Beyond the Yellow Ribbon kickoff slated

Organizers behind the effort to create an Elk River branch of Beyond the Yellow Ribbon will host a kickoff celebration from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Elk River American Legion.

Annette Kuyper,  director of military outreach for the Minnesota National Guard, will be the keynote speaker. She will also show a video and answer questions.

The event is open to the public, especially to service members and their families who would like to learn more about Elk River’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon campaign.