Thursday, September 27, 2012

Spooner Advocate Column- September 27,2012

Good morning folks. I am sure that there  are a lot of folks sad to see their gardens being taken down by colder weather. I have heard that some people are covering things and then I hear that some people have gone out and harvested everything that could be taken. Either way it is usually a busy time for all the canners out there. I hope all your food prepping is going along smoothly. I am sure you will be happy once it is all done. If you have extra produce why not share it with a neighbor, or take it to a senior center- it will sure put a smile on their face.

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.

I see that the store is now open in Springbrook.CONGRATS for getting all the work done and getting it opened. A lot of hard work went into redoing this building, so I hope we as a community will be supporting this business.

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.
 Mark your calendar- the 1st annual Octoberfest is coming to Shell Lake October 13- 5pm- 11 pm. Sounds like they are going to have brat sliders, sauerkraut, pretzels. All you can eat Bavarian Waffles. Live polka band with dancing, of course beer and other refreshments. For more information email or go to their website
HEY ALL YOU QUILTERS! The 6th Annual Falling Leaves Shop Hop is going on NOW Sept. 21-29, 2012 9-5 pm. All Shops ( Excluding Osseo ) will be open Sunday Sep 23 from 12-3 pm.
Fall Theme Quilt- Receive a free block pattern and fabric to make the block when you visit each shop. Finishing Kits are available.
Grand Prizes- Janome 6600, Gift Certificates, Gift Baskets, Drawings & More
Visit all the participating Shops! Busy Bobbin (Rice Lake), The Calico Shoppe (Eau Claire), Pins and Needles (St. Croix Falls), Quilt Yard (Osseo), Sew Little Time (Hudson), Thimbles (Trego)

Also I wanted to say that it was nice to meet Marge Ruid at the Knitting Extravaganza acouple weekends ago. It is always fun too meet people that live in my area and have similiar interest as me. Just a reminder if  you are a beginner or would like to have someone to knit with Northwinds Book and Fiber, in Spooner has a drop in class every Wednesday from 2 until 4:30. Northwinds also have some great classes scheduled for the Fall. If you missed the September 25th  Miss Jane’s Hat class at Northwinds Book and Fiber there are other classes to get signed up for go check out their website or just stop in and ask what is coming up. They would be happy to help you out.  Any questions please give the store a call 715-635-6811 or go to their website

That is all that I have this time for you. Please let me know if you have any info that you would like shared with the community. 


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