May 15 Town Criers

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Apollo, Tech diplomas will be mailed to seniors

After receiving guidance from the Minnesota Department of Education, the St. Cloud school district canceled plans for a scaled down graduation ceremony for Apollo and Tech seniors. The new plans call for diplomas to be mailed in June. The district hopes to bring seniors and families together for an event at the River’s Edge Convention Center in July.

Let’s play Joetown Bingo

Invest in your community now until June 6. Accumulate receipts totaling $20 from each business to make a Bingo. Each Bingo is an entry and you can enter as many times as you want to win one of three $200 Visa gift cards. Three winners will be chosen June 8 on Facebook. Email your Bingo with photos of receipts to by June 7. To obtain a virtual bingo card, visit Joetown on or or

Sartell Farmers’ Market reopens

The Sartell Farmers’ Market is open from 3-6 p.m. Mondays in the parking lot of Bernick’s Ice Arena. Find great locally grown and produced food including: meat, eggs, vegetables, caramel corn, salsa, honey, treats, plants and much more.

Make cards of gratitude for health-care workers

Essential workers in Central Minnesota are dedicating extra time and energy to keep our community safe. Show support by creating a simple note of thanks and praise for these workers. Visit and click on the Covid-19 Resources page to complete the thank-you form. Contact Mary Krippner, United Way volunteer engagement manager, at 320-223-7991.

1,000-plus masks needed

Community members are needed to make and donate cloth masks for at-risk community members and health care workers. This link from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows patterns for making masks. Completed masks can be dropped off at Coborn’s, 900 Cooper Ave. S., St. Cloud, behind the service counter during store hours and at Whitney Senior Center west door, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, in the covered bin marked MASKS. The bin will be available Monday-Friday 8-4:30 p.m. Contact Mary Krippner, United Way volunteer engagement manager, at 320-223-7991.

Help families in crisis

Consider becoming a volunteer for the St. Cloud Area Crisis Nursery, a program of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. This service provides free, 24-hour hotline support to parents dealing with personal stress or crisis. The Crisis Nursery needs volunteers to counsel and support families that call the hotline from 5 p.m.-8 a.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends. Volunteers answer the hotline from home. Training provided. Contact Connie Orth, St. Cloud Area Crisis Nursery, at 320-654-1090, or

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