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Winter Olympics, Knute Nelson style

Residents and close friends formed the team, The Fabulous Four. They included (left to right) Elza Manning, Evy Stone, Wilma Radjenovich and Cora Bast.1 / 4
Knute Nelson homemaking staff (left to right) Dawn Josephson, Jewel Bennett, Lana Krafthefer and Deb Rau came up with the team name “Hazardous Homemakers.” They eagerly awaited competition from other Knute Nelson staff teams.2 / 4
Knute Nelson residents Ninabel Nolz, Kay Wendell, Hildegard Ziegelmann and Susan Erickson competed to build snowmen using marshmallows and toothpicks. Inspired by their neighborhoods, The Maples and The Pines, they came up with the team name, “Maple Nuts and a Pine Cone.” (Contributed)3 / 4
Knute Nelson staff competed in a “Snowball Shake” competition.4 / 4

Knute Nelson in Alexandria recently celebrated the Winter Olympics by putting its own special spin on the games.

Several teams consisting of residents and staff participated in a variety of competitions, which included building marshmallow towers, shoveling snow (actually rice), playing hockey with aqua noodles and snowballs, bobsled races with carts and more.