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The Rt. Rev. W. Jay Lambert officiated at the dedication and blessing of the new columbarium at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 8. The columbarium and reflection garden project was coordinated by a lay committee of the church which planned the design, construction and landscaping of the addition adjacent to the main church building on County Road UU.
The weather is changing and now is the time to stock up on books for your winter reading while at the same time supporting the neighborhood library. The Friends of the Hudson Library book sale is being held Monday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 28. Friends volunteers will staff the sale during regular library hours. Proceeds from the sale support programs offered by the library.
An exciting new health literacy program is launching this fall, thanks to a partnership linking the Hudson School District with the Hudson Hospital Foundation and the Little Free Library nonprofit organization. All elementary schools in Hudson will receive a customized Little Free Library book sharing box, provided through funds from the Hudson Hospital Foundation. Each little library contains age-appropriate books on healthy-living topics like exercise and nutrition.
BRIDGE for Community Life, a Hudson-based nonprofit organization providing services for youth and adults with disabilities, has established an endowed fund with the St. Croix Valley Foundation. "Establishing an endowment fund to serve individuals in the valley is an important step for BRIDGE," BRIDGE Board chair George Zaske said. "We now have another way for families to support their loved ones, now and in the future."
On Thursday, Sept. 30, the Hudson Area Public Library staff hosted an appreciation lunch for the Friends of the Hudson Library. Hudson Library Director Tina Norris and staff members brought homemade dishes for the meal as a way to recognize and thank the Friends for all of their hard work and many contributions. The lunch was a big success with approximately 25 members of the Friends group attending and enjoying themselves.
Hero K9 has announced that an equipment grant was awarded to the Hudson Police Department for their K-9 Badger. A door pop and heat alarm system and K-9 medical kit will be provided to the agency at no cost, thanks to the generosity and support of Kelly and Greg Yocom.
Hudson Volleyball Association will hold tryouts for girls 11-14 years old on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Hudson High School east gym. Check-in time 7:30 a.m. On-line pre-registration is a $25 non-refundable fee, day of tryouts registration is $40. Tryouts include a T-shirt. Bring appropriate shoes, shorts and water bottle.
President Trump drained the swamp, then filled it up with millionaires and billionaires. The President, Vice President, Trump family and White House cabinet members are continuing to live their rich lifestyles but now they're off the backs of the taxpayers. There has been no limit to the spending and to their extravagance. Where are their morals?
Cold weather is around the corner, and so are the Basics for Local Kids coat give away events for kids in need. While this is the first year the organization is hosting a distribution event in Hudson, they have served over 2,000 western Wisconsin kids to date by offering gently used and new coats, boots, snow pants, hats, mittens and gloves. Inventory to give away is made possible through community members, churches, businesses and organizations.
BRIDGE For Community Life's tastiest fundraiser, the sixth annual Hudson Burger Battle, is back again. Local restaurants Big Guy's BBQ Roadhouse, Club 304, Dick's Bar & Grill, Seasons Tavern, and Stone Tap will compete in this year's Burger Battle to determine the best burger in town. Every year the anticipation grows to try the restaurants' delicious and unique burgers all in support of BRIDGE For Community Life.