News briefs - Aug. 27
'Cooking Safely for a Crowd' workshop to be offered A workshop intended for people who plan, prepare or serve food at large group events will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The workshop "Cooking Safely for a Crowd" will be he...
'Cooking Safely for a Crowd' workshop to be offered
A workshop intended for people who plan, prepare or serve food at large group events will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.
The workshop "Cooking Safely for a Crowd" will be held at the St. Ann Catholic Church Parish Hall, 514 1st Street SE in Wadena.
Registrations are requested by Sept. 10. To register, contact Barb at St Ann's at (218) 631-1593 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . The cost of the workshop is $5 or a maximum of $25 per group.
The workshop will include handouts, refreshments, door prizes and a certificate of attendance for participants. Changes in the Minnesota law (effective August 2011) requires food safety training for people who cook and serve food at some faith-based and community events. This workshop will satisfy the requirements of the 2011 "Church Lady Law."
Anyone who plans, prepares or serves food at large group events should attend this training. The food supply has changed and everyone needs to change the ways they handle foods. Food comes from all over the world and new, stronger bacteria and viruses are finding their way into foods. Also, food handling for large events is different than home cooking. It is important that people who prepare, handle or serve food know and practice safe food handling techniques.
Workshop instructor will be University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety Educator - retired with information from local Environmental Sanitarians of the Minnesota Department of Health.
Contact Barb at (218) 631-1593 or Rose at (218) 631-3142 with questions or for more information.
Voice of Democracy essay contest offered to area students
The Wadena VFW Post 3922 and its Auxiliary are again sponsoring the annual Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy essay/scholarship contests for students in Bertha-Hewitt, Sebeka, Staples-Motley, Verndale and Wadena-Deer Creek Schools.
Entries must be submitted to school contact persons by Monday, Oct. 26.
The Patriot's Pen essay contest encourages area seventh and eighth grade students to write a 300-400 word essay discussing the topic "What Freedom Means to Me." The top national prize is $5,000; local prizes will also be awarded at each participating school.
The Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is open to students in grades 9-12. Entrants must prepare and record on CD (preferred) or cassette a 3-5 minute speech on the topic "My Vision for America." The top national prize is $30,000; local prizes will also be awarded at each participating school.
Information and entry forms will be available at local schools. Interested students may also call Ruth Clark at (218) 631-1035.
Princess Warrior 5K registration has started
The annual Princess Warrior 5K Run, Walk, Roll, Stroll or Crawl is set for Saturday, Sept. 26. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the race begins at 10 a.m. at Tapley Park in southwest Wadena.
Early registration must be postmarked by Sept. 4. Registration information can be found at www.janefiemeyerprincesswarrior.com .
Come dressed in your favorite princess/prince attire. Bikes are welcome for young children.
The day is meant to honor Jane Fiemeyer's memory and raise money to help her wishes come true.