Thursday, September 20, 2012

Spooner Advocate Column- September 20, 2012

Good morning neighbors. I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the warmer weather. Sounds and feels like we are going to be cool for at least a couple days. Cool weather sure does makes you feel that Fall is in the air. I also see that there are a lot of apple orchards and pumpkin patches open for business. Fall is a favorite season of mine that is for sure! I love to go to the apple orchards, get apples to make apple pies or apple sauce. We always go to Mommsen’s Pumpkin Patch, Rice Lake in the fall. We love to see the animals, get pumpkins and of course our first glasses of hot apple cider. Do you and your family have any fall traditions? It is never too late to start a fall tradition, and it could be just some friends getting together to do something fun. Anyone have a tradition that they would like to tell us about?

Another tradition that I try to get to ever year is the Knitting and Crocheting Extravaganza that is held in Frederic, WI every year in September. I was suppose to carpool with Sherrine Whalley and of course I messed that up, sorry Sherrine. So I was so happy to see that she made it to the event and was actually there before me! Sherrine introduced me to another knitter in the group from our area and for the life of me I can’t remember her name. It was good too see that people will attend an event even if it is not in their neighborhood, it’s a great way to meet new people! This year was a great show- lots of demos, great vendors, a fashion show. Shelley Staeven had a wonderful presentation on her mission trip to Poland. Shelley and her family not only helped do some building at the camp, but also taught knitting to both young and old alike. It was great too see that wherever you go there are obstacles such as language or culture but knowing something as simple as knitting can bring you close to a person and create a bond that goes beyond anything imaginable! I was very touched by the presentation and will look at knitting with a new perspective. Konnie Didlo and all her helpers did a wonderful job of putting on the event, thanks so much! I know it is a lot of work to putting something together every year but we sure do appreciate that you put such a great show together.

If you are a beginner or would like to have someone to knit with Northwinds Book and Fiber, Spooner has a drop in class every Wednesday from 2 until 4:30. Northwinds also have some great classes scheduled for the Fall. September 25th they are holding a Miss Jane’s Hat class from 5:30 to 7:30, the pattern for this hat is from the new Jane Austin magazine that is out. In this magazine the patterns are all inspired by Jane Austin, any Jane Austin fans out there? I have to say I saw this magazine and it is on my want list! Any questions please give the store a call 715-635-6811 or go to their website

Fiber Functions Yarns is having their Fall Open House on October 6 and 7th, 2012. Audrey Anderson is the wonderful lady who owns the shop, she has an open house the first weekend of October every year. She carries knitting and weaving supplies, has classes that you can register for, an awesome variety of yarns that she carries! I love to go to her shop as she carries alot of wool, artistian yarns and I am in love with the nettle yarn she carries as well. She is a wealth of information and would love to hear from you if you are having problems get some yarn or with something you are making. Fiber Functions Yarn is located at 682 263rd Avenue, Frederic 715-472-8276. Now don't let the location scare you away from goint to the shop, it is well worth the trip. Also Audrey does mail order and will open if you schedule a time to come out. The easiest way from our location is to go from Rice Lake on 48 west towards Luck. Any questions give Audrey a call.

Flu shots are being offered in Washburn County. The flu shot clinic will be held at the Shell Lake Senior Center, 118 4th Avenue on Wednesday September 26, from 11am to 1 pm. The senior centers are open for ages 3 and up, the cost is $25 and insurance as well as credit cards are taken.

The Springbrook VFW Post 10568 is having a Gun raffle. Raffle tickets are $1 donation it 6 for $5. There are 5 top prizes, 3 of which are guns, the fourth and fifth prize are $100 cash. The Gun raffle prizes will be awarded November 21,2012 so you still have time to get your raffle tickets. They are also collected unopened, new toys for the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” program. Put it on your calendar- October 12 Les Millard will be over at the VFW Canteen hosting Karaoke from 6-9 pm. If you have any questions feel free to give them a call at 715-766-2128, they open at 3pm on the weekdays and noon on weekends. As always everyone is invited to come to the community potluck every Wednesday 5-6 pm, please bring a dish to share.

Thats the news I have for everyone. Please let me know if you have anything to share. I know there has to be some bazaars, Church dinners or something going on out there. Please let your community know so that we can come out and support your event.  
Enjoy the cooler weather.

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