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SCC Elementary students (from left) Katie Marx, Gavin Pabich, Brett Iverson, Thomas Lane and Josh Harvey were happy because they got to wear hats in school. Any student who took part in “Caps for Cans” and brought in food to donate to the Roberts Love Baskets program was rewarded with the privilege of wearing a cap during the school day on Nov. 15. (Photo by Sarah Young)

The gift that keeps on giving: Love Baskets

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Every year for 20-plus years the Roberts Love Baskets program has given families in need a basket of food and a glimmer of hope during the holiday season This year is no exception.


The Roberts Lions, the Hammond Lions and the Hammond Snowdrifters snowmobile club band together each year to fill baskets with turkey or ham, potatoes, fresh and canned vegetables, pie and more, said program volunteer Doreen Kruschke.

“It’s more than just a Thanksgiving dinner,” Kruschke said.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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