Community Showcase slated for April 14
The St. Joseph Community Showcase, sponsored by the St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Kennedy Community School, 1300 Jade Road, St. Joseph. Local retail, commercial, educational and service organizations will have booths to visit. Food, entertainment, including a drone presentation and Freedom Flight, along with children’s games and crafts will also be featured.
Empty Bowls set April 14 at new St. Cloud location
Empty Bowls, sponsored by Place of Hope, will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at its new location at City Hope Church, 413 Franklin Ave. NE, St. Cloud. This soup feed and silent auction benefits Place of Hope Ministries and Anne’s Meal Fund which provides more than 7,200 meals a month to those in need. The event includes music, craft vendors and soup, bread and desserts from area restaurants as well as a homemade bowl to take home thanks to Art as You Like It and Central Minnesota Woodcrafters. For more information, visit placeofhopeministries.org.
‘The Shoe Bus’ teams up with Fare for All April 16
“The Shoe Bus “will be on site during the Fare for All distribution from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 610 CR 2, St. Joseph. New and gently used shoes will be available for purchase for $2-$5 for kids and $5-$10 for adults. Fare for ALL offers a budget-stretching program that allows people to save up to 40 percent off fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meats. Bulk-purchase savings are passed on to anyone who wants to stretch their food budget. Fresh foods are purchased in bulk from wholesalers. Fare for All is open to everyone and cash, credit, debit cards and EBT cards are accepted. Two of the hot buys for April will be bacon and burgers just in time to start the grilling season.
Newsleader names bunny winners
Bunny winners in the Newsleader Easter bunny giveaway include the following: Local Blend: Adam Hoffmann; Once Upon A Child: Terri Woods, St. Cloud; PineCone Vision Center: Lisa Spoden, Sartell; and St. Joseph Meat Market: Owen Widneier, St. Joseph.
Make a difference in the world
Help girls understand what it means to be a leader who makes a difference in the world. Guide girls through Girl Scouts in ACTION Investigation Awaits! after-school program. This seven-week series offers volunteers the chance to help girls explore the world around them through hands-on, interactive activities. The spring series begins the week of March 19 and takes place at multiple school and nonprofit partner sites throughout central Minnesota. Contact Becky Reynolds, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines, at 320-247-4561.
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.