Area Briefs 9/11/13

UWWC-E seeks event volunteers

The United Way of Washington County-East in Stillwater and United Way St. Croix Valley in Hudson are teaming up for the fall United Way fundraising campaign kickoff event and are looking for volunteers to participate in a photo shoot Saturday in Stillwater.
The event, called “Hands across the River,” is a photo opportunity featuring 200 volunteers joining hands on the sidewalk across the Stillwater Lift Bridge at 10 a.m. Saturday.
More volunteers are needed to participate in the photo with United Way board members and their families. Volunteers receive a free t-shirt, complimentary lunch from Cub Foods and a chance to help raise awareness of the United Way in our communities. Email Jessica at [email protected] to learn how to get involved.
The event is sponsored by Andersen Corp., Bremer Bank, Cub Foods and Xcel Energy. They are providing funds to bus volunteers to the bridge, lunch after the photo shoot and t-shirts. A light lunch is served at Stillwater Junior High School after the photo shoot.

Sale benefits ECFC, Second Harvest

BAYTOWN TOWNSHIP — Munchkin Markets brings its consignment sale of children’s items to the Washington County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday, sale organizers announced.
Consignors can earn 65 to 80 percent of their items selling prices and parents can save money purchasing pre-owned and new items at the sale. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. There is a $1 admission fee Saturday, or shoppers get free admission by bringing a non-perishable food donation to Second Harvest. There is no admission fee Sunday and free parking is available both days.
Along with food donations to Second Harvest, Munchkin Market will also raise funds for the ISD 834 Early Childhood Family Center program.
Munchkin Market items are screened for quality and organized like a retail store with clothing hung up and sorted by size and gender. Shoppers will find thousands of items including clothing in sizes preemie to big kid 14, strollers, high chairs, exersaucers, swings, books, DVDs, toys and more all at prices 40 to 90 percent off retail.
Visit the site for more information about the consignment sales.

Chamber Open tees off Monday

The Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Open” golf tournament and fundraiser tees off Monday at the Oak Glen Golf Course in Stillwater.
Registration for both the public and chamber members is 11 a.m. with a shotgun tee-off at 12:30 p.m.
“Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a great day of golfing and networking,” said golf committee chairman John Ruiz.
Silver Sponsors include, Oak Glen G.C., First State Bank and Trust, Lakeview Health, Minuteman Press, Paul McCarthy–State Farm, Century Power Equipment and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. In addition, Stillwater Motors sponsors a hole-in-one contest where golfers have a chance to win a car.
The Chamber Open is an annual event for the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. Visit or call 651-439-4001 for more information.

‘Hops for Health’ at Lift Bridge Brewery

Join Lakeview Health from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Lift Bridge Brewery for appetizers and a chance to talk with Stillwater Medical Group specialists about men’s health issues.
Blood pressure and hearing checks and blood sugar tests are also offered at the event.
SMG specialists include:

  • Urology: Drs. David Henly, and Thomas Stormont;
  •  Pulmonary/Sleep Medicine: Drs. Sara Erickson and  Mustafa Ucer and Lindsay Fredricksen, CNP;
  •  Sports Medicine: Dr. Ronald Yee, ;
  • General Surgery: Drs. Kevin Bjork and Eric Saterbak;
  • Audiology: Dr. Jennifer Reynolds.

For more information visit

Cool cars rev up fundraiser
Cool cars like this one will be in River Falls, Wis., Sept. 21 for the 4th Annual Car and Truck Show benefitting the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program. The show is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features a cupcake bowl, $5 haircuts from Great Clips and free Yo-Jo’s coffee for car owners from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Visitors also get a chance to crush a vehicle and guess when a running motor without oil will blow. Car registration is $15 and a free lunch is available for owners of the first 275 vehicles. Visit for a registration form SCVRJP addresses issues of teenage driving, underage alcohol consumption and impaired driving.