City Hall is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays* from 9:00AM - 4:30PM (closed for lunch)**. We are located at 8099 County Highway 61. Our phone number is (218)372-3733. *office is closed for all Federal Holidays **Subject to change
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For the week of December 3rd Hello All, I’m getting ready for Santa to come. I’m digging out the Christmas CDs, baking gingerbread cookies and trying to find the Christmas bulbs I bought last year. Thank you to the guys who hung the Christmas lights in Willow River on Saturday afternoon. It was a totally voluntary deal. They look great!
Star sent me some good news. There will be a craft show Saturday, December 8th from 9 to 1 pm at the Willow River School in the old gym. If you'd like to be a vendor contact Star at 218-565-0062 or firstname.lastname@example.org and have a fabulous day. That is the same day as Fun with Santa at the school. So, there will be a lot of fun things to see and do. Thanks Star for always keeping me in the loop with the craft fair information.
Fun with Santa is coming soon…so mark your calendars for December 8th. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to take pictures with the kids young and old. So, remember to bring your cameras. There will be lots of fun crafts for the kiddies, and a cherry bowl, bake sale, breakfast, and a raffle drawing for a Moose Lake Day's Inn Pool Party for 10 or a 1 night stay at the Moose Lake Day's Inn King Whirlpool Suite. Fun with Santa is sponsored by the Willow River Community Club.
Bill Peel sent me some info to pass along. They have a Public Meeting scheduled on Thursday, December 6, 2018 for the World's Best Workforce presentation. The meeting will start at 5:00 pm. Anyone is welcome to attend. More news from the School: The Gold Medal Curling Team will be visiting our school. It is being hosted by the Willow River Area School. This exciting event will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 1:30 pm – 2 pm. Put December 10th on your calendar for the Winter Band/Choir Concert at 7pm in the auditorium. If you are interested in going to a PTO Meeting the meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Board Room across from the Elementary Office. New members are always welcome. Upcoming meeting dates: December 11th.
The First United Presbyterian Church in Willow River is hosting a fun event. They are once again hosting a holiday arrangement “Make and Take”. It is $10 per arrangement. They provide the greens, dried naturals, embellishments, bows. They have containers or you may bring your own container. Come have some fun and leave with a beautiful decoration. The dates and times are: December 3rd from 4 – 7 pm, December 4th from 1 – 4 pm, and December 5th from 4 – 7 pm. What a wonderful idea. Also, Senior Dining is every Thursday at noon at the Willow River Presbyterian Church. The delicious food is delivered piping hot from Bruno. The conversation is always interesting. There are menus posted at the Laundromat and the Post Office in Willow River. The Walking Psalms Bible study meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to join at any time.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Willow River is now having the 8:30 am Mass. The St. John Vianney Prayer & Study Group will meet next on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 6:15 - 8:00 pm at St. Mary’s Center in Willow River. Prayer, study and discussion is led by Fr. McKusky. Anyone interested in praying and learning about the extraordinary form of the Mass is invited to attend. The Knights of Columbus Meet the fourth Monday of each month at St. Isidore’s with Rosary at 6:30 pm with a meeting to follow at 7 pm. For additional information or questions, please contact Dale Riihiluoma at 389-6418. To learn more about Legion of Mary membership, contact Cathy Korby 218-839-5743 or Nancy Klejeski 218-372-4119. The church is now collecting coats, mittens, hats/caps, and toiletries to donate to the Domiano Center for those in need. There is a box in the Gathering Space at Holy Angels or in the back of St. Mary’s Church or the St. Mary’s Center for you to put any items you donate. For the toiletries, the small sizes especially shampoos & soaps are the best. Thank you for your generosity. Here’s the Mass schedule for the upcoming Holy Day of Obligation Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Vigil Mass: December 7th at 6 pm at Holy Angels. The Holy day Mass is December 8th at 8 am at St. Mary’s and 9:30 am at St. Isidore’s Church. The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Mass Schedule will be as follows: December 24th at Holy Angels at 5 pm, St. Isidore’s 7 pm, and Midnight Mass (at Midnight) at St. Mary’s Church, and December 25th Christmas Day Mass will be at Holy Angels at 9 am. Merry Christmas everyone!
FAMILY PATHWAYS AGING SERVICES PROGRAMS These wonderful programs are available to our area and surrounding areas to assist those who may be in need of a little extra help. Sadly, many of the aging population are not aware of the availability of this service. Provided are In-home Social Visits (non-medical), Assisted Transportation - appointments, groceries, church etc., Homemaking - light housekeeping, laundry, menu planning/meal prep. There is also a Caregiver Consulting Program, they walk beside you as you manage and live your life while caring for another. They offer Caregiver Support Groups, a time to share and listen to others who are also caring for others. Also offered is In-Home Social Respite, Memory Cafes, Information & Referral, Education. Volunteers are needed to help with all of these programs. Please call 320-364-1115 to become part of making a difference in the lives of those in need.