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Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club is proud to award the October Students of the Month to Jacob Krusell and Mason Holum for their outstanding contribution to academics, extracurricular activities and community service. Mason Holum Mason Holum is a senior at Hudson High School and lifelong resident of Hudson. He is the son of Jamison Holum and Jason Holum. His brother is a Raider alumni and is now a sophomore at the University of Minnesota. His dad works for State Farm Insurance, and is mom is a teacher at Hudson High School and the girls track head coach.
Monroe Crossing Monroe Crossing, an acclaimed bluegrass and gospel quintet, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, sponsored by Hudson Neighbors magazine. This popular ensemble plays an upbeat blend of classic and traditional bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their tight harmonies, sharp arrangements and onstage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States, Canada and Europe. Tickets are $28 for adults and $21 for students any age. Side stage seating has been made available because of the demand.
The annual Operation HELP Christmas Campaign for Kids is a cooperative effort between the organization and sponsors from throughout the community working together to provide gifts for children, from infants and toddlers through high school. The only requirements is that the family lives in the Hudson School District.
Valerie Jardin will be the speaker at this month's Western Wisconsin Photography Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson. Jardin's presentation will focus on "Photo Stories," an intimate insight into her thought and creative process from visualization to capture, as she takes you on a photo walk through a series of photographs. Why did she choose black and white over color? What aperture and why? What was the intent behind the choice of focal point? And much more.
Hudson Noon Rotary Club is proud to honor September Hudson High School Students of the Month Sun Li Batten and George bond for their outstanding contribution to academics, extracurricular activities and community service. Sun Li Batten HHS student Sun Li Batten is the daughter of Janette Batten and Steve Batten. She has one sister, Mei Lin Batten, age 19. Sun Li is a senior captain on the girls swimming and diving varsity team and a member of Student Council, HOSA, National Honor Society and Students Against Drunk Driving.
For more than three decades Operation HELP has been helping provide a happy holiday season to area families in need of assistance. The annual Operation HELP Christmas Campaign for Kids is a cooperative effort between the organization and sponsors from throughout the community working together to provide gifts for children, from infants and toddlers through high school. The only requirement is that the family live in the Hudson School District.
Davina and the Vagabonds Davina and the Vagabonds will perform in concert on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage.
Betty Brandt Passick is an Iowa native who relocated to the Twin Cities in the 1980s, long after endless black loamy corn fields, waves of prairie grasses and glorious sunrises had left their indelible imprint. The result: her books are infused with earthy soul, faith-isms and Midwestern values. "Gangster in Our Midst" (2017) is her third book. Passick will hold a meet and greet noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Chapter 2 Books, 226 Locust St., Hudson
Cold weather is here, and so are the Basics for Local Kids coat events. BLK offers gently used and new coats, boots, snow pants, hats, mittens and gloves to kids in need. Over 3,000 western Wisconsin kids have been served since 2010. Winter-wear is made possible through donations by community members, churches, businesses and organizations.
Girl Scout Ambassador Piper Dutton, a 2018 graduate of Hudson High School who is pursuing a degree at Hamline University, recently completed her Gold Award project.