Thursday, October 11, 2012

Quicknotes

So many things going on, we wanted to be sure to share some quick notes about what's happening here and around town. Just remember to gather your unused coats for the WeCAN coat drive!

Many of you I'm sure remember Mama's Happy that was located next to Johns Variety. If you hadn't heard, they moved not too far away to Lyndale at the old Creamery, I guess it used to be called Kathies Finds, or something like that. Mama's happy is having a big event this weekend, and bringing vendors from all over the region to showcase their wares. We hope you go and join them this weekend.

Hilltop Primary School is having their annual Octoberfest this Saturday, 11-3. This is a major fundraiser for the schools PTA with helps the school provide resources for it's students. Lots of games and food will be there, a real family friendly event. Definitely worth your time! And please enjoy a Root Beer Float from the SEAC table.

It was revealed a couple days ago that "School Digger", a website that ranks schools by test scores, found that our own Westonka Schools ranked at the top! Quite an accomplishment of top of Hilltop receiving the Blue Ribbon a couple weeks ago, and Shirley Hills was named a "Reward School" by the Minnesota Department of Education.


The Girl Scouts are celebrating their centennial this year, and it will be ending this Saturday with a big day of service. The project our local troops are taking on is leaf and lawn debris on hard surfaces like streets and driveways. There will be hundreds of Girl Scouts out and about in the region Saturday bagging leaves that are on the streets, in particular around storm drains. It is an effort to stop yard waste from going into the storm drains, and then into the lake. If you see them out there, give them a hand, or thank them for their work!

The Westonka Historical Society is hosting a presentation about the history of Mound schools at Minnetonka Shores (formerly Presbyterians Homes) on Saturday, November 10 at 10AM.

Also, the Mound Tree Lighting Festival is coming up on Thursday, November 15 6-8PM. They are planning to bring back many of your traditional favorites such as hot chocolate, cookies, horse-drawn hayrides, the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Pop Singers and other choirs, a huge bonfire, and other festivities. New this year will be a LIVING NATIVITY, acting out the story of the birth of Jesus Christ and the origin of Christmas. You can follow details by liking their Facebook page.

Keep in mind that Mound has two significant events coming up, Heroin: Our Community and Mound Magic - An Update on Mound Community Development.


And if you missed it, the Laker shared news about our website and the discussions happening here last weekend. We greatly appreciate all the encouraging words we have heard from folks.

Let's keep up the great discussions and keep working to have a City of Mound that people will drive to, not drive through.

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