Camping for a cause at Southview this weekend

Peter Potter, an art teacher at Southview Elementary School in Waconia, left, and Doug Sayles, a kindergarten teacher at Bayview Elementary School in Waconia, will hold the 5th annual Winter Campout at Southview this weekend. The effort is a service learning project related to Martin Luther King Jr. Day and “Men of the Chalk,” which is a group of male teachers in ISD #110 that work to show children how to give back to the community. Potter and Sayles will camp outside the front of Southview starting after school on Friday, Jan. 17 through at least all day on Saturday, Jan. 18. Community members are welcome to visit and enjoy s’mores with the pair, who will be accepting donations for the Waconia United Food Shelf (toiletries, diapers, wipes, etc. especially needed) and clothing for area non-profit organizations. Cash donations are also welcome. (Patriot photo by Todd Moen)