The fundraiser event coincides with the Open Streets at Penn Fest event.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
A collection jar was placed at a game Thursday night and will be again on Saturday to help Deb Nelson and her daughters who lost their home, possessions and pets on Sunday, Sept. 2.
Members of the Richfield community are continuing to step up to help their neighbors in need this week. After Deb Nelson and her daughters, Tali and Mikayla Walton, lost their Logan Avenue home, possessions and two dogs in a house fire over Labor Day weekend. Feeling the need to help, Richfield native Spencer Erickson set up an online relief fund for the family Tuesday after hearing the news. Now, high school soccer moms are taking up a collection at games this week. "It's just so sad," Shelly Nelson, mother of junior captain Max Nelson, said. "We are such a small community and it just seems like a nice way to give back a little," Susie Luttenegger, mother of senior captain Nathan Luttenegger, told Patch in an e-mail. "We want the family …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The event is Sept. 21.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Editor's note: The following is a Wood Lake Nature Center press release. Wood Lake Nature Center is a recognized leader in providing green community events like the Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K Race. The Birds and Birdie Tournament promises to be another such event and the greenest golf tournament of its size in the state. The Friends of Wood Lake (FOWL) started in 1991 in order to help provide financial and political support to the City of Richfield’s one and only nature center. Since then it has put on 22 benefit dinners, 18 goofy golf tournaments and one real golf tournament to benefit this unique and vital 150-acre park in Richfield…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
A garage sale is being held at Oak Grove Lutheran Church Saturday.
When the original class of Richfield Dual Language School students finish their fifth-grade year next June, *some may find themselves shipping off to Costa Rica. For months parents and teachers have been in talks, and it's officially on the books. However, as any traveler knows, airfare and accomodations aren't cheap. As a way to raise funds for the trip, a small parent group is accepting donations from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 and hosting a fundraiser garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. The donation drop-off and the sale will be held at Oak Grove Lutheran Church, 7045 Lyndale Ave. S. For those who like first dibs on sales, for a $5 donation shoppers can get admitted to the sale as early as 8 a.m. All sellable items are …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The seventh annual gardens tour helps raise money for the school's autism services.
Richfield-based Fraser School and The Mosaic Company are presenting the seventh annual Bright Gardens for Fraser Tour this Saturday. This year's tour will be of St. Paul's historic neighborhood and feature serveral private gardens. According to a Fraser press release, in several gardens attendees will find local artists creating and displaying a variety of artwork from watercolor paintings to pencil drawings. The tour runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $25 per person and directions to all the gardens are included in ticket/guide packet, which will be given out prior to the tour. Purchase tickets online or contact Rose Rosario at 612-798-8343 or Rose.Rosario@fraser.org. All proceeds go to Fraser autism services.
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Barry Bloomgren shot a hole-in-one at the Richfield Optimist Club's annual fundraiser.
At the annual Richfield Optimist Club's Leif Holter Hole-in-One event Friday, Richfield resident Barry Bloomgren made the shot and won a set of tires that were donated by Twin City Tire & Auto Service. The cost is $1 for a bucket of five balls and all proceeds go to help fund programs for area youth. The three-day event ends at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The three-day event raises money for Richfield youth activities.
The Richfield Optimist Club's 44th annual Leif Holter Hole-in-One Contest is set to begin Thursday and run through Saturday at the Richfield High School field on 70th Street and Lyndale Avenue. The annual event raises funds for the club's efforts to provide funding for youth activities throughout Richfield. The cost is $1 per bucket of five balls and a variety of prizes will be given to winners. Hours for the three-day event are: The event is open to the public.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The third annual Camp Ojibway 5K and Kids Run was May 19.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Members and non-members of Hope Presbyterian Church showed their support to the tune of more than $10,000 May 19 by participating in the third annual Camp Ojibway 5K and Kids Run. "It was tons of fun planning the event," Shelly Nelson, an event organizer, told Richfield Patch in an e-mail. "The people at the City of Richfield were so nice and the police officers that came to help make the event safe were easy to work with. So many great volunteers came out to help and give of their time. We had more non-Hope Church participants running, walking and waddling this year than ever." The church has run Camp Ojibway in Eden Valley, MN since the …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Richfield Rotary Club welcomed grant recipients to accept the cash for various projects at its weekly Thursday meeting.
Fifteen local organizations and projects were awarded a total of $10,000 by the Richfield Rotary Club Thursday morning: (To learn more about the recipients, click on the name of the organization highlighted in blue.) Each recipient will use the funding to continue services, create a program or help others in need. For example, Richfield's AVID program will use the money to fund a ACT preparation course for high school juniors in the fall, while Headway Emotional Health Services will provide backpacks and school supplies to Richfield familes who use its services and Pregler is organizing a trip to Washington D.C. for fifth-grade students. The grant money was raised through various events by the Richfield Rotary Club, including its Wine & …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The event is April 27 at Minnesota Valley Country Club.
Editor's Note: The following is a Wood Lake Nature Center press release. Peggy Knapp, currently serving as director of programs at the Freshwater Society, will be the guest speaker at the annual Wood Lake Nature Center Benefit Dinner, scheduled for Friday, April 27 starting at 6 p.m. at the Minnesota Valley Country Club, 6300 Auto Club Road, Bloomington. Knapp has been an environmental advocate for years and is well known for her work on popular television programs such as Newton's Apple, Earth Matters, Network Earth and The American Edge. Knapp will be joined by event emcee Nancy Nelson from AM950 Radio. Knapp will focus on promising trends in the world of environmentalism and has titled her talk "Progress by the Spoonful." She promises …