Our local Anoka newspaper doesn't have a comics/humor section. But the Windego Park Society, aka Bjorn and Erik Skogquist, news releases more than made up for it. They'll be missed.
Their "main mature event" this season (January thru July 2008) was the Chalk drawing on the sidewalks.
They raised 18 X $20 or $360.00. This organization needs $675,000 by December 2009. (In 2007 WPS reported a net of $1,891 toward their goals).
A personal favorite in the humor category was "the hazardous waste drop off that was scrapped".
The Skogquist brothers advertised on the Anoka City reader board to drop off hazardous waste at Barb Thurston's residence on 3rd Avenue.
Must be some kind of passive/aggressive dynamic going on here: Barb Thurston is their mother.
Maybe they thought, hey, it's almost Mother's Day. . .let's get Mom something everyone needs more of: hazardous waste. We don't have enough of our own for an impressive gift so we'll ask strangers to drop off theirs.
Apparently a caring adult stepped in and saved the hazmat crew a trip to Anoka.
Warning : Further Making Sport: Please do not read if you are easily offended or if you have no sense of humor.
Submitted from conversations : "What Windego needs to do is appeal to the big money. They need to take their events up a notch. They have got to build some credibility.
They should take their annual Chalk drawing and add bubble blowing!
And that annual garage sale. . .they have got to think about adding a lemonade stand."
"That should do it."
Also: It's almost as if Skogquist's are mocking the good will of Anokans, as in, "How lame can we be and still keep the lease?" Or maybe they need to keep it alive through the election season so they can blame the city council for it not working out.