Relay For Life's Toni's Team has raised $1,874 in their fight against cancer. The majority of the money has come from the sale of "Katniss Cowls," knit by team member Mary Kobilka. The cowls are for sale at Lucette Boutique and First Impressions Salon and Spa in Bemidji. The other large fundraiser that Toni's Team has done is the 5K For Relay, a walk run event held the morning of Relay For Life, set to take place 8 a.m. July 11 behind the Sanford Center. To register, visit www.zapevent.com or by contact Jodie Kroeger at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Vern and Gladys Hlavac are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. A celebration, hosted by their children, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. June 20 at the Hlavac's home, 8983 Tranquility Lane. The couple requests no gifts.
Relay For Life Team Wannawalkawhile from Sanford Bemidji Medical Center has raised $6,400 for the American Cancer Society. The money raised was by volunteering to work the concessions at the Sanford Center events, the Relay For Life Holiday Boutique and a garage sale. Pictured are team captains Phyllis Saga and Cathy Nash.
First City Lions Club recently presented a check to the Bemidji Relay For Life. Pictured from left to right are Stephanie Moe, Relay For Life co-chair; Lion Joy Barclay; Denae Alamono, community manager, American Cancer Society and Lion Christine Zukeran.
The Concordia Norwegian Language Camp, Skogenfjord, located northeast of Bemidji, has many "graduates," including Maddy Barnes of Seattle; granddaughter of Judy and Art Lee. Barnes has attended Skogfjorden for the past six summers. During Memorial Day weekend, Harald V, the King of Norway, visited Seattle. During a visit to a park called Bergen Place, Maddy Barnes was selected to introduce the King in Norwegian. Barnes will return to Bemidji and Skogenfjorden this summer, this time as a camp counselor.
The Beltrami Humane Society was recently honored to receive an inheritance from the estate of Richard Kohler, a faithful supporter of the organization whose financial assistance has always been appreciated, a release said. The exact amount was not released because it has not been finalized yet, due to pending legal issues of the inheritance, said Brandon Mustful, executive director of the Beltrami Humane Society. "Mr.
Students from Bemidji Middle School (BMS) recently raised $462.34 during a Hat Day fundraiser. All proceeds raised will go to the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Beltrami County. Pictured are Amanda Stade, BMS counselor; Tori Howard, student council treasurer; Bo-Derik Thorson, student council president; Elizabeth Corradi, student council vice president and Stephanie Moe, Relay For Life Fund the mission lead.
The Bemidji Area Chamber ambassadors recently visited Wilderness Waves Salon and Spa at their rebuilt location, 421 Wilderness Waves Lane SW in Turtle River. They have also expanded their services offering a full service salon spa menu which includes massages, body wraps, facials, hair color, haircuts and more. To contact them, call (218)586-3779 or visit www.wildernesswaves.com . Pictured from left to right are ambassador Nora Shanahan, manager Colleen Bentler, owner Becky Anderson, ambassadors Russ Moen and Sonja McCollum.
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated Visit Bemidji on its relocation to 809 Paul Bunyan Drive South. Visit Bemidji, Visitor and Convention Bureau, promotes all area amenities and attractions, thereby encouraging visitors to choose Bemidji for vacation, meetings/conventions and business travel. They can be contacted at 759-0164 or visit their website at www.VisitBemidji.com .
BEMIDJI—Three area people were appointed to state councils on tourism and mental health. Mark Ronnei of Nisswa was reappointed to the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council. His term expires in January 2019. Cindy Wannarka of Walker was named to the council, replacing Denelle Hilliard. Her term also expires January 2019. Danielle Norby of Park Rapids was named to the State Advisory Council on Mental Health, social worker member. She replaces Marmie Jotter and her term expires January 2019.