CHRISTMAS SERVICE PROJECT: We would like to extend the opportunity to you and your children to be involved in a service project. For the past 37 years, we have successfully collected new and used baby and children's clothes, etc. to be given to Christian Social Service Help Center and Birth Right to distribute to those in need. This year we will again be expanding our project to include Options For Women/Cornerstone since Birth Right has closed in this area. New or gently used baby clothes (to size 18 months) and baby items (diapers - all sizes except 0, lotions, shampoo, diaper ointments, wipes, etc.) will be given to Options. Gently used maternity clothes and gift items for the new Mom are also appreciated. Rocking chairs and changing tables are also desired. Any gently used and new clothes for children older than 18 months will be donated to C.S.S. Gently used children’s books and smaller toys are also welcomed (no used stuffed toys). If you have any new and/or gently used items to donate, there will be boxes under our Christmas tree for your child to put them in. We would like to collect these items by Monday, Dec. 17th, or sooner. So let's all get busy and clean out our closets and drawers, etc. and/or go shopping. This is a great opportunity to teach the children the joy of giving to others.
SCHOOL CLOSINGS: School Closings will be announced on WCCO 830 AM radio, WCCORADIO.COM, WCCO.COM and WCCO TV 4 News under Pumpkin Patch Preschool. Generally if the Monticello Public Schools are canceled we will be also. If they have a late start we will generally be in session. At all times use your own discretion. We have families from all areas attending with many road conditions so use your best judgment.