1. Area students make 64 blankets for foster families



    School-age children from Delano and Annandale are spreading warmth in a very special way this holiday season. First-grade students from Delano Elementary and Annandale Girl Scout Troup 18115, along with the family of Connie Haag-Kranz, a County guardian ad litem, created 64 handmade blankets for foster children in Wright County.

    Delano First Graders

    “We made 22 blankets, thanks to fleece and money donations from our first-grade families,” said Delano Elementary teacher Jen Wiese. “Each blanket will have a saying embroidered on it such as ‘You are Loved,’ ‘You are Strong,’ ‘You are Amazing.’” The first-graders have been learning about kindness and performing acts of kindness. “We were so excited to have this opportunity and help make a difference in other children's lives,” Wiese said. 

    Annandale Girl Scouts2

    Annandale Girl Scout members handmade another 37 blankets in early December and were excited to make them for children in foster care.  

    The need for foster families is immediate and constant. Wright County is seeking County residents who are willing to welcome children into their home. For more information about becoming a foster parent, please contact Marisa Ferguson at 763-682-7484 or marisa.ferguson@co.wright.mn.us  Learn more at upcoming orientations on Jan. 8 Feb. 12, Apr. 9 or May 14 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Wright County Law Enforcement Center located at 3800 Braddock Ave. NE, Buffalo, MN 55313 in room S2021A.