Thursday, March 14, 2013
Test your knowledge and earn bragging rights among your friends and peers, all for a good cause, as the St. Michael-Albertville girls' soccer team hosts a new sort of fundraiser.
As school districts tighten their belt, extracurricular activities have often taken it open their collective selves to raise funds to succeed, including money for trips, additional coaching staff members and even equipment. Friday night, the St. Michael-Albertville girls' soccer team is putting a new twist on that idea, looking to raise money with an event that promises an evening of fun, combined with a test of wits. The girls' team will host its second annual "Trivia Night" at the high schoolcafeteria/commons area, with the fun beginning a 7 p.m. and running until about 9 p.m. Spokesperson Charise Schuttz said last year that the now-annual event is a perfect fit for a squad that was the Mississippi 8 Academic Champion in 2011 and is the …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
With a focus on local artists, the St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club is back with its celebration of art and Rotary. Here's a peek at what will be up for auction Thursday night.
More than 60 St. Michael-Albertville students from all schools and grades who are donating pieces of art to the St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club's art auction (see preview video here). The third annual event will raise money for an art scholarship. Joining in with the students are local artistans, who have donated more than a dozen pieces to the show, which can be seen in the attached PDF. The event is set for Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Michael City Hall. The preview will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Some of the pieces are on display at St. Michael-Albertville High School's main office until the event. "It's fun to see the variety of art work (in the office)," said STMA High School art teacher and department …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
About $1,300 was donated to each of the organizations.
The Foxtailers Snowmobile Club's trail opener event last month raised more than $2,600 — an amount that was split between the Hanover Food Shelf and the Hanover Fire Department. The event was a "real success," said Eric Swenson, Foxtailers Snowmobile Club president. Proceeds from the Hanover event, hosted by Chops Bar and Grill on Dec. 3, came from over 60 silent auction items from more than 40 local and national sponsors. More than 250 people attended the event. A check in the amount of $1,318 was presented to the Hanover Food Shelf, and another $1,318 to the Hanover Fire Department. "We have the event as a celebration to the opening of the snowmobile season and to provide support to some of our local non-profit organizations," Swenson …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The cards, sold for a fundraiser, can be given as Christmas gifts and used at more than 100 golf courses.
A card that "every golfer should have" will be available the first week of December. The St. Michael-Albertville High School boys and girls golf teams will be selling discount golf cards as a fundraiser, just in time for holiday gift shopping. The card offers two golf course green fees for the price of one at more than 100 courses in Minnesota. It can be used up to four times at each course. "If you golf two or more times in a year, it pays for itself," said Mitch Harmoning, STMA girls golf coach. "Every golfer should have it." He added that although there are stipulations as to when the card can be used, "most find the card very helpful and cost-effective." Cards will be sold for $35, and the STMA golf teams get $15 for each card sold to …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Big Woods Elementary PTO is putting on their annual carnival this Friday night at the school.
The third annual Big Woods PTO Carnival is this Friday night. The evening is sure to be a fun event for the whole family. To date, the PTO has received over $2000 in cash sponsorships from area businesses and groups, as well as many generous donations, reported Kristin Weigle. The event is coined as an evening of old-fashioned family fun with food and games, inflatables and face painting and even crazy hair and photo booth. There will also be a silent auction. The carnival starts at 5 p.m. and runs through 8 p.m. and everyone in the community is invited. This is the only school carnival in the school district.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Come out and support the girls varsity soccer program.
The St. Michael-Albertville Girls Varsity Soccer Team is having a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, August 11. They will be accepting free will donations and selling concessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Auto Showers in St. Michael. Stop by in between St. Michael Daze and Knights events to support the varsity team.
Monday, June 25, 2012
The Republican Party of Wright County is hosting a fundraiser Friday night.
The Republican Party of Wright County will be hosting a fundraiser at Buffalo Rock Winery (4527 23rd Street SE, Buffalo, MN 55313) on Friday, June 29 from 6-9 p.m. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to benefit local Republican candidates. Tickets cost $20 for individuals and $35 for couples. A wine tasting, appetizers, and lively political discussions as well as the opportunity to bid on silent auction items are included in the price of the ticket. For more information, please contact Sara Beamish at 952-261-3053 or email@example.com.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The mother of an all-conference basketball player, wife and friend is battling Stage 3 breast cancer. Now, the Andersons need the community's help with a special party.
Last year, Sherlyn Anderson was diagnosed with Stage-3 breast cancer. Over the past several months, she has undergone a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment to help her battle the disease. To help with rising medical expenses, friends and family will be holding a benefit from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Liberty Restaurant and Bar/St Michael American Legion Food and drinks will be provided for purchase with part of the proceeds going to the Anderson Family. Music, silent auctions, raffles, and other chances to win great prizes will be available as the community rallies around a special wife, mom, and good friend. The cost is just $5 at the door. Favorite sons Section 30 will be home , fresh off their CD release…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The community can help St. Michael-Albertville's speech standouts as they make their way to Indianapolis next month. Plus, the evening's always worth a good laugh.
The St. Buffaville High School speech team will be hosting their second annual night of comedyand improv humor at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at the St. Michael-Albertville High School Performing Arts Center. The event is free with all donations going to support the team and the upcoming June trip to the national speech tournament in Indianapolis. The public is invited. Come enjoy family-friendly laughs starring the top comedy performers on the speech team from this past season, along with the always hilarious on the spot improv comedy skits and other surprise performances. "Improvisational comedy is one of my favorite forms of humor," said head coach Mike Frickstad."You never know where its going until you get there." This year the speech…
Monday, April 16, 2012
The Catholic school's biggest fundraiser of the year is set to "head 'em up and move 'em out" at the end of this month. First, they need the public's help to pull off a night in the Wild West.
Monday, April 16, 2012
The St. Michael Catholic School will present “Wild Wild West”, a Live and Silent Auction Fundraiser with a dinner and dance benefiting the children of the St. Michael Catholic School. The annual “Bids for Kids” event is to run from 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, April 28 at The Northland Inn, 7025 Northland Drive, Brooklyn Park, MN. Organizers are currently seeking donations from the community. All donations, large and small are accepted. Want to participate but not sure how? Contact our Bids for Kids Hotline: 763-497-3878 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Some donation ideas are: kids' stuff, services, dining out, tickets, cooking baskets, teach a skill, books and lessons, gift certificate, cash, GPS, remote car starter, sports packages, a …