New Richmond News
As full-fat diets continue an upward trend, Americans are embracing butter more than they have in nearly five decades. With butter sales doubling in November and December, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin is encouraging state residents to "bake local this holiday season with Wisconsin butter."
The Kiwanis Club of New Richmond judges traveled the streets of New Richmond in search of the best lighting displays on Monday evening, Dec. 10. In the spirit of giving, this year winners were given the opportunity to make a donation to a local nonprofit of their choice. First place could chose where to donate $150, second place $100, third place $75 and fourth place $50.
All are invited and welcome to the 2018 Community Christmas Dinner sponsored by the New Richmond High School National Honor Society and Key Club and the NR United Methodist Church (UMC). The mission of the dinner is to warm up the holidays by serving the community, so come enjoy live music and entertainment, great company and a delicious ham dinner with all the fixings.
The New Richmond Middle School Science Olympiad team competed in the Boyceville Invite on Saturday, Dec. 1.
The New Richmond High School Science Olympiad Team placed fourth at the Boyceville Science Olympiad Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Third and fourth grade student council members from St. Croix Central — along with facility advisors, Roberts food pantry volunteers Mary and David Thorsen and Allina Health employee Miranda Thorsen — are pictured with a check for $196 which Allina Health will be donating to the Roberts Food Pantry as part of its Halloween Candy collection event. Every year, Allina Health coordinates a Halloween Candy collection event where it contacts local elementary schools to see if they are interested.
First grade students at Starr Elementary put on a holiday concert for their friends and family on Friday, Dec. 7.
New Richmond Middle School PAWS (Peers Achieve with Service) members recently concluded their Animal Service Project. The group worked on making "Adopt Me" vests for animals up for adoption, baked dog and cat treats, made cat toys and dog/cat blankets, collected donations for Gregory's Gift of Hope and delivered them to the facility. The vests will go to Second Chance Rescue.
The 2018 New Richmond Hometown Holidays parade float awards went to: Westfields Hospital & Clinic - Kids' Choice; First National Community Bank - Judges' Choice; and WITC - Community Choice. New Richmond Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rob Kreibich said an estimated 3,500 people attended the event this year, up from about 3,000 attendees last year, making it the fastest growing chamber event and on the fast track to become the most popular chamber event of the year.
Last year, the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department volunteered to continue the 30-hour bell ringing tradition at County Market in Hudson to help The Salvation Army of St. Croix County/Grace Place raise the needed funds to help the homeless and others in need. This year, they plan to do it again!