New Richmond News
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, New Richmond families are expressing their gratitude by giving back. Residents are filling shoeboxes with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.
New Richmond's Haley Beukema recently competed in the Youth Fitting Contest at the ninth annual World Dairy Expo in Madison. Despite it being her first time competing, Beukema placed first in the Intermediate Female division. A total of 34 contestants from 12 U.S. states, two Canadian provinces and Germany, ranging in age from 14-21 years old competed. The contestants were given one hour to prepare an animal to show-ready quality.
It has become a yearly tradition for St. Croix and Polk counties to combat homelessness together through a silent auction event. R&D Catering/Ready Randy's in New Richmond will open its doors Nov. 17 to host the annual silent auction and wine, beer and spirit tasting event with proceeds going to Grace Place and Serenity Home shelters. Gather some friends and join this group of volunteers on Nov. 17, from 6-9:30 p.m. There will be wine, beer and spirit samples, appetizers, desserts and of course games and music by the KarJackers!
The New Richmond Middle School, along with Somerset and St. Croix Central school districts, will be among many area schools to host Veterans Day ceremonies and programs in the coming week. New Richmond
The City of New Richmond has implemented Alert New Richmond, an emergency alert and notification service available to anyone who lives, works, travels through, or visits New Richmond. The system will be used to send alerts to the public during emergencies, utility disruptions, road closures, major traffic incidents, etc., as well as provide important community updates. After signing up online, individuals can choose to receive alerts via text message, email, and/or voice message (landline or mobile phone).
River Falls Area Hospital, together with United Way St. Croix Valley, is offering a Mental Health First Aid class designed to help students identify, understand, and respond to signs of addiction and mental illnesses. The day-long class will be held Nov. 13, on the River Falls Area Hospital campus.
It is that time of year when Holiday Angels start flying. Holiday Angels is designed to provide gifts to children in need who live in the St. Croix Central School District during the holiday season. The program is supported by the Roberts and Hammond Lions Clubs, along with other area organizations. One hundred percent of donations go directly to helping children.
All New Richmond School District children ages 2 years and 9 months to 5 years old (whether new to the district or those who have not previously attended) are invited to Child Development Days Nov. 15 and 16 at WITC Conference Center (1019 S. Knowles Ave.) Parents and caregivers can have their children take part in a child development review, vision and hearing screening and learn about community resources.
The fourth annual Thanksgiving Box Meal Giveaway is up and running again. Those interested in signing up for the giveaway can do so at Five Loaves Food Shelf in New Richmond (14 W. Third St.), by calling 715-246-5255, or online at FeedNewRichmond.com.