Thursday, April 29, 2010

Our Own Paddles UP!

For the sixth year in a row, St. Andrews Women on the Edge is
participating in the North Shore Dragon Boat Festival in Grand Marais,
Minnesota. This is a “fun race” with the entry fee from each team
going to local non-profit organizations in the area. You can find more
information at In addition to
our monetary contribution, this year our team will be adding our own
service project. With the current economy hitting the north shore
region especially hard, we will be contributing items to the local
food shelf.

Here’s why we’re contacting you: We would like to have our own team
paddles to use each year. While the paddles provided by the festival
are great for those northern lumberjack types, most are too long for
us women! So, for $40, you can “sponsor” a paddle for the team.
Your name (or business’ name) will be etched into the paddle’s handle,
for example: “generously and enthusiastically sponsored by…”. There
is no limit to how many you can sponsor. Our goal is to be able to
have 22 paddles for the team.
Please consider this one time donation that will be used for years to
come. Mark your calendars. This year’s festival is July 30 – Aug. 1.
Our first meeting is May 11 at 7pm in the Fireside lounge (Great Hall

You can sign up online to be on this year's team at,
and you want to sponsor a paddle, send a check for $40 to
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church-Women on the Edge
900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi MN 55115

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