation Army where Bertsch serves as a board member. Her other hobbies include volunteering at the food shelf, cooking, baking, and growing a vast array of fruit in her backyard orchard. Bertsch believes that every single person can choose to make the world a better place for someone else and at the end of the day the only question that matters is, “What kind of difference did you make?”

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