Scholarship drive ongoing

It’s the time of the year for Forest Lake Area Community Scholarship Foundation’s annual retail drive. Through the cooperation of 16 retail businesses, shoppers add $1 or more to their bill at checkout and sign a placard to be displayed at the business. The fundraiser, which started on March 1, runs through April 15.

Participating businesses include Big Apple Bagels, Central Bank, Culver’s of Forest Lake, Carousel Hair Salon, Domino’s Pizza, Fantastic Sam’s, First State Bank of Wyoming, Forest Lake Dry Cleaners, Joy Garden, Keys Café and Bakery, Kodiak Coffee, Ma and Paws Pet Grooming, Norman Quack’s, Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza, PT Nails and Star and Strikes Entertainment Center.

The foundation aims to raise $150,000 in scholarships this year for students in District 831.