Top Post Happy birthday, Alayna! “Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts,” from Alayna Ertl’s family for the great turnout and the many volunteers who helped to make Alayna’s 9th birthday and community Halloween party a fun success. The event is held each year on Oct. 31 at St. Anthony Parish Hall in Watkins, hosted by the charitable organization Sharing Alayna’s Love LLC. Birthday gifts brought to the party are shared with families in need during the Holidays. Pictured from left are Jeff Welle, (Alayna banner), Mary Welle, Carter Ertl, Rick Ertl, Kim Ertl, Emrie Ertl, Kayla Welle Ertl, and Matt Ertl. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.