Over 60 people attended the Square Dance at the Clair Nelson Center on Saturday! Popcorn and lemonade were provided and all ages were welcome. There were some seasoned participants and many newbies, but all were smiling and happy dancers! The event was organized by some of the Wolf Ridge Naturalists, and music was provided by Jess Frost, Bill Hansen, Bump Blomberg, and Cian Gill. A big thanks to everyone who organized and attended this event! Thanks to Callers Hannah Hemmelgarn and Colby Abazs, and thanks very much to the band for their patience as well! Hopefully they were entertained by all of us with extra left feet! There is talk of organizing another square dance in the next few months. Stay tuned for more details!
In January, the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is coming to the Finland Checkpoint for another year and as usual, we need volunteers to staff the kitchen overnight! In addition, the race itself can always use more volunteers!
Pudgy Perfetto is the new Crystal Bay Township Road Supervisor! If you live on a Township Road, call Pudgy at 220–9242 with questions or concerns. He doesn’t bite!
Once again, St Urho is going to drive away those pesky grasshoppers and save the grapes! When the first St Urho’s Day happened in 1976, do you suppose those Finlanders had any idea it would go on for 40 years? March 13th, 14th and 15th, 2015 will be the 40th Annual Celebration! Join us for a fun-filled weekend of remembering your favorite floats and themes, the best of the best in Finland creativity! As usual, plans include the Friday evening Miss Helmi beauty and talent competition, the Saturday Parade at noon on Highway 1 (the only state highway in Minnesota to shut down for a parade!), music, food, crafts and much more!
We are pleased to announce that the Clair Nelson Center is now a location for Community Education Classes in partnership with Lake Superior School District. This means that if you read Community Ed’s Good News publication (mailed out 4 times a year to all households in the District), you will see that along with Silver Bay Community Ed and Two Harbors Community Ed, there will also be a section called Finland Community Ed that will showcase classes at the Clair Nelson Center.