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Lodge Zare Zapadu No. 44

Published 9:05am Saturday, September 22, 2012

Lodge Zare Zapadu No. 44 met at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Brick Hall for a delicious potluck supper. Roger Prantner brought sweet corn as a special treat.

Following our meal. President Jim Benesh opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. He welcomed guest Kathryn Pacovsky to the meeting and invited her to come again. Kathryn and her husband, Joe Jr., recently moved to the area from Marshfield, Wis., and built a beautiful bed and breakfast and retreat in the country near Hayward. They call it the “Czech Inn.”

Joe Jr. is a member of Lodge No. 44 and was raised in the Glenville area.

Secretary Marie Krikava gave the secretary’s report, which was approved as read.

In the absence of the treasurer, there was no treasurer’s report.

Letters of welcome were sent to new members, Ila Anderson of Glenville and Evelyn Krikava of Cloquet.

Get well cards were sent to Don Kral, Emil Prantner, Frances Kycek-Swenson, Cindy Belshan, and Arlene and Dick Cherney.

Agent Beth Atz was present and spoke to us about the importance of having beneficiary’s listed on insurance policies.

Gail Rayman won the door prize.

The group played Dirty Dice after the meeting and enjoyed fellowship.

On Oct. 28 the play “The Accidental Hero” will be presented on stage at the Brick Hall at 2 p.m. “The Accidental Hero” is the true story of American World War II officer Lt. Col. Matt Konop, a modest farm boy from the Midwest, who finds himself hailed as a hero after liberating the same Czech village where his grandparents once lived. The play is a one-man, performed and written by Patrick Dewane of Minneapolis, telling the story of his grandfather’s experiences in World War II, from the landing on Omaha Beach, to the Battle of the Bulge and into Czechoslovakia. Coffee and kolache will be served following the performance.