WANTED: COATS IN THE MOAT
Winter Carnival Royal Family Members To Spend the Night
on the Ecolab Ice Palace in Rice Park to Encourage Cold-Weather Gear Donations for Neighbors, Inc.
WHO: The Lord of the Queen (2018 Queen of Snows Jilla Nadimi’s boyfriend) Charlie Lehnen and Danny Maslowski, a member of the
2018 King’s Guard
WHAT: The two members of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival Royal Family will spend the evening and early morning on the balcony of the
Ecolab Ice Palace in Rice Park.
The purpose? To raise awareness of a cold-weather gear collection drive taking place in the Ecolab Ice Palace’s “moat” through the
end of the festival (Saturday, Feb. 10).
Organizers of the drive are encouraging the public to bring donations of new or
gently-used coats, hats, mittens and boots to be brought to Rice Park and placed in a 2019 Dodge Ram pickup, courtesy of Fury Motors.
The items will be collected and distributed to those in need by Neighbors, Inc, a non-profit, social-service agency serving communities in northern Dakota County.
The collection drive was the brainchild of the newly-crowned 2018 King Boreas
Tom Leonard. Leonard is co-owner of Fury Motors in South Saint Paul.
Gertens Outdoor is loaning cold-weather camping gear to the chilly charitable effort.
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. through Thursday, Feb. 8 at 8 a.m.
WHERE: Ecolab Ice Palace presented by Spire Credit Union – balcony level
Rice Park in Saint Paul, Minn.
MORE: Neighbors, Inc. is a non-profit, social-service agency serving the Northern Dakota County communities of Inver Grove Heights,
South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Mendota, Sunfish Lake and Lilydale. Primarily through the service of volunteers,
Neighbors provides emergency assistance and supportive assistance programs.
Its “Gifts to Neighbors” program helps provide residents of northern Dakota County with food, clothing, emergency support and other
basic needs. The organization is funded primarily by individual donors, foundations, corporations and the United Way. A small amount
of funding from Dakota County is also received.
For information, visit NeighborsMN.org or call 651-455-5000.