As of Monday, Nov. 19, the 2018 Sharing Families Project has eight local families waiting for help during this holiday season. Profiles for recipient families have been coming from Angels on Earth Giving Tree volunteers who collect information on families in need. Those families are being matched with other families, work groups and civic organizations who have already stepped up to help. Sharing Families board members are appealing for more groups and families to take on the task of providing holiday gifts.
The FORWARD Foundation is making plans for the Sixth Annual Holiday Family Concert and Fundraiser. This production, "Sinatra and Company: That Holiday Feeling," features Colleen Raye, Tim Patrick , Debbie O'Keefe, and the 10-Piece Blue Eyes Band. The concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at River Falls High School, 818 Cemetery Road, River Falls. Doors will open at 1 p.m. with a social hour in the commons area along with a silent auction and bake sale. The concert will begin at 2 p.m.
On Nov. 13, the River Falls Rotary Club presented a check for $1,705 for the Backpack Program to representatives from Our Neighbors' Place—Shelley Smith, Nicky Thompson and Janet Wilson. Our Neighbors' Place coordinates and administers the backpack program for the River Falls School District. Money was raised by personal donations from RF Rotarians. This annual fund drive is spearheaded by RF Rotarian Scott Morrisette.
Longtime blood drive organizer Polly Wymer, 96, of River Falls, takes a break from her canteening station at the American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, Nov. 15 at River Falls American Legion. Wymer has been involved in canteening and organizing this drive for more than 40 years. Hosting and blood drives are very important, as Red Cross is pushing to increase supply levels, which have been strained from hurricanes and typically see a dip around the holidays, said Red Cross communications representative Justin Kern.
RIVER FALLS -- After two years of public engagement, the city of River Falls will hold its final open house for the Kinni Corridor Project on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the River Falls Public Library, 140 Union St. A short program begins at 6:45 p.m.
The upbeat musical comedy "Sister Act," with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, is based on the popular Touchstone Pictures motion picture by the same name, written by Joseph Howard and starring Whoopi Goldberg. Performances will be given through Nov. 25 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. Aspiring diva Deloris Van Cartier is trying to work her way to the top of the 1970s Philadelphia disco scene.
As the leaves begin to change color and the air becomes crisp, we are led right into the best time of the year: football season. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday become occupied with games, parties or tailgating with friends and family. The thought of tailgating brings a familiar scent of chicken wings and nacho cheese. Football season brings an abundance of snacks and appetizers, making it very difficult for anyone trying to maintain a healthy diet. Carrots and broccoli are not typically the main course. No one should have to choose between
The River Falls Branch of AAUW invites the public to a presentation by Madeline Uraneck at 7 p.m. Tuesday,Nov. 13 at the River Falls Public Library (140 Union St.) Uraneck shares the story of a Tibetan refugee family in the newly published book, "How to Make a Life: A Tibetan American Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted."
The first round of the 2018 Pierce County Herald Hunters Showcase is in! Please don't forget to send us your photos after gun deer hunting. Send them to Sarah at email@example.com . Please include name of the hunter, age (if a child), town of residence, area where deer was harvested (general vicinity is fine as we know you don't want to give away your secret spots), number of points and inch spread (if a buck), weight if known and any other details you find interesting.
On Oct. 30, the River Falls Rotary Club presented a check for $1,000 to representatives of the River Falls Gymnastics Club. The donation was given toward the new facility being built by the gymnastic club. The building will be located just east of River Falls High School on Lilac Avenue, and will open in early 2019. The River Falls Rotary Club meets every Tuesday morning from 7-8 a.m. at Ezekiel Lutheran Church. Breakfast is served and all are welcome to attend. If interested in joining the River Falls Rotary Club, contact Terry at 651-210-5669.