Stan’s & the Red Hog, located in Alpena, recently held a back to school supply drive. Employees and community members donated in excess of $2,000 worth of school supplies with the donations being split between the Huron, Wessington Springs and Woonsocket school districts.

Pictured with the gathered school supplies are, from left to right: Lead Teacher Sarah Jensen, Superintendent Rod Weber and Jessica Anderson, paraprofessional at Woonsocket and part-time employee at the Red Hog.

A Sanborn Central-Woonsocket Volleyball Cancer Awareness Night and Fundraiser will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Sanborn Central gym during the girls’ volleyball game against Bridgewater/Emery. Abby Vermeulen, a Sanborn Central senior volleyball player, is organizing the event as part of her senior project. 

T-shirts have been designed for the event. If you need an order form, please call either the Sanborn Central or Woonsocket school. 

During the game, there will be multiple fundraiser events including a chili feed, bake sale and silent auction. The girls’ volleyball players will also be selling luminaries in honor of people who have cancer, who have fought cancer, or have lost the battle with cancer. 

The proceeds from the shirts, chili feed and luminaries will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. The proceeds from the Silent Auction baskets will be donated to Mrs. Reimer, Sanborn Central second grade teacher, who is currently receiving treatments for cancer. 

The doorway to the fourth grade room was transformed into the entrance of the “Pirates’ Cove Escape Room.”

The Woonsocket fourth grade did a multiplication review on Thursday, Sept. 20, with a pirate-themed escape room. 

Escape rooms are an exciting new form of live entertainment and have become very popular all over the country. These locked-room mysteries offer adventurers the opportunity to crack codes, discover clues, and solve puzzles in order to get themselves out of the place they are in. Escape rooms take place in a themed area like a prison cell, a ritzy casino or, in the case of the fourth grade room, a pirate’s treasure hunt. 

…Read on and see more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.