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
Music and Memories Program
Sunday, July 25, 2021 St. Mary's Center 8115 Lake Street Willow River, MN 55795
We will be honoring those who passed away from 2019-2021
Lunch served at noon Program at 1:00 PM *Door prizes *Raffle for an outdoor glider
For the week of May 24th Hello All, According to history.com, On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance known as Decoration Day. He stated, “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet.” In 1971 it was changed to a federal holiday called “Memorial Day” and is now observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31st. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. Some people wear a red poppy in remembrance of those fallen in war—a tradition that began with the poem written in WWI by a brigade surgeon, John McCrae.
“In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
Monday, May 31st is Memorial Day. The American Legion fellows will be out at the cemetery at Willow River and Rutledge. Please look at the for the times and locations listed in this paper.
In regard to the Willow River School: May 28th is Graduation Day. May 31st there is No School because of Memorial Day. June 3rd is the last day of school and an Early Release Day. K-6 Summer School will be offered to all students free of charge, June 7th through June 25th, from 9 am to 3 pm. Register now for Fall 2021-22 Early Childhood Classes. To register go to: https://forms.gle/gfuyR3x6qHFRktk3A. This registration is listed as a "full in person learning model." Classes, availability, and models may change based on MDH, MDE, and CDC Guidelines. For questions call or email Ms. Chas at 218-372-3131 x 169 email@example.com. Willow River PTO: Please join the meetings on Tuesdays, June 8, July 13, and August 10. They are seeking partners to help build 2 – 3 “little free libraries” for the local communities and also complete some other projects at the school. Please contact a member if you are interested in helping. They will be hosting PTO Popsicles on the Playground from 4 – 6 pm at the “Big Playground” on these Mondays: June 21st, July 19th, and August 16th. Bring the little ones and have some fun.
This year the Class of 1981 will be having their 40 year class reunion. The reunion will be Saturday, July 31st. Go Wildcats. The Willow River Community Club is planning for Music and Memories this summer as well. It will be held July 25th at St. Mary’s Center. More information to come.
At St. Mary’s/ St. Isidore’s Church: Father Francis will be coming to join us from Kenya. Please welcome him to our churches. Thank You to Father Kris for all your good work and faith. The following will be the schedule beginning Tuesday, May 26th: 8:30 am Sunday Mass will be at St. Isidore’s. At 7:45 am there will be Confessions. At St. Mary’s there will be a 12 noon Mass followed by Confessions. Also at St. Mary’s is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 1 -6 pm. On Thursday at St. Mary’s there will be Confessions at 12 noon. Legion of Mary will be at St. Mary’s Center every Monday at 6:30 pm. Kathi Bennett
Thursdays at noon Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc. is in charge of providing the delicious meals. A one-time registration is necessary to participate. Call 1-800-662-5711 ext 6899 to register. To receive a lunch, call the Moose Lake Kitchen at (218)485-4937 no later than 8 am on Thursday and lunch will be delivered shortly before noon. Served at the Kettle River Township Hall (or at Willow River City Park weather depending). 77594 County Hwy 61, Willow River. A contribution of $4 is asked for each meal.
*Menus are posted at the Willow River Post Office and LuLu's Laundromat. They are also published in the Star Gazette and the Evergreen.
City of Willow River
8099 County Hwy 61 PO Box 125 Willow River, MN 55795 (218)372-3733 firstname.lastname@example.org