Breakfast enjoyed by many

11 years ago

Breakfast enjoyed by many


by Beth Boddy

    On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Washburn Rotary Club held its annual Hunters’ Breakfast at the Washburn Trailrunners Snowmobile clubhouse. 

Photo courtesy of Beth Boddy

    HUNTER’S BREAKFAST — Joseph Bouchard, Jesse Prescott, Kelley and Dwayne Bouchard, clockwise from left, enjoyed the Washburn Rotary’s annual Hunters’ Breakfast at the Trailrunners’ clubhouse Nov. 2 in Washburn.


The Washburn Rotarians were very pleased with the number of attendees who came to enjoy donuts donated by the Mapleton Diner, home fries donated by Naturally Potatoes, Kelly White’s famous baked beans, sausage and ham donated by friends of Rotary, and eggs cooked to order. Several club members also donated food items.
    Many door prizes, provided by club members and local businesses such as Hogan Tire and Cameron’s Gun Shop, were drawn throughout the morning. The Hunters’ Breakfast raffle winners, as drawn by Dick Hartford, were as follows: Al Van Scooter won the fuel oil, Art Griffin won the hunting supply assortment, Gerry Bouchard won the WalMart gift card, and Mary Allen won an Irving gas card.
    The Rotary Club members appreciate the use of the clubhouse and especially the assistance of Dick Hartford, and everyone who showed up to enjoy a good meal and support this yearly event.

Holiday wreath orders

    Members of the Washburn District Student Tour group are now taking orders for holiday wreaths. All proceeds will be going toward their next trip which will be to Scotland and Ireland.
    The wreaths are 30 inches and cost $25 for a decorated wreath and $15 for undecorated. They can be all balsam fir or mixed evergreens. Customers can choose the color of their decorations. To place an order you can call Tracy Reed at 455-4501 or contact any tour participant.
    The wreaths are hand-made and very full. They will be taking orders until the end of November and the wreaths can be delivered as early as Thanksgiving, as long as the orders are received a week ahead of time.

Student of the Month


    Stacy Landry is a junior at Washburn District High School. Stacy is involved in two varsity sports, basketball and soccer, and has played on two state championship teams. Stacy is a member of the National Honor Society and has received highest and high honors all through high school.
    She is currently in the Honor Program at Washburn High School and splits her day with Presque Isle Regional Career and Technology Center where she is enrolled in the drafting program. The faculty at Washburn High School describe Stacy as ambitious, hardworking, diligent, conscientious and amazing!
    The WDHS faculty is very proud of Stacy and happy to award her Student of the Month for September 2013!

Tater tossers

Photo courtesy of Beth Boddy

    TRYING OUT the Tater Tosser during Tracy Reed’s physics class is Washburn student Kenny Irving.


    Tracy Reed’s physics class at Washburn District High School have been making “Tater Tossers” (trebuchets) over the past few weeks. The students designed, built and modified the trebuchets. The students also performed calculations and documented the results. The activity provided students with hands-on learning and application in a fun and unique way.

PTO meeting

    The first Parent Teacher Organization meeting for Washburn District Elementary School will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary school cafeteria. Anyone with children in the Washburn Elementary School is welcome to attend.

Varsity Club Supper/Auction

    The Washburn Varsity Club Supper/Auction will be on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Washburn District High School. The auctioneer will be Tom Drew and cost is just $5 per person and $2.50 for children under 12. The Varsity Club is looking for items to be donated for the auction. Please contact Ron Ericson if you would like to donate an item for the auction. You can reach Ron by calling the high school at 455-4501 or by e-mailing

Washburn/Perham/Wade Co-op

    The Friendly Co-op is taking new members. Food is ordered by the bulk or poundage, on a monthly basis. There is no membership fee. If interested please call 455-8421 for more information. Leave a message if no one is home and your call will be returned.


    Those celebrating a birthday between Nov. 13-19 include: Bert Donovan, Lisa Mette, Kaylee Doody, Muriel Corey, Nicole Olson, Chase Chandler, Angel Farley, Sally Blakney, Bill Flewelling, Mike Umphrey, Willie Drost and Justin Thompson.
    Those celebrating an anniversary between Nov. 13-19 include: Arnie and Brenda Devoe, Burton and Bette Tilley, and Bob and Lisa Mette.
    Beth Boddy is the correspondent for Perham, Wade and Washburn. She can be reached by calling 455-8427 or by e-mailing