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Robbie’s weekend in the limelight

My sweetie, Robbie Wigley, was in the limelight a bit this weekend.

Robbie Wigley - Melaleuca convention 2013 (photo by Vicki Dilley)20130505_061245

Left: She got an award at the Melaleuca convention in Salt Lake City. Among the hundreds of Senior Directors, she was third in customer retention for the year.

Right: She was in a photo on the front page of yesterday’s Northfield News in a story about the Clothes Closet at the Community Action Center of Northfield where she volunteers.

Friday night at the Cow: patrons get popcorn, New Moon Trio gets a new voice, CAC gets some donations

Contented Cow's new popcorn machine Hannah Button-Harrison with the New Moon Trio Hannah Button-Harrison

Optimum Trajectory at the Contented Cow Northfield Community Action Center Optimum Trajectory at the Contented Cow
The crowd at the Contented Cow got a treat last night:

Community Action Center gets a facelift

Peter Schmelzer of Vivus Architecture has a blog post titled Community Action Center Looking Good:

Vivus Architecture on CAC revampWith our help, the Northfield Community Action Center is getting a face lift!

This is the Clothes Closet’s expanded sales area, with new changing rooms, additional housewares display, new carpet and a fresh coat of paint. It will be more hospitable to guests and more functional for staff, volunteers, and donors.

The Food Shelf is also undergoing some changes…

See the CAC blog, too.

Crazy! Team Coldwell Banker South Metro hugs for the food shelf

A team of realtors from Coldwell Banker South Metro has set up a hugging tent on Division St. to raise money for the Food Shelf at the Community Action Center during today’s Craze Daze.  For every passerby who gets (in my case, “reluctantly consents to”) a hug from a team member, they put one of their own dollars (raised from staff contributions this week) into the food shelf fundraising jar.  Of course, you can put your dollars in the jar, too.

Jim Blaha, Ed Kuhlman, Larry Defries, Jeanette Nelson, Arlen Malecha free hugs, Coldwell Banker South Metro free hugs, Coldwell Banker South Metro Ed Kuhlman hugging a reluctant Griff Wigley 
When I stopped by at 8:15, Jim Blaha, Executive Director of the Northfield Community Action Center, was their poster child.  Hug dispensers included (left photo, L to R, Ed Kuhlman, Larry Defries, Jeanette Nelson, Arlen Malecha.

CAC’s Christmas Sharing program serves 363 families with 889 children

We got this via email yesterday from Doug Peterson, retired Northfield Public Schools guidance counselor.

Doug Peterson Northfield held its Christmas Sharing program this week that involves a large number of  residents. The idea of giving to others in the community started about 40 years ago when Mary Dyer-Bennet and friends collected used toys to be distributed by the Northfield Police Department. This year the expanded project served 363 families with 889 children.

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