Cats free for seniors, veterans, military personnel
Senior citizens, veterans and military personnel can adopt cats free at the Tri-County Humane Society. The cats are all 2 years old or older. In addition, anybody can adopt cats 6 months or older as part of a “name-your-own-price” sale. The sale is valid for same-day adoptions only.
In 2018, the St. Cloud-based humane society adopted out 3,123 animals, placed 1,204 in foster care and spayed/neutered 2,020.
Business hours at Tri-County Humane Society are noon-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The phone number is 320-252-0896.
Help parents, children at Celebration of Fatherhood
The 25th Celebration of Fatherhood is seeking volunteers from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Lake George (Eastman Park). In. case of rain, events and activities will move inside the Lake George Municipal Building. Volunteers would help parents and their children (ages birth to 8 years old) create various crafts that would be set up around the event. Contact Tom Schnabel at 320-370-8300 or Thomas.Schnabel@isd742.org.
Fire Safety Event seeks volunteers June 22
The American Red Cross of Central Minnesota will work with Hands Across The World to install free smoke alarms and provide fire-safety education from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 22 in the Bel Clare Estates community. Training will be provided as well as light breakfast, lunch and snacks. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. Contact Seth Nelson, the American Red Cross of Central Minnesota, at 320-406-5316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer cooks needed
Anna Marie’s Alliance serves victims of domestic violence and offers shelter for women and children experiencing domestic violence. The shelter is in desperate need of volunteer cooks to spend a couple of hours preparing lunch or supper for residents. We have many openings on weekends, and are looking for someone to help out weekdays the week of July 8-14. We invite volunteers to share the meal with our residents. A brief training (30 minutes) is required. Time commitment is 2-3 hours per meal. We supply the groceries and menu, or you can choose the menu. Please call Kim S. at 320-251-7203 ext. 210 or email her at kims@annamaries.
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.