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I have served the City of Isanti as Mayor since 2007. We have accomplished great things together and I look forward to building on our success. United, we move forward to a better future. You may contact me at 763-442-8749 or e-mail me at george@georgewimmer.com. My website is www.georgewimmer.com

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Arctic Plunge Medallion Hunt



2012 ARCTIC PLUNGE MEDALLION HUNT

FEBRUARY 16TH - MARCH 2ND
(OR WHEN MEDALLION IS FOUND)

The cost of the button is $2.00
The medallion is a round metal object the size of a hockey puck clearly marked ARCTIC PLUNGE MEDALLION.  The medallion will be hidden within a 10 mile radius of the City of Isanti Police Station.
Daily clues will be posted on the Arctic Plunge website, Captains on Long Lake website, the Chamber of Commerce website and any merchant participating in the sale of buttons.  The Arctic Plunge will run ads in the Isanti County News promoting the medallion hunt and the merchants selling the buttons.
The person who finds the medallion will turn it into the Chamber of Commerce.  If they have a button at the time they will win a $250.00 cash prize.  If they don’t have a button the prize is $100.00.  The merchant who sells the winning button  will receive a $50.00 prize.  If no button is turned in we will enter all merchant names in a drawing for this prize.

BUTTONS & DISCOUNTS OFFERED AT THESE MERCHANTS

Chanticlear Pizza - $3 off an XL pizza, $2 off Large Pizza (regulaIsanti Chamber of Commerce

DAILY CLUES...

Clue #1Keep your eye on the prize, it's hockey puck sized.
Clue #2Small and gray, let the songbirds lead the way.
Clue #3Pack up the napkins, blanket, all odds n' ends. Spend a nice summer day with good food and good friends.
Clue #4Come one and all, let your imagination soar; this hunt is for all - young or old, rich or poor.

ARCTIC PLUNGE MEDALLION HUNT RULES

• The medallion will be hidden in an actual location in Isanti County.
• Go to  http://arcticplunge.com/medallion-hunted for more informationes, nor the hiding place, require entry on to private prop

Friday, February 17, 2012

Great Lost of Norene Callahan Isanti 2nd Grade Teacher

Superintendent Novak has informed us 2nd grade teacher, Norene Callahan, died in a car accident today. Isanti has suffered a great loss...

Link to story -

http://isanticountynews.com/2012/02/17/isanti-primary-school-teacher-killed-in-car-accident/

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thank You

Thank you everyone for the hundreds of Facebook, Twitter, email, text and phone call birthday wishes.... I am truly blessed at 40

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Great Cause

On April 13, 2012, our family will be holding a spaghetti dinner and silent auction benefit to raise travel expenses for the MACS conference in the United Kingdom . The Micro and Anophthlamic Children’s Society was established in 1994. It is a model of excellence in the UK and is supported by professionals and parents. The benefit will be held at Captian’s on Long Lake in Isanti, MN. We are looking for individuals, companies, and organizations to help with donations of money, silent auction items or other services for this event to be successful.


In June of 2007 my newborn son, Ethan, was diagnosed with a very rare genetic disease called Microaphthalmia (small formed eyes). Two years later in May 2009, our 3rd child, Evalyn, was also diagnosed with Microaphthalmia. It was then we learned our children are blind and there is no cure. After several surgeries and all kinds of emotions, we went in search of other families who have gone through the same experience.  Having the support of other families who have already been through what we were going through is invaluable.  The “completely lost” feeling we had been living with has started to disappear.

Last summer we attended the International Children’s Anophthalmia/Microphthalmia Network (ican) conference in Boston, MA. There we met Barry,the chairman for Micro & Anophthalmic Children’s Society based in the United kingdom (MACS).  While in Boston Barry invited our family the the MACS family weekend in the UK. This takes place from May 3rd to the 7th, 2012. MACS are helping with some of the cost in relation to airfare, accommodations and food.

The ICAN Conference was a wonderful experience and we have connected with many families and learned so much medically and genetically. Therefore to be able to give ICAN members a further insight and knowledge of what MACS has achieved in the UK would be an invaluable experience. We are hoping to learn more about the MACS organization and bring home ways to help ICAN grow and reach more families in need of support as they navigate this long and emotional journey.

Not only that but this weekend will also give our children a chance to make friends who are like them and will give us as parents the support and knowledge we need to raise our kids to lead full, productive,  and independent lives. I, as Ethan and Evie’s mom, have volunteered to speak at this conference about our kids and share with other families the challenges and successes we face in raising our children.

Thank you in advance for any help you can give to making this weekend a possibility for our family. The connections we make there will serve many families through out the US.

For more information on MACS and ICAN please visit their websites:
www.macs.org.uk
www.anophthalmia.org