Homecoming II

[Wall of Wine, sponsored by Westside Liquor and Coborn’s Cashwise.]

After the Hall of Fame luncheon on Friday afternoon, all went home, changed attire to something allegedly 50’s-retro, and came back to the Ballroom that evening to celebrate the 3rd annual  Jeans and Jewels event for members of the Education Foundation’s (EF) 206 Club (for School District 206 – one can be a member for an annual contribution of a mere $206 (or more) – come on, you can do it!).  There were many silent auctions and several lotteries.  Our unofficial crowd estimator thought we had over 150 attendees, which would have been a new record, but we’d like to increase that by 100 per year!

[Marlene Braun represented our table well by winning an opal ring!]

[I can say without fear of retribution that I was able to attract 5 new members (I think) to the 206 Club this year – many were even at this table!]

[Jill Wagner (daughter of the internationally-known, Flying Finn, and EF board member) and Judy Backhaus (EF board member) did a great job hosting Jeans & Jewels – kudos to them and the whole committee – Lori Canavati, Christine Reilly, Amy Wensman (EF board member), and Maureen Winger – for the event.]

[All the jewelry winners! (Sponsored by Diekman’s Jewelry)]

[The Marlenes, Lorsung and Braun.]

[The supervisor shows Deb and Paul Trumm her non-winning bottle from the Wall of Wine.]

[Joni Jacobson had the winner!]

(Deb Trumm hopes her password wins the computer under the watchful eye of EF board member, Macaille Hafner.]

[Jill attempts her password.]

[EF Chair, Heidi Ryan, attempts her password.]

[And the winner is . . . Mike Scarborough! (Sponsored by Walmart, State Farm Insurance and Supt. Terry Quist)]

[And all the winners, including Kyle Diekman for a 42″ flatscreen TV sponsored by Cullen’s Home Center.]

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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