Weekend Planner: Benefit for girl with leukemia is Friday
Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 28, 2002
The eighth-grade Quest 2 Service Learning Class of Lake Mills Community School is organizing a benefit to help Brooke Allison, a fourth-grader, and her family.
Thursday, February 28, 2002
The eighth-grade Quest 2 Service Learning Class of Lake Mills Community School is organizing a benefit to help Brooke Allison, a fourth-grader, and her family. Brooke, the daughter of Steve and Kris Allison, was diagnosed with leukemia in the summer of 2001. She is the granddaughter of Kathy Vokoun of Hartland and Howard Melom of Albert Lea.
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Dad’s Belgian Waffles will be served from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Lake Mills Community School foyer. Drinks will be served by the fourth-grade Junior Girl Scout Troop #201. A $5 per plate minimum donation is asked.
The fourth-graders will sing at 6:30 p.m. A bake sale will be held throughout the evening, with baked goods donated by the Silver Lake Church and the fourth-grade class.
The Lake Mills Lions Club is organizing an auction of items donated by local businesses and individuals beginning at 7 p.m. in the Lake Mills Community School gymnasium.
Supplemental funds for this benefit are also provided by AAL Branch 5234 and 3324, Three Oaks Greenhouse, The Grand Cafe (Money on the Ceiling and Eyes of the Tiger giveaway) and Modern Woodmen Insurance Company. Lutheran Brotherhood Hope Branch 9019 will match donations made to the benefit up to a specified amount through its Disaster Relief Fund.
Following is a roundup of area events for the weekend.
Friday, March 1
– The women of First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea will host Church Women United’s World Day of Prayer with a program on Romania. The program, &uot;Challenged to Reconcile: Written by the Women of Romania,&uot; begins at 9:15 a.m. at the church. People from any denomination are welcome. Coffee and a variety of tortes – the traditional Romanian dessert -&160;will be served. There is no charge to attend.
– The Trish Lease photography show continues at Gos-sip. Hours are 9 a.m.-11 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to help a New York City firefighter’s family.
– The Children’s Room at the Albert Lea Public Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday from 3:30-5 p.m. There will be games to play, crafts to make and birthday treats to eat. The Cat in the Hat will make an appearance. All ages are welcome. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
– The benefit for Brooke Allison, who has leukemia, will be held at the Lake Mills Community School from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Activities include a Dad’s Belgian Waffles supper, auction and bake sale.
– St. Theodore Catholic Church will hold a fish fry from 5-6:30 p.m. in Marian Hall. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Children under 3 eat free. The menu includes fish, baked or mashed potatoes, cole slaw, rolls and ice cream with toppings.
Saturday, March 2
– The Trish Lease photography show, &uot;A Tourist in New York,&uot; continues at Gos-sip. Hours are 9 a.m.-10 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to help a New York City firefighter’s family. The show continues through March 16. Hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday.
– The Albert Lea Area Schools Science Fair will be held at Northbridge Mall. Judging will take place from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m., with public viewing of projects from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The awards program begins at 1 p.m.
– Moscow Lutheran Church will hold a soup and pie supper from 4-7 p.m. Soups and homemade pies will be served. A freewill offering will be received. The church is located four miles east and two miles south of Hollandale.
– The Albert Lea Daybreakers Kiwanis will hold a scholarship fund-raiser fish fry from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Albert Lea American Legion. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children under 12, which includes all-you-can-eat fish and salad bar.
– Delene, who performs in Branson, Mo., will give a benefit concert for the Albert Lea High School Marching Band at 7:30 p.m. in the Albert Lea High School auditorium. She sings the hits of Patsy Cline, Anne Murray, Karen Carpenter and more. Tickets are $10 in advance and available at Hy-Vee, Rainbow Foods and all Andersen Hallmark Stores, or $12 at the door. For more information, call 373-9059.
Sunday, March 3
– The Albert Lea Sons of of Norway Lodge will hold a Norwegian roll pancakes (pannekaker) breakfast from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, ham and lingonberries. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Children under 5 eat free. AAL/Lutheran Brotherhood Freeborn Branch 8482 will match up to $500 which will be donated to the Albert Lea Salvation Army Food Shelf.
– The Albert Lea Elks Club will hold a pancake breakfast to benefit Albert Lea Girls’ Basketball from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Featured will be Dennis Brue’s famous B&B pancakes, eggs, sausage, potatoes and beverage. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. This fund-raiser benefits all girls’ basketball.
– The Freeborn 4-H Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Freeborn Legion. Cost is $3.50 for adults and $2 for children 5-12 years. Preschoolers eat free.
– Emmons Lutheran Church will hold a centennial fund-raiser soup and pie luncheon from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets are $4.50; children under 5 eat free.
– The friends and neighbors of Al Burgess, a resident of Conger who suffers from multiple sclerosis, are organizing a fund-raiser at the Conger Community Center from 4-7 p.m. They hope to raise funds to make his home handicap accessible and purchase a van and other equipment. They’ll be serving sloppy joes, salads and sweets. There will also be a bake sale and raffle, and music by Jessie Smith and Ian Hilmer. Donations for the meal will be matched by six area branches of Aid Association for Lutherans. Proceeds from the bake sale and raffle will be matched by the local Lutheran Brotherhood branch. The alternate date in case of bad weather is March 10.