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.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Richfield students honored for their achievements in art.
The Richfield Arts Commission announced student winners of the Richfield Teen Art Contest Monday night at Augsburg Park Library. A total of 89 entries were submitted. Students from Richfield Middle School, Richfield High School, Academy of Holy Angels and Blessed Trinity Catholic School were all invited to submit work. Grades 6-8 Winners Grades 6-8 Honorable Mentions Grades 9-12 Winners Grades 9-12 Honorable Mentions Pottery Winners The Richfield Optimists Club, which also sponsors the event, gave out it's own awards: The students' art will be on display at the library through the end of 2011. Winners and honorable mentions were given gift cards to an art supply store as part of their award. Congratulations to all winners and honorable …
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Richfield Optimist Club are holds its annual Leif Holter Hole in One Contest fundraiser at the Richfield High School athletic fields at 70th and Lyndale Friday through Sunday.
Not familiar with the Richfield Optimists? Well, you may see members on holidays such as the Fourth of July and Memorial Day placing American flags in front of homes and businesses. Or maybe you've heard of its annual Chili Feed that takes place in the winter. However, the main mission of the Richfield Optimist Club is to raise money for Richfield kids. As part of that mission, this weekend the club is holding its 43rd Annual Leif Holter Hole in One Contest fundraiser at the Richfield High School Athletic Fields on 70th Street and Lyndale Avenue to raise money for its kids programs. For $2 you can get a bucket of seven golf balls and for $10 you can get 6 buckets to attempt to hit a hole in one. There are refreshments and hot dogs …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Richfield resident Roy Reynolds writes about the Leif Holter, an active community member and youth advocate, for who the Leif Holter Hole in One fundraising event is named after.
Editor’s Note: The following is an article written by community and Richfield Optimist Club member Roy Reynolds in honor of the 43rd annual Leif Holter Hole in One Contest, which raises money for area youth. The Richfield Optimist Club is preparing for the 43rd annual Leif Holter Hole in One Contest, which is a fundraising event running from July 29-31 at Richfield High School's 70th Street and Lyndale Avenue athletic field. You ask how something so simple can have so much history? It started 42 years ago when Leif Holter, community member, business owner and Richfield Chamber of Commerce member, started with the Richfield Optimist Club in 1961 and with fellow members founded a great fundraising event for the Richfield youth; the Hole in …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A daily list of things to know.
1) Multiple Academy of Holy Angels sports teams are beginning their respective section tournaments tomorrow, including: Holy Angels boys tennis, softball and boys and girls lacrosse. 2) The Richfield Community Center is holding a computer discussion group for seniors from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday. If you can't make it, no worries. This group is offered every Wednesday. 3) LaMettry's Premier Collision Shop is still accepting food donations to give to local food shelves at its Richfield location. 4) *The Richfield Optimists Club's speaker Wednesday morning was Gary Braley, a technology consultant. 5) Lariat Lanes will begin a summer bowling program from June 6 to August 26, 2011 for children under 18 years old. Kids can bowl two games, rent shoes…
Saturday, January 15, 2011
The Richfield Optimist Club holds annual fundraiser dinner.
I took a little time Friday evening to make it to the annual Richfield Optimist Club Chili Dinner at Oak Grove Lutheran Church. Young and old turned out for the fundraiser to enjoy some good food and conversation. Junior Optimists bussed tables and manned the drink and dessert table, while other volunteers collected funds and prepared and served food. The turn around was quick as there was limited space, but everyone enjoyed as much food as they could handle for an eight-dollar investment. Attendees dined on delicious chili, salad, veggies, brownies for dessert and washed it all down with soda and water. The Richfield Optimist Club is an organization that works to support area children with various community programs. The club also gives …