Giving Back

On Christmas 2013, Sharon and Bruce Perkins received what Sharon describes as “the best gift we’ve ever asked for.” It was a dollhouse-sized book shelter, handcrafted by their son-in-law, Brian Alwin.

Picture 40,000 square feet—half of Bielenberg Sports Center’s (BSC) field house—with 200 tables and 1,100 chairs, set up in 60 packing stations to assemble 4 million meals for the hungry. That vision will become a reality in three months as Woodbury hosts a mega mobile pack October 8–11.

Simon Says Give®, an Eagan-based nonprofit with the mission of Kids Celebrating Kids®, is proud to present in partnership with the Woodbury YMCA Youth Group a Hollywood Meets Bollywood Dance.

There’s plenty for graduating high school seniors to look forward to in the spring. In Woodbury, in addition to all the parties and pomp and circumstance, students look forward to giving back to their community.

May 7, 8 and 9: a weekend circled on many calendars in Woodbury. The fishing opener? Yes. Mother’s Day? Yes.

Gordie Bailey, chair of the board for Bailey Nurseries, headquartered in Newport, has always had a strong drive to give back. This February, it’s bringing him as far as northern Tanzania, where he will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for a girls’ school in Kenya.

From left: Miss Woodbury Princess Megan Wolf, Little Miss Woodbury Princess Sammy Ogle, Miss Woodbury Lynnae Boe, Little Miss Woodbury Isabelle Fournier, Woodbury Senior Queen Karen Malone, Little Miss Woodbury Princess Faith Fogarty and Miss Woodbury Princess Maureen Oien.

It’s hard to imagine a royal family resides in a community like Woodbury, but alas it’s true.

Photographers Kirk Duit and Laurie Pease Johnson of Kirk Portrait Designs in Woodbury offer their time and talent as official photographers for Tribute to

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