New Richmond News
The Somerset Pea Soup Days committee will post a new clue to its annual Pea Soup Days Medallion Hunt on its website (peasoupdays.com), Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as in the New Richmond News each Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. leading up to Pea Soup Days. All participants in the medallion hunt will need a Pea Soup Days button in order to take part in the hunt, which can be purchased for $2. Buttons can be found at the following businesses: RCU, First National, Holiday, SuperAmerica, OSI, David Bracht Real Estate, Perfect Reflections, Somerset Chiropractor and Treadmill.
Join in the summer fun at the library! We are offering summer library camps and other summer fun programs and events at the library — check out the list below. Prizes! All summer you can enter our drawing for great prizes just by reading books. Check out the details and register for the events starting the week of May 22. Summer Library Fun Details: Weekly Drawings
Written by Krissa Coleman, executive director of the Hazel Mackin Community Library
Members of New Richmond Legion Post 80 and VFW Post 10818 presented the colors at the Armed Services Memorial Day Program at Victoria Park, Monday, May 29, in New Richmond.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 for author Eric Dregni. His book, "You're Sending Me to Summer Camp Where?" will be featured and he will share many stories from discouraging summer love to soothing homesick campers to taking everyone for their rabies shots (think bats) to the difficulty of saying goodbye. His wise, funny book reassures us that there's still a place in the woods where, unplugged from devices and screens, children of all ages can connect to the natural world and with each other.
The Friends of the Hammond Community Library announce the grand opening of a book sale with a storefront that will have regular hours for you to visit and shop. Location: Sandy Brecht's Photography Studio, 940 Davis St. Hours: 2-5 p.m. Mondays , 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Fridays. Available: Children's and adult hardcover and paperback books. You will also find information about upcoming programs and events and how you may help the Friends Group at their book sale and other events. Opening Date: Monday, May 22
This year, as in the past, the New Richmond American Legion Post 80 and the VFW Post 10818 will be holding Memorial Day services Monday, May 26, as will American Legion Post 432 of Hammond/Roberts. The schedule of services for New Richmond Team One is: • Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, 9 a.m. • Oakland Cemetery, 9:45 a.m. • New Richmond Public Cemetery, 10:30 a.m. • Knowles Avenue Bridge, 11 a.m. The schedule of services for New Richmond Team Two is: • Cylon Methodist Cemetery, 9:30 a.m.
On May 15, the New Richmond High School National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony and celebration. These students are not only successful in academics, but are athletic competitors, talented musicians, and active organization members both in school and in the community.
For many years, angler and instructor Ernie Shores has taught students about fishing and how important it is to take care of our ecosystem for future generations. "The waterways are very important where these trout go as far as the quality and the habitat and so on," Shores said. "To get a fishing pole in their hands is extremely important to me. To watch their eyes light up in the excitement of what they are doing is important to me.
New Richmond High School students took part in the school's annual Service Learning Day on Friday, May 19, which included working outside, holding the annual Friendship Games at the high school and helping out around town.