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“Super moon and Santa's sleigh” on Sunday, December 3, 201 at the Crosslake Corps of Engineers - photo by Lindsey Paulsen

27th Annual Christmas for Kids Benefit

The annual Christmas for Kids benefit for disadvantaged children was held at Riverside Saloon and Eatery on Wednesday, December 6. A full house of contributors enjoyed the delicious food prepared and served by the staff that included Judd Mudek, Katie Olson, Terry McNaughton, Bonnie Mudek and Jermaine Thompson. A crowd favorite hors d'oeuvre was the cute penguins.

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Santa Visits Emily/Outing

Bre Kinkaid and Carley Lynch were among the nearly 100 children who go the chance to visit with and have their photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the annual Outing Chamber Breakfast with Santa at Granny’s Bar and Grill in Emily on Saturday, Dec. 9th.

All the children received a bag full of gifts, and several participated in games and crafts. A group of dedicated volunteers assisted with the popular area event. The Chamber will ring in 2018 with their annual bonfire and fireworks display on Saturday, December 30th at Luscher’s Park on Lawrence Lake at 6 pm.

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Loon Center Town Meeting

Residents had their third and final opportunity to voice their opinions on the design of the proposed National Loon Center at a Town Meeting held Tuesday, December 5 at the Pine Peaks Retreat and Events Center in Pine River. As was the case with the first two Town Meetings, a good crowd was on hand. One family drove from Forest City, Iowa to attend the meeting after reading about the project in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Professor Virajita Singh of the University of Minnesota led the meeting discussion. She said the design phase of the project is nearing completion. A new building design was introduced at the meeting and attendees were asked to critique the design in small groups and report back with their opinions.

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PBS visits Crooked Lake Township

Twin Cities PBS (TPT) visited Crooked Lake Town Hall in Outing to film the last session of Screen Porch Productions’ project, “Our Lives as Art: Celebrating our Collective Stories and History”.

A crew of three including producer of TPT’s “MN Original”, Kate McDonald, filmed the last session of a seven week, story writing/ gathering project. Nine participants read their chosen story out loud to the group in a performance setting.

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