New Richmond News
I want to thank everyone who donated to the Library Dessert Fundraiser. We had so many amazing goodies to serve again this year. The weather cooperated and it was wonderful to see all of the people out for this kickoff event to Good Neighbor Days. A special thank you to the families that walked in the parade for the library too! We appreciate our supportive families in this community. Summer is here and the temps are showing it. Come into the cool library and enjoy our weekly crafts, games, puzzles as well as the programs that are going on every day.
The 2017 summer festival season kicked off with Roberts Good Neighbor Days from Thursday, June 1, through Sunday, June 4.
Artists, food vendors and other fun activities took over Mary Park in New Richmond on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, for the 50th annual Park Art Fair and Blues & Brews Fest.
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.