Soldiers with the Cloquet-based Crazy Troop 1-94 Cavalry Unit of the Army National Guard are about to be deployed for a year to Kuwait and Iraq. Before they leave, the soldiers and their families, along with all interested others, are invited to a free Boo Boo Bear's Mission "Connecting Hearts" workshop at the Cloquet Library.
Mary Linda Sather, author, Boo Boo Bear's Mission The True Story of a Teddy Bear's Adventures in Iraq, will give a program at 6:30, Thurs., May 19. Sather will read the story she wrote about how her son and granddaughter stayed connected during a recent deployment. The retired educator will also discuss ways other families can stay connected when they have to be apart for a long time.
The real Boo Boo Bear, who went along on several missions while in Iraq, will be at the event. Original artwork from the book, created by the children of military families from throughout the Northland, will be on display. Books will be available for purchase. For more information, call 879-1531.