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The La Crescent Area Healthy Community Partnership was organized to address areas impacting the  health, wellness and livability of the greater La Crescent area. In 2002, we received 501c3 status as a tax-exempt organization. La Crescent Area HCP is a United Way Partner Agency.

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NEIGHBORS DAY

We are getting excited to celebrate our 12th Neighbors Day in La Crescent and the weather forecast looks fabulous! Thanks to all of you who have signed up to volunteer for Neighbors Day – we are matching yards and volunteers tonight, so we are almost ready to go. We appreciate your keeping us updated with your team sizes, in case we need to do any last minute adjustments before Saturday.

This is just a reminder about what to bring on Saturday. Everyone needs to sign a Hold Harmless form… we will have them at the High School cafeteria, but if you have youth on your team that will be participating without a parent, they need this signed ahead of time. If we have your team registered, you have received a copy of the form in an email – or simply email us at lacrescentneighborsday2006@gmail.com .  Each team must have an adult driver/coordinator.

Please bring your own rakes & gloves, if possible.   We have some to loan, but not enough for everyone. We will supply yard bags and window washing supplies. Check in time is 8:30 – 9 a.m. in the High School Cafeteria. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. thanks to Applefest!  If you have any questions, just call Betsy Knowles at 895-8866 or email lacrescentneighborsday2006@gmail.com.

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LA CRESCENT COMMUNITY GARDEN

The Community Garden is starting its 11th growing season with a meet up & clean up at the garden (825 Jonathan Lane) Saturday, April 8th at 1 PM. If you are interested in being a part of the garden this year, please contact Susan at (507) 895-2124 or susan.oddsen@gmail.com . There may be a few plot openings, but it is on a first come, first served basis!  Information and registration form. New this year: online registration form.

LA CRESCENT COMMUNITY BIKE SHOPPE

Mark the date: Saturday April 22, 10 AM – 2 PM – Open House and Bike Sale at the Community Bike Shoppe. Check out the bikes for sale, and get a free safety check on your bike! Rain date is May 27.

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The La Crescent Community Bike Shoppe accepts donated bikes, repairs and sells gently used bikes.  We can even build you a custom bike! We are now located at 520 S. 14th St., the Community Arena, under the green awning.    Follow us on Facebook at ‘The Bike Shoppe.’

WINDY RIDGE RANCH THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM

Applications are rolling in for the spring May 20th Day Camp! Fun will include horse themed crafts, games, activities, and music plus a basic horseback riding skills lesson. Camp is from 9am-3pm and includes a box lunch. Kids age 7-12 are invited. Registration and a $60 fee are required. Number of participants is limited! Contact us today at (507) 894-2210 or email windyrr@goacentek.net to reserve a spot! Please see our website for more information:   http://www.touchmoments.org/windy-ridge.html 

APPLESEED COMMUNITY THEATRE

Appleseed Community Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka! Auditions will be held May 22 and 23: Kids 15 and younger – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM; ages 16 and up 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.  Performances will be July 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7 PM and July 23 and 30 at 2 PM.

TOUCHING MOMENTS ANIMAL ASSISTED ACTIVITIES

We are seeking volunteer handler teams. Please see our website for more information:  http://www.touchmoments.org/

 AREA HIKING AND BIKING TRAILS 

Hiking and Biking maps of the area were created with a five year grant to HCP and Active Living – La Crescent from Minnesota Blue Cross/Blue Shield and can be accessed by the links below. For a complete report of the accomplishments made possible through this grant, click here.

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