Giving Back

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If you find yourself with some free time on your hands once the kids head back to school, consider volunteering with the White Bear Area Senior Program which is committed to providing support and care for our local seniors.

We all know it’s January, but you might want to get your golf clubs out of storage and start warming up your swing. Why? Because the first weekend in February will mark the ninth year of White Bear Lake’s Bear’ly Open, a charity golf event—on the ice.

Solid Ground, the nonprofit organization that aims to reduce homelessness in the area, is once again hosting its annual Santa Shop.

When the second of Brenda Farrell’s four children left for college in 2013, Farrell struggled with how best to fill the void.

Sometimes giving back is a personal mantra. And sometimes, as is the case with Hallberg Engineering, it’s a company culture that starts at the top and filters down to all the employees.

“It was very fun to play at my daughter’s school,” says Katy Vernon about performing at the Matoska Music Festival, a fundraiser for the annual fourth-

Folks took to the White Bear Country Inn for an evening of merriment to raise funds for Lakeshore Players Theatre.

Asked why a golf tournament was chosen for the annual fundraiser, Nancy Roth of the White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation (WBLAEF) says, “Golf is very popular around the area, so it seemed to be a good idea.” Proof she was on to something

Billy McLaughlin and Katy Vernon took the stage at this fun, music-filled event that raised funds for the fourth-grade students to attend camp free of charge this summer.

The frozen White Bear Lake was transformed into an icy golf course for the BEAR’ly Open golf tournament, which raises funds for the White Bear Lake Emergency Food Shelf. Visitors included St. Paul Winter Carnival royalty.

For the 29th year, the White Bear Lake Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) PTA is hosting a fundraising garage sale at Otter Lake Elementary on April 18. The sale features items such as kids’ clothing, toys, books and movies, as well as maternity clothing for moms-to-be.