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Help is needed. Our community is collecting financial donations for Ukraine through Robert Suhonen. Donations via checks can be made out to Robert Suhonen and given or sent to Doug Suhonen at 1611 Tamarack Lake Road, Wright MN 55798, or Jennie K. Hanson, 620 Center Road, Wright MN 55798. We will make sure the funds get to his friends in Ukraine, with no middleman or overhead costs.

The Cromwell-Wright girls and boys basketball awards night will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 in the auditorium for JV and varsity only. The public is welcome.

A beautiful memorial service was held March 19 for Mary Carol Suhonen Erickson at the Free Church in Wright. Her siblings and many nieces and nephews, relatives, friends and neighbors, and former co-workers attended, with brothers Doug and Robert and Pastor Ken speaking. How wonderful to see such a great family gathering, even for a sad occasion — a real celebration of Mary’s life.

Yoga is held 11 a.m.-12 p.m. most Mondays at the Cromwell Pavilion; $3 per person covers city rental. Gear provided. Questions, call Ann Markusen at 218-428-3300.

There will be two more Lenten services this season, 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bethany on March 30 and at Bethlehem on April 6.

Ladies Springtime Soul Rejuvenation is Saturday, April 2, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell. Registration: 10 a.m., with music by Cromwell-Wright exchange student Augustus Poskus on guitar and piano; speaker DeeDee Haines presents “Ladies Laugh & Cry” at 10:30; music at 11 by Katie Switzer, American Idol contestant and 2022 North of Nashville competition winner; and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. RSVP by signing up at Bethany Lutheran Church or by calling Cherie Nyberg, 218-644-3731. Deadline to register is Friday, March 25. Freewill donation.

Bill and Judy Haapoja will be at Villa on March 28 at 6 p.m. The community is welcome to come.

Kindergarten Roundup is 8:45-10:30 a.m. Friday, April 8 the Cromwell-Wright School. Information packets were sent to all families with children turning 5 on or before Sept. 1. If you did not receive one, or would like to be added to the list, please contact the school office, 644-3737, option 0.

Check out the white board at Farmers Co-op in Wright for the best deals at the store. I find that buying most of my groceries, and more, at the local co-op saves me money, gas and time, and I don’t get caught up in much impulse buying either.

The Arrowhead Library System Bookmobile will be in the vicinity of the post office in Wright 1-1:45 p.m. April 12, May 3 and 24, and June 14.

Do you need help staying current with your bills? Lakes and Pines Community Action Council is here to help. Call them at 1-800-832-6082 for more information.

That’s all the news from The Edge of Wright. Remember this nice thing about living in a small town: When you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else always does.