Herald JournalHerald Journal, March 15, 2004

HL Expo set for Sat., March 20

By Lynda Jensen


High energy dance, a purebred pet show, and free breakfast will be featured at the Howard Lake Expo 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday March 20 at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted high school gym.

The public is invited to enjoy free pancakes and sausage, more than 70 booths featuring local businesses, as well as several events.

The highlight will be the Barbara Lee’s dance studio performance from the “Be A Star” team, set for 10 a.m. and noon.

A free breakfast will be served by members of the Howard Lake Business Association from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Visitors are also invited to stop at the Country Store booth to meet purebred dogs that will be rotated throughout the morning, courtesy of the Country Store and Profile Lifestyle feeds.

Breeds scheduled to visit include the K-9 unit “Felony” owned by the Howard Lake Police Dept. and the Great Pyrenees “Boomer,” owned by Bob and Sarah Lea of Cokato, www.milkandhoneyfarm. com.

The Country Store sells a variety of dog food which is designed to be more efficient with a dog’s digestive system. It also means less waste, since dogs leave less mess behind.

Drawings for prizes will be made.

The St. John’s Lutheran Church of Howard Lake confirmation class is hoping to break last year’s record of collecting items for the food shelf.

Last year the seventh and eighth graders collected 2,740 pounds of food, which filled the shelves at the Waverly Community Action Food Shelf. In addition, $9,518 was donated, which included a $2,000 match from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, commented Tom Hammer of St. John’s.

If the students break their last year’s record, it would be the single largest one-time donation to the Wright County Community Action Food Shelf.

The students will be accepting donations of non-perishable goods and cash donations at the expo.

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