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Forest Park Memory Meal slated for March 14

CRYSTAL FALLS — The third annual Forest Park Memory Meal will take place on Saturday, March 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    The meal, which will cost $8, will be served in the school cafeteria. Proceeds will go toward technology in teachers’ classrooms. The goal is to repair, replace and upgrade current devices.
    “The teachers hope to continue to provide students with up-to-date technology,” said event organizer and Forest Park teacher Kurt Anderson.
    On the menu this year will be Alice’s pasta, topped with the restaurant’s own sauce and served with its meatballs and bread. Additionally, Crystal Fresh Market has made Kook-Eye’s Italian sausage to be served along with it.
    “Both Alice’s and Crystal Fresh Market have donated the food and their time of making it for the event,” Anderson said.
    For dessert, Ida Furmanski’s chocolate peanut butter bars will be served. The current head cook at Forest Park and former colleague of Furmanski, Arlene Mitchell, will be making the bars from Furmanski’s exact recipe. Family members from Alice’s along with the Furmanski family will be on hand to help serve the meal and share memories.
    Additionally, the Crystal Falls Fire Department will be on hand to offer a drive-through pick-up in the bus lane.
    “If you’re in a rush, have a hard time getting around, or maybe have a load of kids in the car, just pull up to door No. 3 and the firemen will bring your meals in to-go containers,” said Anderson. “No need to get out of your car.”
    Students have been busy selling the meals. Anderson said that those who didn’t get a preordered meal can call him at 906-367-1446 or email
    “This is a true community event made possible by many hands,” he said.