New Richmond-News Staff
St. Croix County Attention all St. Croix County residents: Do you have a passion for community outreach, working with county youth, and a love for the fair? If so, consider becoming a candidate for the 2017 St. Croix County Fairest of the Fair. The position of St. Croix County Fairest of the Fair is a scholarship program that's purpose is to be the public relations professional of the fair as well as an ambassador for the agriculture and fair industry.
New Richmond NP Design & Photography, New Richmond, hosted its fourth annual 'Girls Night Out' Friday, Feb. 26. This event featured many boutique businesses showcasing what they do best. Ladies received hair and makeup touch-ups, massages, food tasting, champagne, shopping, mini-photo session and more. Ticket sales from this event went to the Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin in New Richmond. Together, the businesses raised $500. Since 2013, this event has donated $3,450 to the Cancer Center.
New Richmond One of the New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce's fastest growing events is now just weeks away. The annual women's business luncheon and expo will be held Wednesday, May 3, at R&D Catering in New Richmond. Tickets for the event went on sale this week. The event kicks off with an expo featuring area businesses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a formal program which runs from 1-4 p.m. The afternoon culminates with the announcement of the 2017 Business Woman of the Year.
In celebration of National Library Week, we will be having a Food For Fines again this year during the entire month of April. We love being able to give back to the community and this is a great way to do it.
NP Design & Photography owner Nate Peterson and co-owner wife Teresa attended the Professional Photographers of America annual event Imaging USA at the beginning of January in San Antonio, Texas. At the end of January, the two traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, for the Professional Photographers of Iowa event for another round of education. In February, Nate, Teresa and Allie Wrich, graphic designer at NP Design & Photography in New Richmond flew to Las Vegas, Nev., for a week to attend the Wedding and Portrait Photography International convention.
The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood donations. Type O negative blood and type AB plasma are two of the most in-demand blood products by hospitals. Those who give can help patients locally or across the country as the Red Cross has the ability to move blood products where and when they are needed most.
New Richmond iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health has named Westfields Hospital & Clinic as one of the Top 100 critical access hospitals in the United States. This is the third time in four years that Westfields has received this recognition, which is based on quality, outcomes, patient perspective and finance measures, among other factors. Westfields is one of seven Wisconsin hospitals to receive this award.
Somerset A free pancake breakfast and an opportunity to ask questions of candidates running for office will be offered through a special "pancakes and politics" event being held Saturday, March 25, in the commons area of Somerset Elementary School, 635 Sunrise Drive, Somerset. In addition to the Q&A with candidates and the pancake breakfast (free-will donations will be accepted, but not required), free childcare (supervised and sponsored by PowerUP and Somerset School District) will also be available.
Think you're too young to be in 4-H? Think again. Our youngest 4-Her's, Cloverbuds, aren't quite ready to participate in many of the project areas and/or activities that older children can, but there's still plenty for them to do in 4-H.
A donation to Halos of the St. Croix Valley was recently made from the Sonshine Learning Center-New Richmond families, and members of the New Richmond community that attended our free annual winter event and art fair in February. Art pieces were made by students ages 6 weeks through our 4K program, and funds were raised at the event through meal donations and an art auction. The donation will be used to provide support and resources, through Halos, to families that have experienced child loss. Pictured above with the donation is Frank Swanson, the son of Helen and Heath Swanson.