Weekly Update 4.29.19


Well, the track record for the State of the Community didn’t fare so well for us, so let’s try it again with Unity in the Community! Unity in the Community is happening at Veterans Park on Sunday, May 5 from 2-5pm. This is an event that showcases the diversity of Richfield and introduces you to new experiences, cultures and networking opportunities. All community members are invited to participate. But before we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, let’s celebrate May Day by welcoming new business, Modern Audiology Richfield to the community. We will have our official welcome and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 1 from 8-9am. Meet the owners and their team, learn about their services and the impact they will make in our community.

As we welcome May and all the warmth of Spring, our schools are getting ready to wrap up another successful year. Part of what makes this community successful, is our willingness to collaborate with each other and offer help when asked. Parents of the 2019 Richfield Senior High have begun planning the 50th annual Richfield graduation party.  This senior party, held at the high school, offers the graduates a safe, controlled, alcohol-free environment with an all night schedule of activities to enjoy.  Each year, senior parents work together, spending countless hours organizing the event. A theme is created with decorations that reflect the tone and nature of the theme.  The commitment of the parents and the contributions of our community have made this event a success every year. We strive to include every student so keeping the cost to a minimum is essential.  The kids are asked to pay an entrance fee of $60 dollars which includes food, entertainment, a Casino, DJ, photo booth and hypnotist and prizes.  Students requiring financial aid will be provided with free or reduced admission. Therefore, RHS needs financial support and are respectfully requesting the following donations:

Cash contributions to help defray the costs
Gift certificates (suggested amount $20)
Age appropriate items (things for college or living independently) for prizes

Please mail your donations to Tina Lavin 7024 Knox Ave S Richfield, MN 55423 or if you have items you would prefer to be picked up please contact us and arrangements can be made.
So, are you reading this and you are a participating member of our community? How about donating a gift card to the senior class- it’s a great way to get residents into your business!


Recycling Grants Available

Hennepin County has budgeted $100,000 this year to fund projects to improve commercial recycling rates and participation in the area by partnering with business-focused organizations such as yours. The purpose of this program is to use organizations to encourage businesses to take advantage of our Business Recycling resources such as recycling grants, training and signage to label bins.

Eligibility for outreach grants

  • Organizations located in and/or serving businesses in Hennepin County, such as chambers of commerce, business associations, trade associations and neighborhood associations.
  • Organizations must be registered at the Minnesota Secretary of State.
  • Organizations must be insured.



Applications are due May 17, 2019 by 4:00 PM. Applications will be accepted beyond May 17 as funds remain available.
Visit www.hennepin.us/businessrecycling under the section titled Apply for business organization outreach grants section to view the grant guidelines and application materials. Please contact Amy Maas to discuss any grant project ideas you have. Amy Maas (she/her), Business Recycling Specialist
Hennepin County Public Works | Environment and Energy Department
701 Fourth Avenue South, Suite 700 l  Minneapolis, MN  55415
Office: 612-348-6848 http://www.hennepin.us/businessrecycling