Howard Lake Community Guide 2016-17 - Page 24

24 h oward Lake GUIDEBOOK 2016-2017 meets at Silver Creek Township Hall the second Friday each month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Roberta Lexvold at (320) 398-2287. Whether it be shooting sports, engineering, fine arts, or 4-H camp, Wright County 4-H promises to have something to offer every family. For more information, call (763) 6827394, (1-800) 362-3667, or find them on Facebook at z.umn. edu/4hwrightcounty. HLWW FFA Alumni The Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted FFA Alumni was started in 1980, to help support the local FFA chapter and the agriculture department at HLWW High School. The group, currently numbering about 65 members, meets the third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 p.m. in the high school ag room. The group’s annual events include an annual auction in August, monthly meetings the third Wednesday of the month, and a picnic in July. The group has funded a variety of projects for the agricultural education department. FFA members benefit from their mentorship and from scholarships sponsored by the FFA Alumni. Membership dues are $20 per year, $100 for Minnesota lifetime membership, or $150 for a national lifetime membership. Potential members must have a willingness to support high school agriculture. To join, contact the officers, advisors Jim Weninger or Seena Glessing, or the high school ag department at (320) 543-4614. Ducks Unlimited The Crow River Chapter of Minnesota Ducks Unlimited supports Cokato, Howard Lake, Montrose, Waverly, and the Winsted area. The chapter hosts an annual Membership Banquet each spring which currently consists of 180 members. Since 1990, this chapter has raised more than $664,000 for conservation and wetland habitat. Eighty-two percent of DU’s expenditures are converted directly to conservation work. Some local projects that have benefited from these dollars would include Smith Lake (located two miles west of Howard Lake on Co. Rd. 5), Malardi Marsh MWA (located one mile north of Montrose on Meridian Ave), Victor PWA (located three miles southwest of Howard Lake on Co. Rd 5. SW), and Shakopee Lake (located eight miles west of Winsted on Platt Ave. SW). If you are interested in finding out more about your local chapter, contact Zone Chairman Scott Schmidt at (320) 5432498, or srs4du@gmail.com. You can also check out the chap- Shape & Style Beauty Salon Located one block north of Sinclair in Howard Lake, then 1/2 block west Stylists: Peg, Michelle, Patty, & Candy • Massage Therapist: Jenny (320) 543-2050 ter’s Facebook page (Ducks Unlimited-Crow River Chapter) or the DU website www.ducks.org for more information. Cub Scouts Pack 399 Through various scouting activities in Howard Lake, boys are able to be involved in their community and with other Cub Scout Packs while also having fun. Pack activities include Good Neighbor Days parade, Waverly Daze parade, Memorial Day parade and services at the Howard Lake Cemetery, the Waverly Memorial Day event, singing Christmas carols at the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Center, Pinewood Derby, and field trips to various museums and parks. The pack’s community service project each year is to clean up the lakeshore of Howard Lake before fishing season opens. Boys in grades one through five are eligible to join. Council registration is $7 per year. There is an annual sign-up in September at the school. Sign-up information is published in the Herald Journal prior to the event. Gary Dressel, is Cubmaster. Please contact him if you are interested in joining Cub Scouts at 612-205-4555 or email Pack399scouts@gmail.com HLWW Boy Scouts, Troop 399 Boy Scout Troop 399 serves the greater Waverly, Howard Lake, Winsted and Lester Prairie area. Through its patrol meetings and troop activities, the Scouts work to develop the character, citizenship, and personal fitness of area youth. The group has seen a steady growth in membership in the past eight years. As an active troop, they participate in spring and fall camporees, develop winter survival skills, ski, canoe, fish, and take part in area civic events. Each summer they attend Many Point, which provides Scouts the opportunity for such activities as sailing, archery, tower climbing, obstacle courses, and fishing. Annually, they sell ice at Winstock, malts at the Wright County Fair, Christmas wreaths, and popcorn. Steve Goebel (612) 245-7157 is scoutmaster and David Groff (763) 233-8326 is the assistant scoutmaster. Membership is open to any boy who has completed the fifth grade, earned the Arrow of Light Award, or is 11 years old, but not yet 18. The Scouts usually meet two to four times a month. There is a yearly registration fee of $11 and a small monthly fee for each boy. 1000 7th Ave., Howard Lake • www.stjameshl.org Church: 320-543-2766 • School: 320-543-2630 “A Bible-based, confessional Lutheran Church” Offering a Christ centered education for PreK-grade 8 Lutheran Church with St. anJames affordable tuition open to all. and School VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR SERVICE TIMES