Also celebrating, March 14 after Bingo at the VFW, was lifelong Pelican Rapids business woman Maxine Ballard, on her 83rd birthday. The Ballard Sanitation busienss is well known throughout Pelican and the lakes area. Maxine has been active in just about everything over the years—from the Chamber of Commerce to the Oktoberfest committee—and with the VFW Auxiliary.
Before COVID-19 outbreak shuttered doors and slowed social lives, two well known Pelican Rapids citizens observed birthdays, on Bingo Saturday, at the Pelican Rapids VFW Club.
Marcy Korda, above, recently celebrated her 99th birthday. Marcy, retired nurse and Pelican resident for more than 70 years, is a World War II veteran, serving as a nurse in North Africa and Euope.