Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Quicknotes

Our Lady of the Lake School - The Archdiocese has announced the closing Our Lady of the Lake school in Mound. Lots of people are upset about this, and there is a group of families trying to create a new private school in the facility. They are having a rally tonight (Tuesday) at 6:30 to convince church officials to lease out the space. It's important for communities to have choices for their children in education, and with the closing of OLL after Mt. Calvary closed a couple years ago, the local options for our children are very limited. We are fortunate to have the outstanding staff of Mound Westonka schools working for us, but one size doesn't fit all for children. We wish the families of OLL success in their new endeavors. You can find out more about their plans at their website - http://lakeminnetonkaacademy.com/

Drug Abuse meeting - The planned meeting on Drug abuse in our community for next week at the Gillespie Center has been moved to a later date. I had the date, but cannot find my notes, and I will update this webpage as soon as I find it.

Moonlight Trail Walk - It's happening this Saturday, 6-9 at the transit center in Mound. This is one of those events that can only happen because a group of individuals in Mound step up and put it all together, with the support of our local businesses. There will be lots of campfires to warm yourself up, and some fun activities. It's going to be a great event, and I hope you all will be there! http://moonlighttrail.com/

WeCAN has an event coming up -
Enjoy breakfast made to order, and support a great organization which services those in need in the community on Sunday, February 10, 2013, 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post #398, 2333 Wilshire Blvd, Mound MN 55364
Omelet Breakfast cost is $9.00. Tickets available at WeCAN or call 952-472-0742.
Breakfast includes build your own omelet, hash browns, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, milk, juice, coffee & dessert.
Browse through the WeCAN Silent Auction items and find the perfect Valentine’s Day basket for the special people in your life. Themed baskets for Valentines of all ages, wrapped, full of love and good wishes, and ready to give (or keep for yourself).
Proceeds from the breakfast and silent auction will benefit WeCAN, which serves nearly 500 local families each year through programs such as Holiday Adopt-A-Family, the Birthday Shelf, Back-to-School Supply drive, Meals on Wheels , Emergency Assistance, Job Center as well as referrals to other available county and other services.
Western Community Action Network (WeCAN) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit working with low-income individuals and families in our community.

Big kudos to Pastor Michael Michalk of Mt. Olive for spearheading a project to truly make a great place in Mound. Pay attention next time you drive by their church  and you'll notice a small wetland to the west. He, along with the city of Mound and the neighborhood are looking to create a place around the wetland, including cleaning up the invasive species, and perhaps eventually creating a walking path around the wetland. Cool idea!

Congratulations to Mound Evangelical Free for getting their church reopened after the terrible water damage they suffered last summer.

With the election of Senator Osmek to the state senate, Mound city council has an opening. Applications were accepted until last week, and the word was they received 9 applications.

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