Volunteers in shifts get to work building the new playground out at Castle Elementary July 26. The PTO has been fundraising for over two years to replace the 24-year-old playground that was in disrepair.
From left: Joyce Kisch, Barb Bjorkman, Abby Nabben, Geri Barthelmy, Ellen Wier and Sally Wacker. (Submitted photo)
Quilts of Comfort donated to St. Croix Valley Red Cross
Sally Wacker of Lake Elmo recently delivered an amazing gift to the St. Croix Valley Red Cross in Bayport. Sally and her quilters of Christ Lutheran Church in Lake Elmo created beautiful quilts that they donated to the Red Cross victims of local disasters. Our Red Cross volunteers who respond to local fires and other emergencies will be able to present Quilts of Comfort to people who are recent victims of a fire, flood or severe storm in the greater St. Croix Valley.
On June 28, Legacy Dance Studio held the grand opening for their new dance studio at 7157 10th Street in Oakdale. Legacy Dance has been located in Oakdale for over 15 years; previously located in the Oakdale Mall and then The Oaks Business Park.
Two Oakdale sisters and family found the Oakdale Summerfest medallion at Garden Boulevard Park. Pictured are Domenic, Giana, Kelly, Maria, Sophia, and Antonia DiPietro along with Molly and Matt Balshaw.
As part of the Oakdale Fire Department’s 50th anniversary celebration, an essay contest was held. The winner of the “Why I want to be an Oakdale Firefighter when I grow up” contest is Benjamin Grubish, age 2. His essay noted his fascination with