The Hudson Area Backpack Program is expanding from a biweekly to a weekly schedule for food distributions. So far this school year, the Backpack Program is serving approximately 140 students attending Hudson public or private schools, and their families. The Backpack Program's mission is to provide food to students and families experiencing food insecurity by providing access to food resources. Until 2018, the Backpack Program, in coordination with Hudson churches, provided the food in backpacks sent home with students every other week during the school year.
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The upbeat musical comedy "Sister Act," with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, is based on the popular Touchstone Pictures motion picture by the same name, written by Joseph Howard and starring Whoopi Goldberg. Performances will be given Nov. 2-25 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Aspiring diva Deloris Van Cartier is trying to work her way to the top of the 1970s Philadelphia disco scene.
The Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties will hold an annual fundraising event 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at the River Falls Golf Course. The "Heart Matters Gala" includes music by Chris Silver who entertains audiences with a blending of roots, jazz, blues and bluegrass. The evening will also include a live auction, door prizes, appetizers, dessert, socializing and cash bar.
Marijuana ain't hay TO THE EDITOR In view of Canada's unbelievable sanctioning the recreational use of marijuana, I think that we ought to pause for station identification and look at some reality. I remember the days when smoking tobacco was classified by my medical association and the general public as harmless. This was done for economic and not scientific reasons.
The annual Hilltop Pumpkin Party, organized by the I-94 Business Alliance of the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, was held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at YMCA Camp DayCroix. The Hilltop Pumpkin Party is an annual free event for area children and their families. The day featured business booths, a petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin decorating, storytimes, games, trick-or-treating and a costume contest for children.
A Memorial Wall was recently dedicated in the peaceful memorial garden area of the Bethel Lutheran Church Highlands Campus. The memorial garden project began in 2009, when the Gifts & Memorial Committee was asked to look into the possibility of a columbarium at Bethel. Once it was determined to be a viable idea, Todd Halunen, a Bethel member and landscape architect, made a plan for the site.
Young singers in the Hudson area and St. Croix River Valley are invited to join The River City Chorale Youth Choir for its fall/winter season. The Youth Choir is open to children in grades 3-6. Rehearsals will be 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays starting Oct. 30 and will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine St., Hudson. The Youth Choir will perform along with the RCC Christmas Chorale and the RCC Ensemble Singers at two concerts at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Faith Community Church in Hudson.
After more than a year of learning, practicing and studying, Hudson FFA's Floriculture team will represent the state of Wisconsin at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27. The team is comprised of Rachel Ball, Emma Filipiak and Emily Larsen, juniors at Hudson High School, and Lizzie Schousek, a freshman studying plant science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.