With the help of Mary Mathews, a consultant who specializes in helping communities plan for a prosperous future, on January 9th, 2015, Friends of the Finland Community hosted a conversation centered on the economic future of our region. People came with ideas and input on what is working well, what more could be done and what they would do if money were no object. A list of ideas discussed at the event can be viewed here. Soup, sandwiches and a variety of beverages were provided! This event was funded by a grant from the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation. Coming soon: Next steps! [shashin type=”album” id=”2″ size=”small” crop=”n” columns=”max” caption=”y” order=”date” position=”center”] If you were not able to attend but still wish to give ideas or input, please contact us below!
Lots of folks were on hand for the annual Finland Co-op Company Christmas party for members, employees and community! This year the Clair Nelson Youth Program kids attended and had a blast making ornaments and visiting Santa. The potluck dinner was amazing!
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!