A waning membership brought the Wadena Area Volunteers (WAVe) to decide to dissolve recently.

WAVe was originally the women Jaycees, then joined up with the Women of Today. After a move away from that group, WAVe sprung up in 2002. It largely consisted of professional women, juggling work, family and giving back.

The group most recently was involved in the Family Fun Day during June Jubilee, serving food and providing crafts and games, and at Santa's Secret Shop, a shop that allows kids to come shop for parents or siblings.

The group noted that they "immensely enjoyed serving our community."

Look for future news on Santa's Secret Shop as another group has stepped in to take over that volunteering opportunity.