Sainted: ‘Sweeter than Thin Mints’ these Girl Scouts are

17October 2020


Sweeter than Thin Mints: Girl Scout Troop 55812, which began in 2012 at Nativity of Our Lord elementary school, recently disbanded. They donated the remaining $100 in their troop account to the Highland Friendship Club (HFC).

Thank you Sarah Clyde, Teresa Gatti, Ava Weiland, Alexandra Kappenman and Troop Leader Anne Nelesen.

As Winston Churchill once said: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Thank you girls, your generosity will never be forgotten.

Pat Leseman, co-founder, Highland Friendship Club
HFC supports 250+ individuals, ages 14 through adulthood, living with disabilities.



A while back I tainted the scalpers who were buying tickets to the State Fair Drive Thru for $20 and then selling them for $150.

Now I want to Saint the State Fair folks who added additional days to the drive-thru. This time they limited the purchase of tickets to one. My family was lucky enough to get a ticket and enjoyed the experience very much.

I can’t believe how well everything was organized and made the two-hour drive-thru a truly positive experience. Thanks to all the organizers and vendors for a great time.

Kathleen Casey, Maplewood



For months I have tried to get the Enhanced Driver’s License. The first time I went I waited in line about 45 minutes only to be told I was short on the papers needed. Even my Social Security card wasn’t right! Many times I drove by the license centers in South St Paul and Inver Grove Heights only to see long lines which at my age I really didn’t care to deal with.

So on Friday, Oct. 2, I made up my mind to get this problem taken care of. South St Paul requires a reservation, one was not available until late November. So down to Inver Grove Heights my husband and I went. He stayed in the car while I got in line.

There were at least 30 people ahead of me. After 20 minutes I still hadn’t advanced too far. I soon noticed a lady in a bright pink jacket, who was near the front, who turned and walked over to me. She said I should come with her and take her place in line. I was concerned with how the other people in line would feel about this, but she said she had to leave so it would all right to take her place. So away I went to where there were only five people ahead of me.

I thanked this sweet woman and told her she was like a Guardian Angel to me.

We are blessed to have such people touch our lives. Another big Thank You to my helper and all people like her.

Eileen Fahrenkrug, Mendota Heights

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