Young Sophie Lahti of Pine City told her mother Rita Sparks Lahti that she wanted to do something for the people fighting in wars far away from home this year.
Mom contacted the local chapter of the MN Blue Star Mothers and both Sophie and Rher mother were invited to help with packaging for the troops. The Pine City Chapter of the MN Blue Star Mothers packaged and shipped nearly 50 boxes in time for Christmas.
Without the help of our individual communities this would not be possible, stated Mary Jo Muellner, president of the Pine City Blue Star Moms. Many thanks go out to the following community members, businesses, and organizations that helped with the donation and collection of items that were shipped along with those that donated cash for shipping the packages.
Braham: Braham Lanes, Braham Main Street Market and Deli, Braham Post Office;
Hinckley: Woodlands Bank;
Mora: Peoples National Bank, Lakes and Pines, Fairview and Trailview Elementary Schools
North Branch: Peoples National Bank, AmericInn;
Pine City: St. Mary’s Catholic School, Pine City License Center;
Rush City: Northwoods Bank, Rush City Foods, Creekside Cafe, Firefly Bistro, Needs to Party, Bulrush Golf Course
Anyone looking for further information on the Blue Star Mothers may contact us at 320-679-2263, via e-mail at PineCityBlueStarMoms@gmail.com or facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Pine-City-Blue-Star-Moms.