NEW! Summer Kickoff at Lake George
Start off your summer with St. Cloud Park and Recreation during its Summer Kickoff from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Lake George! Enjoy the park and an afternoon of free family fun while learning about what Park and Recreation has to offer the whole family. Activities for everyone: learn to fish, canoe and paddleboat races around the lake, plant a flower, food trucks, yard games and learn all about bike safety.
Sartell Farmers’ Market begins summer season
The Sartell Farmers’ Market is now open for summer season from 3-6 p.m. Mondays at Bernick’s Pepsi Ice Arena on Pinecone N. Items available include the following: caramel corn, treats, breads, honey, meat, eggs, canned goods, plants, vegetables in season and many more great items.
Pinecone, 7th St N closure on Saturday, May 25
Pinecone Road from 2-½ Street N. to 40th Street N. and Seventh Street N. from Riverside Avenue to Pinecone Road will be completely closed to traffic from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, May 25 for the 37th annual Sartell Apple Duathlon. The duathlon is a local, nonprofit race whose proceeds are returned to the community through donations to local service agencies. Teams and individuals are welcome to register to participate. For more information, visit appleduathlon.org. Come out and cheer on the racers!
Legion plans Memorial Day events
St. Joseph American Legion members will honor veterans with a series of events on Memorial Day, May 27.
At 8:45 a.m., Legionnaires, members of Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion will march to the 9 a.m. Service at St. Joseph Catholic Church. At 11:15 a.m., Legion members and Honor Guard travel to St. John’s Abbey cemetery for a ceremony. At 11:55 a.m. when Legion members and Honor Guard visit Yankee Cemetery south of St. Joseph.
During the morning, 514 veterans will be honored.
The Bike to School event that was canceled because of bad weather has been rescheduled for 2:30-5 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Lions Park.
The purpose of the event is to check bicycles for safety and for children (and people of all ages) to have some recreation and social fun.
Children should bring their own bicycles for free tune-ups, a free bicycle obstacle course and bike rodeo. There will also be free food, including hot dogs, snacks and beverages.
A bike giveaway drawing will give one girl’s bike and one boy’s bike to the lucky winners.
At the event will be a fire truck, a police car and Metrobus vehicles. About a dozen sponsors – local businesses and organizations – contributed to make the event possible.
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.