Feb. 8 Town criers

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Travel Thursday to explore

Northern Spain on Feb. 21

Walking the Camino de Santiago also known as “The Way” with Pat McNeal at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Sartell Community Center, 850 19th St. S.

McNeal will share his experience hiking with friends on the medieval pilgrimage route that has sparked renewed interest from people with many different motivations (in August more than 60,000 people walked “the way”).

Luckily in October those numbers were way down but the experience was remarkable from the hilly French border to the running Bulls of Pamplona to the cathedral towns of Burgos and Leon and finally to the lush green hills of Galicia and Santiago. Then take in northern Portugal and end in Porto listed as the world city to see in 2019.

Be a Big Family

A Big Family involves an entire family meeting with a Little from Big Brothers Big Sisters.. This is an opportunity for a family to volunteer together. Families provide friendship, emotional support and hope to the young person with whom they are matched.

Contact Ann, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota at 320-258-4517 or Ann@BigDefenders.org.

Catholic Charities seeks foster grandparents

Catholic Charities Foster Grandparent Program offers seniors age 55 and older the opportunity to work with students in local schools or other nonprofit agencies where there are children who need extra assistance.Participants must volunteer five hours per week. They receive a tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour, transportation reimbursement for mileage or for using a city bus, orientation, on-going training and health benefits.

Contact Sara Heurung, Catholic Charities Foster Grandparent Program at 320-229-4589 or sheurung@ccstcloud.org.

Help veterans

The St. Cloud VA Health Care System needs volunteers for numerous assignments throughout the health care system and demand for volunteer assistance continues to grow. Call the Voluntary Service office at 320-255-6365 or email  vhastcvavsstaff@va.gov for more information.

Author: Mike Knaak

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