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I just returned from a Happy Trails bus tour to Ohio and Kentucky to the Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, and the Cincinnati botanical gardens and zoo, and a 2-and-a-half-hour dinner cruise riverboat on the Ohio River. I have wanted to visit since I heard about the life-size Noah’s Ark.

I did not travel with a roommate, but there were 28 of us on the bus, so I was able to meet many new folks who became friends along the way. Everyone was so friendly and sensitive to my health issues. Traveling by coach bus is one of my favorite ways to travel. It’s so relaxing to just sit on the bus and melt into the seat and leave all the driving and plans to the tour company!

I have taken many trips this way, and have taken my grandkids with me on many of them over the years. I kept busy in the back of the bus doing my craft projects. I made 55 macrame crosses, some friendship bracelets, three potholders and four dishcloths. My hands are never idle.

Our sympathies to the family of Al Elmer of Cromwell, who passed away April 24, 2023.

This coming weekend is filled with activities. Saturday will be the coronation of King Charles III; Don Oman’s memorial service at 1 p.m. at Bethany; the pancake breakfast and silent auction benefit for Fallon Dahl 7:30-11:30 a.m. at the Cromwell Pavilion; and the Kentucky Derby.

Yoga is at 11 a.m. Mondays at the Cromwell Park Pavilion, $3 a person for city rental. Gear provided.

The Wrong Days in Wright committee has been meeting at Kalli’s Place to plan for this year’s Wrong Days, to be held July 14-16. Call Linda Kalli at 218-380-8987 for more information or to help volunteer for the 58th annual event.

This year’s senior award banquet starts with dinner at 5 p.m. Monday, May 8. Members of the class of 2023 eat for free; $5 for all other guests and presenters. Please call or email counselor Joyce Brekke at 218-644-3737, extension 2146, [email protected].

The weather has caused schedule changes, so check the Cromwell-Wright school website for updated sports schedules.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12 this year. We thank all our teachers for their dedication to the children in our communities.

The women of Bethlehem Lutheran in Wright will hold their annual mother-daughter tea and luncheon at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13. This year’s theme is weddings. Bring a photo of your wedding and/or bring a wedding dress for display.

Ken Kangas is collecting photos and military information on folks from the Cromwell-Wright area. He’d like any military photos, and information on when and where they served, sent to him at 2470 Granlund Road, Cromwell MN 55726. The binders are also available for viewing at the Cromwell History Club at the Cardinal Court, on the ground floor.

This week’s riddle: What is the only word in the English language that begins and ends with the letters “und”?

That’s all the news from the Edge of Wright.

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