Activities planned in Nowthen March 31

Nowthen will be bustling with activities Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.

Allie Bettinger (right) celebrated her seventh birthday last year by greeting the Easter Bunny (played by Curt King) with Payton Bettinger, 20 months. Both girls are from St. Francis and attended the Nowthen Lions Club Easter egg hunt April 16, 2011. File photo by Kelly Johnson

Allie Bettinger (right) celebrated her seventh birthday last year by greeting the Easter Bunny (played by Curt King) with Payton Bettinger, 20 months. Both girls are from St. Francis and attended the Nowthen Lions Club Easter egg hunt April 16, 2011. File photo by Kelly Johnson

The Nowthen Lions Club will host a fish fry March 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the dining room at Nowthen Alliance Church, located at 19653 Nowthen Blvd.

The menu includes breaded Alaskan pollock, boiled red potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, bread cookies and beverages.

Freewill donations will be accepted. Proceeds are all given back to the community through the Nowthen Lions’ donations and other projects.

A gourmet pancake breakfast will kick-off festivities March 31.

The breakfast is sponsored by the Nowthen Heritage Festival Committee and will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. at Nowthen Alliance Church.

The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage and beverages.

Chef Tom, a nationally known chef and a member of the American Academy of Chefs, will be preparing the breakfast, according to Mary Rainville of the Nowthen Heritage Festival Committee.

Each child attending the breakfast will receive a gift bag of goodies and adults can register for free drawings.

A freewill donation will be taken for the breakfast.

Proceeds will support the fifth annual Nowthen Heritage Festival, which is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 22 at Nowthen Memorial Park.

A bake sale, sponsored by the Laestadian Lutheran Church of Elk River, will be held March 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the old Nowthen Town Hall.

The Nowthen Lions Club will host the annual Easter egg hunt March 31 at Nowthen Memorial Park. The hunt begins at 9:30 a.m. sharp, with children broken into age categories. Remember to bring a basket for your eggs.

The Easter bunny will also be available for photos prior to the hunt, which will be held rain or shine.

For more information about the Easter egg hunt, contact Patty Wirz at 763-241-1341 or e-mail nowthenlions@yahoo.com.

For more information about the pancake breakfast, contact Rainville at 763-573-6919 or NowthenHeritageFestival@yahoo.com.

Kelly Johnson is at kelly.johnson@ecm-inc.com

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