Thank You to All Who Helped Put on Camp Finland 2022!

Camp Finland 2022 would not have been possible without the generous support of: The Duluth Superior Community Area Foundation – Silver Bay Charitable Fund, Northland Foundation, North Shore Collaborative, Cliffs Foundation, Tracy Family Foundation, Beaver Bay and Crystal Bay townships, Trestle Inn, and many other individual donors. Many thanks our amazing staff: Lucy Carlson, Amber…

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The Finland Community Youth Program is looking for Youth Night Workers!

Position will work with other Youth Night Staff to collaborate in creating and running high-quality youth activities for area children ages 5 to 18. Position will provide supervision and guidance as needed at weekly Youth Night which offers open gym, arts and crafts, and a teen room, as well as occasional special events & outings.…

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Make a Survival Flag for St Urho’s Day!

Make a St Urho survival flag to show off how you have survived the last year! Flags will be displayed on a float in the March 20th St Urho’s Parade! You can make your own OR blank flags and paint markers are available for anyone who needs them – call 218-353-0300 and we will get you a…

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Announcing SISU STEW!

We know that things have been tough this year. Cooler weather and declining light are upon us. Woodsheds are being filled, and there may be just a little stress about managing to “get it all done” before winter finally comes. None of this has been made any easier with COVID-19 keeping us from having our…

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Clair Nelson Center Temporarily Closed to the Public

Dear Community Folks, We are unfortunately in a situation where we are required to temporarily close the Clair Nelson Center to the public in the interest of public health to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).  The Center will be closed to the public beginning March 25, 2020 with all programs suspended indefinitely. We…

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St Urho Makes the ’20s Roar!

The theme of Finland’s 45th Annual St Urho’s Celebration is: St Urho Makes the ’20s Roar! The big weekend will be March 13th, 14th & 15th, 2020. There will also be a float building workshop on March 6th, 7th & 8th at the Clair Nelson Community Center. Finland’s 45th Annual St Urho’s Celebration Schedule of…

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2019 Featured Donor – Jean Hangartner Cook

By Honor Schauland Friends of Finland recently got a nice donation from the estate of Jean Hangartner Cook, who was originally from here in Finland, MN, but who made her home in Michigan. I met Jean back in 2008 when we both staffed the Finland Minnesota booth at FinnFest USA which was held in Duluth…

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Thank You, Amy Gardner!

Friends of Finland would like to thank Amy Gardner for her many years of service as the Coordinator of the Finland Community Youth Program. Amy is moving on, and we want to recognize her dedication and hard work with and on behalf of our community’s kids.

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Catching Hoppers: St Urho Builds a Thingamajiggy!

The theme of Finland’s 44th Annual St Urho’s Celebration was Catching Hoppers: St Urho Builds a Thingamajiggy! The big weekend was March 15th, 16th and 17th, 2019. Paljon kiitoksia (Thank you very much!) to the many many people who helped to make the 44th Annual St Urho’s Celebration happen. From the guys who put the…

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