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The Edgar Book Club will discuss “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” by Fredrik Backman on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 11:30 a.m.
Briona Lang, Edgar, graduated in May 2019 with a degree in radiologic science from UWOshkosh.
Edgar Elementary School will host a Halloween-themed Boo Bash as a Family Fun Night Thursday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. in the Edgar High School gymnasium.
Make a Difference Day
Edgar Elementary School students participated in a number of Make a Difference Day activities this year. They included making a banner for a children’s hospital in Iowa, bringing a holiday project to the Heidi apartments, sending thank you cards to school bus drivers, collecting hygiene items for the Circle of Joy, playing games with residents at Copper Leaf Assisted Living, Marathon, and raking leaves for local residents.
St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Avenue, Edgar, will host a soup luncheon benefit on Sunday, Nov. 10, following the church service (approximately 11:30 a.m.). Featured will be four (or more) kinds of soups along with cheese, crackers, desserts, coffee and milk.
Although the soup luncheon is free, donations will be accepted and proceeds will go to the Vizinga Village in Choma, Zambia, for drilling of a well. This village is suffering one of their worst droughts in over 100 years. In consecutive years, the rainy seasons have not yielded enough rain to grow neither maize, nor other vegetables necessary for daily sustenance in southern Africa.
This is a Thrivent Action Team project. All members of the community are invited to share in this event.
Adults are invited Monday, Nov. 18, 6-7 p.m. to the Edgar Edgar Branch Public Library for a monthly night of crafting.
Attendees can make jar art by painting glass jars so that they resemble different autumn creatures. All supplies will be provided.
This event is free and open to adults only. For more information, call 715-352-3155.
The Edgar Womens Club will hold a bake sale at the Advantage Community Bank on Friday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to high school scholarships.
Edgar Public School will host the 33rd annual Whitetail Night on Monday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Featured speaker will be Brent Lerch, owner of Hunts Remembered Taxidermy, Wausau. The event will include a presentation by a DNR warden on hunting laws, a raffl e, door prizes, refreshments, cheese and sausage.
Everyone is invited to bring in deer mounts, unusual antlers, pictures and equipment (but not guns).
Walk In Their Shoes
Two Medal of Honor recipients will be featured speakers at a Walk In Their Shoes event at UW-Stevens Point/Wausau on Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The speakers will be Gary Wetzel and Kenneth Stumpf. The event will be a fundraiser for the Never Forgotten Honor Flights.
Wetzel joined the Army from Milwaukee at age 18, and by January 8, 1968, was a Private First Class serving as a door gunner in the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company. On that day, near Ap Dong An, Vietnam, his helicopter was shot down and the survivors, including Wetzel, came under heavy enemy fire. Severely wounded by an explosion which nearly severed his left arm, he continued to man his machine gun and help other injured soldiers. Wetzel survived his wounds, although his left arm had to be amputated.
Stumpf joined the Army from Milwaukee and by April 25, 1967, was serving as a Specialist Four in Company C, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. On that day, near Duc Pho in Vietnam, Stumpf rescued three wounded comrades despite heavy fire and single-handedly disabled an enemy bunker.
There will be a book signing and tshirt sale after the event.
The 24th annual Edgar Holiday Parade will be held Sunday, Nov. 3, 12:30 p.m. on CTH H between Oak Street Park and Stark’s Floral, Edgar. Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with children at Stark’s Floral following the parade. This year’s new parade entry is “Hey Diddle Diddle.” Workers are needed for the parade. Donations of bars or cookies will be appreciated. Costumes are still available for parade participants.
For more parade information, call Karen Schmitt at 715-352-2577.