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t t Thursday May 30, 2013 w.tricoun~new~mn ValleyKimball Daze..__ _. .wants.Gardenscrafters B P@ l le r Crafters are wanted for Valley Please call Donna at (320) 453- Daze for June22. 2592. : "Slices of Life" Want to garden without the Gardens, tilled and ready to plant. hassle? 50' x 50' plots are still avail- Water available o~site. Call Rose able in the Kimball Community at (320)398-5552. (Cost is $25.) Information for IMPACT calendar needed Any organizations that would like to place an announcement in the 2013-2014 IMPACT calendar, please contact Nancy or Lexi. Nancy can be reached by phone at (320) 492-7658, or e-mail at nancytheis l Lexi can be reached by e-mail at Kimball Kruisers collecting donations The Kimball Kruisers 4-H Club Kimball Public Library. is collecting donations of: Donations are accepted at these Clean, gently-used books (all locations until Monday, June 3: reading levels/genres), and Denise's Defined Image gently-used DVDs (family- Kimball Public Library appropriate material) Kimball Elementary School These donations will be sold at office the Third Annual Used Book Sale We will not accept textbooks, at the Summer Reading Program encyclopedias, or Reader's Digest.. Kickoff from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Thank you for supporting our June 10, at the Park Shelter. local library. All proceeds will benefit the Steps for EV-W Special Olympics The third annual 5K Fun- Pre-register on Eden Valley- draiser Event is Saturday, Watkins Community Ed. website June I. The walk, run, bike, or by clicking on Special Events, and blade starts at the Eden Valley- then Special Olympics. Or, pick Watkins Elementary School in up a form at Lost 'N Found, Valley Eden Valley. Registration is from Inn, or t~rtl Hardware, or register 7 - 7:45 a.m. Shot-gun start is at the day ofthe event. 8 a.m. Lake Maria State Park celebrates 50 years Fifty years of bringing people and nature together will be cele- brated at the park's environmen- tal center on June 8, beginning at 10 a.m. with a presentation by the Zoomobile, featuring Minnesota play of wildlife artwork from local schools, ice cream and cake at noon, and plenty of chances to explore the park. Open House day is also Nationa! Get Outdoors Day, with free admission to all state "'A puddle is generally small We had a large divot in our enough for an adult to step over, driveway and on dry days we'd fill shallow enough to walk through it to make a puddle for him. I took and too small to traverse in a boat photos of him splashing in the or raft. Puddles can be a source of water because it made him happy fascination for children." Wikipe- and that made us happy. dia This morning, I feR as dreary Wipers swished in cadence as the weather. I'd like to blame across the windshield this morn- my mood on the rain, but that ing as I drove child number three wouldn't be right. As I pulled off to school. We had to stop for gas my wet socks, it dawned on me. en route and when I stepped out of It's really more about puddles. the car my shoe made direct con- Rain falls from the sky. Water tact with anunforeseenpuddle, settles and accumulates in low Pumping gas in the rain with a spots. This is the way the universe saturated sneaker- I can cross that Works - gravity and all that. I can one off my bucket list. Rainy days define a puddle as a mass of dirty and Mondays. You know what they water that does nothing more than say. Today I got both (along with splash my car, soak my socks and soggy shoes). Lucky me. dampen my spirit. Or I can look Child number two didn't go to down at my reflection in the liquid school today. He is at the univer- and Perceive it through the eyes of sity registering for classes he will a child - full of joy and possibili- attend next fall. He left this morn- ties. ing with his student ID, health Rain falls down. Children grow insurance card, laptop and a up. There's no time, really, to dwell spring in his step. on damp socks. If you do, it's only I think back 18 years, when time wasted. he was scheduled to make his I understand the scheme of appearance in our family. His things. Still, I know there will older sister played such a huge, come a moment in the days and amazing, breathtaking, lute- weeks ahead when I will create a gral, fantastic and groundbreak- puddle of my own. Heck, I'll prob- ing part in the lives of two rookie ably become one. parents. I couldn't imagine how That's okay. Morns are sup- I'd muster up the same feelings posed to feel emotional and pud- for our upcoming addition. I wor- dly at times like this. ried-about having enough love, My son is no longer a toddler as though love was something splashing in puddles. His voice has one can quantify. Child number deepened and his height far sur- two arrived on his due date. He passes mine. His hugs are strong was beyond beautiful. Our hearts and muscular and welcome. expanded. And in that instant, Today, he sets out to start the next our love for him just was. He's had stage of his adventure. As he walks a starring role in our family ever through the parking lot to enter since, the university's registration build- As a toddler, he loved splash- ing, he may hop over puddles or ing in puddles. He'd walk back and run right through them. He may forth, through the water, stomp- even be unaware of the rain. Gosh, wildlife. At 11 a.m., the Univer- parks. sity of Minnesota's Raptor Center Lake Maria State Park islocated will present its program on Min- in Silver Creek Township on Co. ing his feet to get the most splash I.hope so. nesota's hawks and owls. Other Rd. 111, just north of Co. Rd. 39. effect while laughing like only a Jill Pertler is an award-winning highlights will include short pre- For more information, call (763) toddler can - as though the joy syndicated columnist, playwright sentations on park history, a dis- 878-2325. comes straight from the heart-and author of"The Do-R-Yourself- Pillow cleaning Friday, June 14 (because it does). Sometimes he'd er's Guide to Self-Syndication" You sit down in the puddle and splash can read more columns at the Slices with his hands. He didn't mind of Life page on Facebook. getting wet. Carlson Fluff & Puff Pillow noon Friday, June. 14. This is spon- Cleaning Service will be at the sored by the Kimball Legion Aux- Kimball Legion Club 7 a.m. to iliary. 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