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Oshki Ogimaag Charter School is $3,890 better off this year
thanks to a raffle fundraiser that culminated in the K-1 classroom on
September 4, the first day of school.
This is the first year the school has raised money this way. Five
hundred fifty-eight tickets were sold over the summer, bringing in
The first-place winner, Donna McNamara of Minneapolis, won $2,790 --
half of the revenue from ticket sales. She turned around and donated
$500 of her winnings back to the school. “We are very appreciative!”
said Oshki Ogimaag Director Anna Deschampe.
Deschampe also expressed appreciation to Grand Portage Lodge & Casino
and North Shore Dairy for donating the second- and third-place
prizes. Tony LaRose of the Twin Cities won the second-place prize, a
two-night stay at Hollow Rock Resort. Marie Morrin of Grand Portage
won third prize, a gift certificate for $200 from North Shore Dairy.
The winning tickets were drawn from the drum by the K-1 students.
In addition to ticket sales, individuals and businesses donated $1,100
toward the cause.
Director Anna Deschampe said, “Thank you to everybody who
participated.” She expressed gratitude to Grand Portage Lodge &
Casino, Grand Portage Trading Post, and Joynes Ben Franklin in Grand
Marais for selling tickets, to those who sold tickets at community
events throughout the summer, and to everyone who bought a ticket.
Deschampe hopes that the raffle will become a regular fundraiser for
the school. Up to 2,000 tickets were available this year, for a
potential grand prize of $10,000.
Lola's Bakery Booth at the Radio Waves Music Festival Menu:
Roast Turkey-Green Chile-Cheddar Empanadas
Sweet Potato-Sweet Corn-Chipotle Empanadas
* Includes Roasted Poblano-Lime Cream and Four Pepper Salsa
Apple-Walnut-Cream Cheese Empanadas
Cupcakes in every flavor
And on Sunday Morning: Toni's Cinnamon Buns and Caramel Pecan Buns as well as Bacon-Chive-Cheddar Scones
See you there Saturday from 11am - evening
Sunday from 10am - afternoon!
The 10th annual plein air competition and exhibition will be held Sept. 14 - 30 at the Grand Marais Art Colony. This wonderful event offers something for artists and art lovers alike. Although participants in the Plein Air competition will be painting around the community beginning on September 7, the event kicks off for the general public with an opening reception at the Grand Marais Art Colony on Friday, Sept. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.
What is plein air? It is simply painting outdoors. Artists leave the studio and venture outside to celebrate the unique beauty of the North Shore landscape. Visitors are invited to witness blank canvasses become exquisite moments in local history. An exhibition sale of the week-long competition work will be on display from September 14 - 30 at the Grand Marais Art Colony.
A very interesting part of the event is the Quick Paint set for Sept. 13, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Artist Point. Artists are given 90 minutes to complete a painting. Kjersti Vick of the Art Colony said, “With a shotgun start and the North Shore’s ever-changing weather, it is a spectacle to watch!”
Kids’ plein air instructions will be held Sept. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Harbor Park. “Grandpa David” will teach youth the basics for creating a work of art. Participants are asked to bring a pencil and paper.
Plein Air Grand Marais is a great way to connect with the artistic community of the Grand Marais. Vick said, “The reputation of this festival precedes itself, having become known as the best place to view and purchase a wide variety of local scenic paintings from acclaimed regional and national artists.”
For a detailed schedule of events and more information about Plein Air Grand Marais contact the Grand Marais Art Colony at (218) 387-2737.
Memorial Blood Centers has scheduled a stop to take blood donations in Cook County. Cornerstone Community Church in Grand Marais is sponsoring a blood drive at the church at 1 Cedar Grove Lane in Grand Marais, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12. To schedule a donation time, contact Valerie at (218) 387-9026. According to the Memorial Blood Center, one blood donation can save as many as three lives. You can be a hero to someone through the simple act of donating blood, so call for an appointment today!