Featured Volunteer and St Urho Updates
Our featured volunteer for 2022 is Cheri Bischoff for her many years of good work organizing the St Urho’s Day parade! Cheri took over organizing the parade from Carol Youngberg and has done a great job with it for over 10 years. After putting in her time herding all of those cats…err, parade floats, she is now looking forward to watching the parade with her grandkids and family.
Never fear, our parade will be in good hands. Tina Buus will take over organizing the parade this year for the 48th Annual on Saturday March 18th, 2023. The theme will be St Urho ‘23 and Me. Contact Tina at 612.327.6925 to register for the parade.
In related news, we lost Elwood Youngberg in June of 2022, and Carol Youngberg in November 2022. Both of them were outstanding people who dedicated a lot of time and energy to our local communities, and Finland, MN in particular, especially through their work on the St Urho’s Celebration. Carol organized the St Urho’s Parade for over 20 years and was instrumental in passing the torch (pitchfork?) to a new round of helpers on the St Urho’s Committee to ensure that the event continued until the present day. Carol and Elwood will both be sorely missed.