Lisa Pool

A little bit of July at Christmas time came as the Little Light of Mine set off fireworks Friday night during an event that included Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves and even a reindeer.
Maybe Lisa Pool said it best when she was asked about the activities that took place at the Little Light of Mine this past Friday night. “It had a little Hallmarkish to it,” she said. “It was just a wonderful evening, and we couldn’t have asked for more. It was perfect.” Indeed, it was. Santa was...
Little Light of Mine Committee members Lisa and Lee Pool discuss where to put a “Happy Holidays” light stand as they finish up work on the project Sunday morning.
Lisa Pool took a break from wrapping lights around a tree Sunday morning and made a call. Not a phone call, but a call for volunteers to work on the Little Light of Mine Committee that will unveil its latest holiday display at Mikkelson Park on Friday evening. “This is as big as we can go,” she...
Celebrating the ribbon cutting of The Gathering Place are, from left: Bobby and Emma Schwickerath, Jason Speltz, Deb and Kendall Larsen, Lisa and Lee Pool, Jean and Lee Foster and Dee McGrath.
This has been a dream of Lisa Pool’s for a long time.  “I’ve always had this kind of coffee shop or retreat center dream. The reality is I’ve been with the Department of Agriculture for 19 years. I can’t quit my day job to have this dream, but why can’t I intermix this to create both?”  It was from...
The New Hampton City Council last week approved providing a couple with an economic development grant for what will be a unique business on New Hampton’s Main Street. Lisa and Lee Pool recently purchased the building at 109 E. Main Street that was formerly the home of businesses like the Coffee...

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