May 4 Town criers

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Sartell Market Monday opens for summer season

Join us from 3-6 p..m. on our opening day Monday, May 7 at the Coborn’s Market Place parking lot off Pinecone Road. You will find meats, eggs, breads, treats, canned goods and early season vegetables. We will be open rain or shine on Mondays until mid-October.

Senior Connection to host Lemonade, Laughter May 8

The Sartell Senior Connection will host the 10th annual Lemonade and Laughter, featuring musician and storyteller Charlie Roth, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 at the St. Francis Xavier Gathering Space, 219 Second St. N., Sartell.

GNTC to hold class May 14 on how to audition for a play
Thinking about giving theater a try? Great Northern Theatre Company will hold a class for ages 7 and up entitled “How to Audition for a Play” from 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, May 14 at Rocori District Education Facility, Cold Spring. This summer GNTC will perform Annie the Musical. Learn auditioning techniques from a pro who has years of experience on stage and in the director role. There will be many parts for children so this is an opportunity to learn to be comfortable auditioning and to let your skills shine. Class will include voice, stage presence, expression, singing, movement and more. Join a fun evening for children and adults who are young at heart. There is a nominal fee. To register, visit

Contact Doyscher-Domres for historical-artifacts effort

A good number of people in Sartell are determined to find, to save and to preserve the city’s historical artifacts before they are lost in the mists of time. A group of residents, headed by Sartell historian Bill Morgan, has been meeting unofficially in recent weeks. In the meantime, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader has received several calls from people with knowledge of artifacts or suggestions. Those people should contact Ann Doyscher-Domres at 320-253-4036 or email her at

Letter Carriers’ food drive set May 12 nationwide

Help stamp out hunger by donating food to the Letter Carriers’ National Food Drive on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Put your food by your mailbox by 9 am and the food will be collected and delivered to your local food shelf. There are volunteer opportunities available at Catholic Charities Emergency Services and The Salvation Army sorting food. Catholic Charities Emergency Services 320-229-4568; The Salvation Army 320-252-1424.

Avon’s Spunktacular Days seeks parade entries

Parade entries are wanted for the annual Spunktacular Days parade at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 16, in Avon.  For information or parade entry forms or call Mary at 320-248-3375.

Church of the Month needed

Catholic Charities Emergency Services needs a Church of the Month for May. Churches of the Month ask their congregation members to sign up for shifts (Monday, 8:45 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday, 8:45 a.m.-noon) each week during the month of May every year. Then volunteers help support Catholic Charities Food Shelf by guiding clients. All ages (16 years and older) can participate. There are three shifts on Mondays for nine volunteers and one shift on Fridays for six volunteers. The food shelf is at 157 Roosevelt Road, Suite 100, St. Cloud, and is on a bus line. Contact Michelle Callahan at 320-229-4586 or 

Adopt a garden

Catholic Charities has flower beds that need care on a weekly (or bi-weekly) yet flexible, schedule. Starting in the spring, the beds may need raking and cleaning out before new flowers and/or bushes are planted. During the summer, weekly weeding, trimming, and pruning are needed. This project is good for many ages, with supervised children encouraged.  Contact Kris Roberts, Catholic Charities volunteer coordinator, at 320-229-4590 or

Volunteer at WACOSA’s ThriftWorks! store

Volunteers are needed for WACOSA’s ThriftWorks! store. Volunteers manage donation drop off, including assisting customers with accepting donations and providing receipts as directed by staff members. Work may also include sorting and pricing donations, operating the cash register and merchandising items on the store floor. Shifts are available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.. They ask that volunteers are available for a minimum two-hour shift. The day and time you are scheduled may vary according to your availability and the needs of their organization. This volunteer position is available at 310 Sundial Drive, Waite Park. Volunteers need to be able to use equipment and the production facility in accordance with safety standards and lift and carry 20 – 40 pounds along with intermittent bending, twisting and reaching. Contact Andrea, volunteer coordinator, at 320-259-4679.

Cobblestone Corner Eatery seeks volunteers

The Cobblestone Corner Eatery serves Country Manor Campus customers everything from soda, coffee or soup to pre-made salads, sandwiches and entrees. Volunteers serve customers their food or beverages. Volunteers are also responsible for basic cash-register operation, pouring hot beverages, making coffee as needed and some gentle cleaning. Contact Casaundra, Country Manor Campus, at 320-253-1920.

Food donations needed

Local food shelves are in need of food to help meet the basic needs of families and individuals. Drop off donations during business hours. The food shelves are: Catholic Charities Emergency Services, 320-229-4560; C.R.O.S.S. Center of Benton County, 320-968-7012; and the Salvation Army, 320-252-4552.

Food shelf help

The Salvation Army Food Shelf hopes to expand its hours to an evening shift on Mondays to accommodate clients who cannot come during the day. Individuals, churches or groups are needed for a month to help annually starting in June. Training will start in May. Regular shifts also available. The hours will be Mondays from 3:30-7:30 p.m. and start times could be adjusted. Volunteers will assist clients in the selection of dry goods, pull cooler items or record pounds. Contact Barbara Nelson at 320-257-7435 or

Activities assistant sought

The Independence Center Inc. needs volunteers to complete activities with consumers who have special needs. Volunteers must enjoy having fun and completing leisure activities on a one-on-one basis or with a small group. Activities include are: reading stories, baking, arts and crafts, painting nails, playing cards and accompanying our staff on community outings. Contact Angela Davis, The Independence Center, at 320-252-4146 or

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.

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