New Richmond News
It's finally here! We hope that we've planned a summer reading program not only filled with good reads but with fun. "Build a Better World" summer reading program runs through July 28 and we have age-appropriate reading programs for all ages. For birth through pre-4K we're asking parents and kids to practice fun early literacy activities that help to prepare your child to read. We encourage this through "read, write, sing, talk, play" — five activities every parent and child can do together. Complete the activities and win prizes.
New Richmond's Ashley Robinson was able to locate the Pea Soup Days medallion Wednesday, May 31, prior to that week's clue being released. The medallion was hidden behind a shutter in the old town hall in the Village of Somerset. Robinson told Pea Soup Days committee member David Bracht that she had been watching the clues every week and decided to look around the old town hall. Robinson will be awarded $250 from the Somerset Lions Club on June 10 prior to the bands starting up under the tent.
St. Anne School in Somerset held the school's eighth annual GALA event Saturday, May 6, at R & D's Banquet Center in New Richmond. The event was a sell-out, with nearly 250 guests attending dinner, a silent auction, live auction and dance. Besides being lots of fun, the GALA was a also a huge financial success for St. Anne School. The Gala helps fund the school's annual operating budget and the "fund-a-need" drive at this year's GALA generated sufficient funds to have a new gym floor and bleachers installed.
In 2017, a panel of St. Croix Electric Cooperative members selected 20 local high school seniors to receive $18,000 in Continuing Education Scholarships. Since 1981, SCEC has awarded more than $260,000 to local seniors who are dependents of SCEC members.
With summer upon us, it's time to kick off our new StoryWalk in Mary Park. The newly installed picture book featured in the StoryWalk is titled "My Name is Not Alexander" by Jennifer Fosbury and was sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of New Richmond. Through his imaginative journey, Alexander discovers how great men become heroes: a tough president has a soft spot for nature, a proud warrior is also the most peaceful and sometimes, being brave about what makes you different will not only help you break records, but inspire others.
The Roberts Good Neighbor Days Royal Ambassador candidates have been announced and include Josie Armagost, Myah Olson, Kenzie Emery and Mandi Wilberg. This year's pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at St. Croix Central Elementary. Josie Armagost Parents: Julie and Cary Rose and James Armagost Age: 17 Siblings: Josh, Kyle and Kalli Armagost and Luke and Taylor Rose Interests in & out of school:
New Richmond and St. Croix Central students walked across the stage during their respective graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 26, to grab their diplomas and complete their high school careers.
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