Community

Get all your Community information here! There's information on school including a link to Maple Lake Public Schools, area obituaries, and links to various places in the Maple Lake Community. You will also find a link to the Friends of the Maple Lake Library and Maple Chamber of Commerce.  If you have anything happening in the community and would like these programs and/or events to show up in our "Community" Section of our Messenger, e-mail your information to news@maplelakemessenger.com.  Please make sure to check out our Community section of the Messenger which usually shows up in pages 4-6 of the newspaper.

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Snowcoming set for Jan. 31-Feb. 4

Snowcoming at Maple Lake High School has been set for the week of Jan. 31 through Feb. 4. Dress up days for the week will be as follows: Monday, Pajama Day; Tuesday, Twin/Super Hero Day; Wednesday, Ugly Sweater Day; Thursday, Pink Out Day; and Friday, Spirit Day. Pink Out Day and Spirit Day will both feature efforts to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. At the Thursday evening girls’ basketball game, spectators are invited to wear pink, the color of the effort to defeat breast cancer. At the boys’ basketball game on Friday, spectators are invited to wear black to symbolize the effort to black out cancer. All funds raised from special activities at both games will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Other Snowcoming activities include crowning of kings and queens in grades 7th through 12th, a dance, a Friday pep fest and the Battle of the Grade, which will feature daily events such as a ping pong tourney, a basketball shootout and a trivia contest.

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06
Sep

Post Prom Committee to host VFW dinner

The Post Prom Party Committee will be hosting a dinner at the Maple Lake VFW on Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 5–7 p.m. There will be a choice of pork chops, chicken strips or 21 shrimp. All proceeds support the 2011 Post Prom Party.  
The Post Prom Party Committee will be hosting a dinner at the Maple Lake VFW on Wednesday, Feb. 2, from 5–7 p.m. There will be a choice of pork chops, chicken strips or 21 shrimp. All proceeds support the 2011 Post Prom Party.  
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Sep

Pops Concert set for Mar. 14

Students from Maple Lake Public Schools and St. Timothy’s School who are involved in the band will be performing in the annual Pops Concert on Monday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. It will incorporate every band in the 6-12 ages including the jazz ensemble. There will be food, beverages, prizes and fun. There will also be a grand prize giveaway of a group of four Minnesota Wild game tickets with a parking pass. 
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06
Sep

Speech team takes 5th at Becker

The Maple Lake Speech team took 5th at the Becker Bulldog invitational on Saturday, February 19. Lauren Nelson was crowned champion in Discussion. Others placing for the Irish were Ebony Ortiz, Honorable Mention in Creative Expression; Jenna Anderson and Amber Dale, 6th place in Duo Interpretation; Robby Olsen and Ben Brinza, honorable mention in Duo Interpretation; Jackson Triplett, 6th place in Great Speeches; Megan Bruns, Honorable Mention in Serious Poetry. Head coach Eric Meyer was presented with the Bulldog Invitational Excellence in Coaching award. Next up, the Irish head to Dassel-Cokato Saturday, February 26.
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06
Sep

Feb. 24 is Reading Fun Night

On February 24, Maple Lake Elementary School will be hosting the annual Reading Fun Night from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Guests may hear award winning picture books read aloud by school staff, students, and community members. Volunteers will also be doing face painting. Prior to the start of Reading Fun Night, PIE (Partners in Education) will be offering a spaghetti dinner from 4:45-6:15 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
On February 24, Maple Lake Elementary School will be hosting the annual Reading Fun Night from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Guests may hear award winning picture books read aloud by school staff, students, and community members. Volunteers will also be doing face painting. Prior to the start of Reading Fun Night, PIE (Partners in Education) will be offering a spaghetti dinner from 4:45-6:15 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
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06
Sep

St. Tim's Scrapbooking Weekend Feb. 25-27

St. Timothy’s Home and School Association is offering a Scrapbooking and Crafts Weekend at St. Timothy’s School. The fun begins on Friday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. and runs ‘til midnight. Scrapbookers can return on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. until midnight. Sunday, Feb. 27, scrapbooking and crafts will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon. All of the meals served will be potluck. To register fill out the form located on the St. Tim’s website: www.churchofsttimothy.org/school
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Sep

College information meeting set for Feb. 28

There will be a college financial aid information session and junior parent college information meeting on Monday, February 28, at Maple Lake High School. The financial aid session will be led by Valerie Knopp, financial aid administrator from St. Cloud State University. She will provide information on paying for college along with detailed directions on completing the Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a great opportunity for parents to get answers to college financing questions. The financial aid meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center.
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06
Sep

College information meeting set for Feb. 28

There will be a college financial aid information session and junior parent college information meeting on Monday, February 28, at Maple Lake High School. The financial aid session will be led by Valerie Knopp, financial aid administrator from St. Cloud State University. She will provide information on paying for college along with detailed directions on completing the Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a great opportunity for parents to get answers to college financing questions. The financial aid meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the high school media center.
Fri
06
Sep

Speech team takes 5th at Becker

The Maple Lake Speech team took 5th at the Becker Bulldog invitational on Saturday, February 19. Lauren Nelson was crowned champion in Discussion. Others placing for the Irish were Ebony Ortiz, Honorable Mention in Creative Expression; Jenna Anderson and Amber Dale, 6th place in Duo Interpretation; Robby Olsen and Ben Brinza, honorable mention in Duo Interpretation; Jackson Triplett, 6th place in Great Speeches; Megan Bruns, Honorable Mention in Serious Poetry. Head coach Eric Meyer was presented with the Bulldog Invitational Excellence in Coaching award. Next up, the Irish head to Dassel-Cokato Saturday, February 26.

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