As a signature service, we provide a comfort meal to the families we serve. With the recent tragedy in Newtown, CT, we partnered with SympathyFood.com to provide comfort meals to families impacted. “This is an event that many in our profession are wondering how we can help,” says Kelly Roberts, Managing Partner. “It seems natural for us to extend the same gesture that we provide locally to the families we serve.”
Every 15 Minutes someone dies in the United States as a result of a alcohol related traffic accident, which was this years theme for the Mock Crash and Mock Funeral. A two day event at Forest Lake High School just before prom to bring awareness to the consequences of drinking and driving. A thank you to Forest Lake Fire, Forest Lake Police, Fairview Lakes Medical Center, North Memorial EMT, Dan’s Towing, LATV 10, Forest Lake High School, and to all the students who participated for making this event a reality. A special thank you to Forest Lake Police Officer, Jon Glader for bringing the annual mock crash to a significant impactful level.
We are proud to be a part of the Forest Lake Yellow Ribbon Group, which participated in stuffing stockings with holiday cheer to be sent overseas. We donated towards the cost to ship the stockings to members of the MN Agribusiness Development Team currently serving in Afghanistan. This program was a joint initiative with The Washington County Yellow Ribbon Network.
We also helped the Forest Lake Community Helping Hand with their Annual Holiday Meal Program. This program provides both a Thanksgiving and Christmas meal to residents of the Forest Lake School District that are falling on difficult times. For the past 30 years, Community Helping Hand has been dedicated to helping the people of our community.
Found a great article to share as we come upon the
10th Anniversary of 9/11:
Written and posted with permission by Kate Whouley
This year on 9-11, I plan to eat cake. Chocolate cake with chocolate icing—my mother’s favorite.
My mother turned 67 on Sept. 11, 2001. It was a time in her life when she went to a lot of doctors. Accompanying her in the weeks and months—and even years—after the attacks, I felt wary whenever I provided her date of birth. I tried out September 11th, rather than 9-11, hoping to skip the beat of stunned silence before a receptionist, a pharmacist or a health professional would ask, “What was the year again?”
To view the complete article go to: http://www.obit-mag.com/articles/eating-cake-on-9-11