Salute: Breakfast was a success

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To the editor:

The Suring Area Historical Society would like to thank everyone who participated in making the Feb. 10 Paul Bunyan Style Breakfast Successful.

A delicious pancake breakfast was served by the Hayes St. John Youth Group at the St. John Multi-Purpose Room, which was enjoyed by all 206 guests. The recognition of Anna Holl, our former general store owner in Hayes, was the big attraction.

Anna always had bins of candy and snacks for sale, which attracted the children, so the SAHS had jars of candies, Fruit Loops and Cheese Puffs for the guests to put in a guess as to how many pieces were in the jars. Winners of this guessing contest were Jane Gondeck, Sharon Jansen, Willie Miller, Debbie School and Tina Hanson.

We were very pleased and honored to have one of Anna Holl’s descendants, Jim Holl from Green Bay, present at the breakfast. Many pictures and newspaper articles were on display along with many antique items that you could have found in the Hayes General Mercantile Store. If you couldn’t find what you wanted, you could just ask Anna Holl. If Anna Holl didn’t have it, you didn’t need it. Oh, don’t forget those 5 cent ice cream cones.

A good time and lots of memories were shared by all. The SAHS thank you for your support. If you couldn’t make it to our breakfast this year, plan to join us next year. SAHS Suring Museum will be open May to September. Enjoy the new look.

Helen Heimerl,


Suring Area Historical Society