January 2024

Community Involvement Awards

We love volunteers and we love to celebrate! Community Involvement Awards are a way for us to CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERS in Washington County. Each year, volunteers are nominated to win an award in one of six categories. Community Involvement Awards highlight the dedication and commitment that volunteers have for their neighbors.

Do you know an outstanding volunteer who deserves recognition and celebration for their hard work? Nominate them for a 2024 Community Involvement Award!

Read more here


  • Community Thread will be closed Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 16 at 9am.
  • Need transportation to and from the grocery store, hair salon, or medical appointments? Use the Connector Loop bus on Mondays for FREE! More information here.
  • Best Wings in the Valley: Wing Cards for sale NOW. Support local businesses and in turn, support Community Thread! For more information on the Best Wings in the Valley 2024, click here.

Get Involved in the Community: Volunteer!

World Snow Sculpting Championship Volunteers

Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce

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Valentine's Dance Party Volunteer

Valley Friendship Club

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Stay Engaged: Art Journaling with Thrive

Ever wonder how to get into journaling but don't know where to start? Art Journaling is the perfect next step! This multi-medium, visual diary is a great outlet for creativity and expression of feelings, emotions, and ideas.

Participants are asked to bring an old book, gesso or white acrylic paint, palette knife, ink pens, and markers.

Instructor: Monique Vernon

Dates: January 3 and February 7

Time: 10am

Location: Community Thread, BAYPORT

Cost: Free of Enrich and Connect members; $5 for intro-/non-members

Pre-registration required. Call 651-439-7434.

Holiday Hope 2023: A Recap

As we enter into the new year, we are so grateful for generous community members and organizations who supported, sponsored, volunteered, and donated to Holiday Hope.

Impact by the numbers:

  • Over 890 households served
  • Including 1,248 children and 1,754 adults
  • 11 Business Sponsors
  • Over 140 Family Sponsors
  • 20 Local Supporters (agencies, churches, community groups, businesses)
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