Saints/Joes hold reunion; old-timers game June 27
The St. Joseph Saints/Joes baseball team will hold its annual Alumni/Reunion gathering at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27 at the town ball field in St. Joseph. All past members of the Saints/Joes are welcome to attend. Batting practice starts at 1 p.m., followed by an old-timers pick-up game at 2 p.m.
Second swim quarry open at Quarry Park
The second swim quarry at Stearns County’s Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, 1802 CR 137, Waite Park is now open. Located in Quarry Number 11, this new swimming quarry is designed to be a quieter, family-oriented swim quarry, with a sandy beach, a gradual slope leading into the water and lower rock ledges for jumping into the water. This quarry is also smaller and shallower, only 45-feet deep compared to more than 100 feet at the original swim quarry, Melrose Deep 7, which is very active with young people and is known for its rock diving. People still must be experienced to swim at the new quarry; the water is deep and there will be no lifeguard.
In addition to offering a place to swim, this area has numerous picnic tables, an open shelter, grills, a swimming dock and an outhouse.
The cost to complete this project was $151,500. All costs were covered with money from outside sources, a $15,500 donation from Bernick’s and a $136,000 DNR legacy amendment grant.
Since the origination of Quarry Park, a second family-friendly swimming quarry, at Quarry 11, has been in the park’s master plan. Plans to continue pursuit of the development of the swimming quarry came to fruition because Melrose Deep 7 gets very busy. Swimming is the most popular activity at the park.
Lawn-O-Thon seeks volunteers
Lawn-O-Thon is scheduled for Friday, July 10 at Whitney Memorial Park, 1529 Northway Drive, St. Cloud. Volunteers are needed from 4-8:30 p.m. to help with lawn games such as lawn twister, croquet, bocce ball, volleyball and more. They also need help with arts and crafts and to hand out food in the snack shack. 40 volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Contact Allie Hemmer, recreation coordinator, at 320-650-3055.
ColorVibe set July 18; volunteers sought
Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers to help with the ColorVibe 5K on Saturday, July 18 from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. handing out water to the runners. The 5K will take place at the Granite City Speedway. They are also looking for volunteers for their Golf Fore Kids’ Sake event on Monday, Aug. 17. Volunteers will be on the course from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and help with various activities throughout the day. Contact Rachel, Big Brothers Big Sisters, at 320-258.4537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.