The Middle River American Legion Auxiliary Executive Board met recently and selected scholarship recipients for 2020. The Auxiliary helps support students as they continue pursuing their career. Recipients this year are: Abigail Wagner, Piper Sondreal, Grace Brandon, Michael Diaz and Kaden Opdahl.
Plans are made for the Second Annual Motorcycle Ride Fun Run to support Trails To Treatments. Harlan Olson, also a Legion Rider, has once again organized this year’s event along with help from Kristi Westlund and Stacy Bierman. They would like to invite all avid bikers to join in this fun event for a great cause.
Due to covid-19 the 2020 Miss Minnesota competition was canceled this summer. The competition will not be held until June 2021.
The Freeze Softball team sponsored a benefit for Audrey Maki, who had been battling cancer and passed away last Friday. She worked in the public school system for 51 years in Newfolden, Strandquist and Thief River Falls. She was a staple at MCC Schools for many years and was well known by all the softball girls. She is the mother of their softball coach Tom Maki. It was only appropriate that the benefit would revolve around many softball events as well as some fun softball contests. It was held at the softball complex at the Middle River Legacy Center. Both Freeze softball and football teams were on hand to support the event as well as play a challenge game - which we might add, the girls won! Coach Maki was so moved by the effort of the team and remarked, “I am so appreciative of this show of affection. This is not about money, these girls proved they are concerned about Compassion, Caring, and Giving Back.” It was truly a Celebration of Life.