Editor’s note: Cindy and Blaine Thrasher have been St. Anthony Park residents for more than 30 years. They share why they support the Bugle as we conduct our annual fall fund drive.
How do you connect with the local community?
We raised our children and were actively involved in their schools, including St. Anthony Park Elementary, Murray Middle and Como Park Senior High School, as well as at our church, St. Anthony Park Lutheran.
We have been honored to lead the Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and the 4th in the Park celebration and to have served on the boards of the Bugle and the St. Anthony Park Community Foundation.
We love supporting our local businesses as we shop at Speedy Market, dine at the restaurants along Como Avenue, purchase gas at Park Service and buy stamps at the post office. We often see our friends and neighbors wherever we go and so enjoy it!
What does the Bugle mean to you?
Since we have chosen to be a part of this community, we like to know what is happening with the families, the schools and businesses in our neighborhood.
It’s wonderful reading the stories that come out about individual or group efforts that make our community stronger and more welcoming. The Bugle provides it all!
What would you say to encourage people to support the Bugle?
The Bugle provides an important service to the communities it serves and does so without charging its readers anything. We want to continue to see stories about our neighbors, schools and the local businesses and nonprofits. For that reason, we support the Bugle! We encourage you to do so, as well!