Winter market to be held Saturday
The Sartell Winter Market will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 and Feb. 3 at Sartell City Hall, 125 Pinecone Road. Some of the many items you will find include the following: eggs, beef, chicken, vegetables from storage, canned goods, baked treats, breads and many craft items. Come start show your support for your local farmers’ market. All items are grown, produced or crafted locally.
K of C breakfast for Puerto Rico
set Jan. 7 at Heritage Hall
A special Knights of Columbus breakfast partnering with the Sisters of St. Benedict will be held from 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, Jan. 7 at Heritage Hall in the Church of St. Joseph, 12 W. Minnesota St., St. Joseph. Proceeds will go directly to help support Colegio San Benito, a Kindergarten-ninth-grade school administered by the Sisters of St. Benedict monastery in Humacao, Puerto Rico, the area hit hardest from the devastating hurricane. This monastery was founded by the Benedictine Sisters in St. Joseph.
Senior Connection hosts therapy animals Jan. 9
The Sartell Senior Connection will host CentraCare’s therapy animals and volunteers at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 in the Sartell Community Center Senior Center, 850 19th St. S., Sartell. Marlene Dingman and Paulette Levasseur will share the benefits of interaction of the therapy animals (dogs) with patients, staff and family members; what it takes to become certified with a therapy animal; and what they’ve experienced with their own therapy dogs. Their furry therapists will accompany them for their visit.
Site to accept Christmas trees
The Sartell Compost Site will accept discarded Christmas trees at no charge for all Sartell residents from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6.
City officials do, however, request teach motorist bring along a non-perishable food item to help restock local food shelves after the holidays.
To get to the compost site, go west on the roundabout at Heritage Drive and Pinecone Road S. and go two miles on CR 133. Take a right at the four-way stop onto CR 4 and then take another right on 30th Avenue N. The site will be on the right.
Become an advocate for sexual-assault victims
The Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center seeks volunteers to attend its upcoming volunteer advocate training. Volunteer advocates are required by the state of Minnesota to complete a 40-hour training (our training is 45 hours) which qualifies them to provide support counseling, crisis intervention, and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence and their friends and family on CMSAC’s 24-hour phone line, at local law-enforcement centers and at area hospitals. Being a volunteer advocate provides valuable and rewarding experiences working directly with survivors of sexual violence and multi-disciplinary professionals. It also provides an opportunity for community members to get involved with a very important issue. Contact Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center at 320-251-4357 or visit www.cmsac.org.
Variety of opportunities at St. Croix Hospice
St. Croix Hospice is seeking compassionate individuals to visit people affected by a life-limiting illness. They have several volunteer opportunities available such as the following: companionship, vigil, veteran-to-veteran and pet therapy. They also have opportunities in their office to assist administratively. Visits are scheduled at your convenience, but are typically requested by the patient to occur once per week for at least an hour. Schedules will be very flexible! Contact Caitlin Tierney, St. Croix Hospice, at 320-252-2803 or email@example.com.
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.