Photos of the week for May 24

Photos of the week for May 24, 2013

Five dozen hardy souls walked a rainy route along the Mississippi River during the May 18 5K Walk for Mental Wellness at the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park. Photo by Sue Austreng A trio of sixth-grade potters demonstrate the fine art of ceramics, working the clay on the potter’s wheels in room 120. Photo by Sue Austreng K9 Barrett, along with Officer George Walker drew a lot of attention from the kids at the Anoka Police Department open house and memorial service May 15. Photo by Mandy Moran Froemming K9 Barrett shows off his agility. Photo by Mandy Moran Froemming Ian Pappenfus offers target shooting tips to Josh Kath during a BB gun safety demonstration on site during the May 18 Coon Rapids VFW Ladies Auxiliary’s flea market, boot sale and expo. Ian and Josh were among 14 Buffalo Youth Shooting Sports club members who qualified to compete in the national competition. Photo by Sue Austreng A wreath and roses lay ready to honor Anoka County’s fallen officers. Photo by Kelly Johnson Miss Coon Rapids Teen Princess Kelly Gese paints a pretty butterfly on Madison Keller’s face as two more Princess Party guests wait their turn. Photo by Sue Austreng Mom snaps a picture as three-year-old Natalie Leininger poses with Miss Coon Rapids Emily Kallis and Miss Coon Rapids Outstanding Teen Kathryn Kueppers. Photo by Sue Austreng Students Isabel Guerrero, Elsie Belina and Hawon Park dance together in a presentation for friends and family members in District 16’s Spanish Immersion Program’s third annual cultural festival. The festival was May 16 at Westwood Intermediate School, where the program is now housed. Next year the program moves to Woodcrest Elementary School. Photo by Elyse Kaner Young daredevils screamed and released their grip as the carnival ride swept back and forth at breakneck speed. Photo by Sue Austreng A pair of albino bunnies offered petting zoo visitors a chance to see the rare rabbits during activities offered May 18 during Church of the Epiphany’s Springfest celebration. Photo by Sue Austreng Coon Rapids High School juniors took part in a leadership retreat May 8, which featured, among other things, a reflection time. According to Adam Thronson, one of the school’s social studies teachers, the students developed leadership skills at the retreat that will help them be senior leaders next school year. Submitted photo
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Students Isabel Guerrero, Elsie Belina and Hawon Park dance together in a presentation for friends and family members in District 16’s Spanish Immersion Program’s third annual cultural festival. The festival was May 16 at Westwood Intermediate School, where the program is now housed. Next year the program moves to Woodcrest Elementary School. Photo by Elyse Kaner