como Town Gazette - July 2012

Look What's Popping into Como Town!

Coming soon to Como Town is the new sweet treat, JonnyPops.  Made in Minnesota with fresh, local fruit, real cream, and cane sugar, these Pops are a great low calorie summer treat. This Minnesota Grown and Frozen company is headed by four St. Olaf college students, who founded the company in 2010. Not only are JonnyPops delicious they offer help to a great cause, a portion of their proceeds goes to the Hazelden Foundation in honor of their friend Jonathan.

Craft Project - Parti-botic Centerpiece

Use this Patri-Bot for holding napkins or cookies, his head is open for utensils or condiments! Useful, decorative and fun!


• 2 cardboard tubes (paper towel rolls) cut to 5 1/2 inches
• 1 Roll Each of Red, White and Blue Duct Tape
• Clear 1-Gallon, Food Safe Plastic Pail
• 2 (15 ounce) Unopened Cans of Food
• Clean, Empty Metal Can or Plastic Bucket
• Parchment Paper
• Two Metal Bottle Caps

1. Wrap the cardboard tubes with red and white duct tape. Affix an arm to each side of the pail with a loop of tape.

2. Wrap the bottom of the canned goods with red tape. Place loops of tape on their lids, then press the pail into place on top.

3. To make the robot's head, wrap the empty can or bucket with blue duct tape. Cut eyes from white duct tape and mouth from red. Attach the bottle caps to the white circles with loops of tape. Stack the head on top of the pail.

For more information and tips, check out this Parti-Botic Centerpiece craft featured on

JuLY Coloring Contest Winners:

Win an all-day free unlimited ride wristband. Good during the 2012 Season!

Download this month's Coloring Contest Picture below!

Kinslee R.. (Age 1) Maple Grove, MN

Paisley S. (Age 2) Ramsey, MN

Charlotte L. (Age 3) Excelsior, MN

Adelaide N. (Age 4) Scandia, MN

Mallory H. (Age 5) St. Paul, MN

Emma S. (Age 6) Bloomington, MN

Thomas S. (Age 7) Bloomington, MN

Hailey B. (Age 8) Maple Grove, MN

Scott B.. (Age 9) Newport, MN

Berlina W. (Age 10) Woodbury, MN

Michelle W. (Age 11) Inver Gr. Ht., MN

Kieran S. (Age 12) Superior, WI

Mackenzie W. (Age 13) Ham Lake, MN

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