As part of its commitment to strengthening rural communities, Blandin Foundation is making its Blandin Community Leadership Program (BCLP) available to residents from the Frazee, Vergas and Wolf Lake areas.
Bernice Ende tied sheets around her Fjord mares to keep the flies from bothering them. Ende is on an 8,000 mile horseback ride that will span 2½ years and brought her to the Osage area. Photo by Barbie Porter
There is a saying that everyone has a choice to make – to be loved or to be free. At 2 mph, Bernice Ende found a way to have both.
Invites are being handed out to residents of Frazee for the city-wide block party event set for June 23-28. Six hosts have agreed to hold block parties throughout the town, but impromptu parties may be added, so watch for invites.
Frazee library volunteer Bonnie Julius stands next to the growing selection of books at the local library, which is holding a summer reading program for children. Kids who meet age-appropriate reading goals can get prizes.
Photo by Barbie Porter
The Frazee library is giving away prizes to young readers.
Librarian volunteer Bonnie Julius explained there are three age categories invited to join the free summer reading program.
Lorie Totland reclaimed two flower gardens along 2nd Street, and hopes the community will help border them with rocks 6-to-8 inches in size. She asks those bringing a rock to also paint the name of a loved one who has passed on the rock. Photo by Barbie Porter
In Lorie Totland’s formative years she often asked, “What can my community do for me?”
After moving away from her hometown and growing into an adult, she realizes she had the wrong attitude.
The regular Thursday night patrol to make Frazee more attractive was a three-person Frazee Lions Club contingent. It was led by Nathan Schwendeman, Dawn Flemmer and Mark Flemmer. Volunteers are always needed to join the effort, which is coordinated by the local organization. Photo by John W. Dermody
When it comes to having a pleasant environment, with cleanliness a primary concern, the Frazee Lions Club is doing its part to make the city attractive and inviting.