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Preston Historical Society announces raffle winners


Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

The Preston Historical Society conducted the drawing for the winners of the recent raffle fundraiser at their August Society meeting. Proceeds from the raffle will be used for Historical Society projects.

The Society would again like to thank F & M Community Bank for providing matching funds of $1,000 (a dollar for each ticket sold). Preston businesses and individuals, listed below, were also gracious to provide the many prizes.

• 3-night downtown St. Paul lodging in Historical House Apartment - John and Helen Buche ($375 value), David Gardner, Preston

• Nike Golf Drive – Greg and Bonnie Davids ($300 value) Chad Finseth, Preston

• Handmade Pieced Holidy Quilt – Quip & Sew Quilters ($200 value), Donna Conlan, Preston

• Nike Golf Bag - Greg and Bonnie Davids ($130 value), Mark Seaquist, St. Louis Park

• Metal Trout Sculpture – John Carlin ($75 value), MariLyn Bakke, Preston

• Two Commonweal Theater Tickets - KFIL ($70 value), Kim Schroeder, Zumbrota

• Two Gift Certificates - Preston Motor Mart, Rich Irish (value $50 each), Tandy Perkins, Elma, Iowa, and Cathy Enerson, Byron

• Gift Certificate to Cabelas-Anonymous donor ($50 value), Joyce Nagel, Preston

• Gift Certificate – Branding Iron ($50 value), Cheryl Petsch, Preston

• Gift Certificate – NAPA & Root River Hardware ($50 value), Gene Smith, Preston

•Gift Certificate – The Sweet Stop & Sandwich Shoppe ($50 value), Roxie Knies, Preston

• Titleist ProV Golf Balls - Greg and Bonnie Davids ($45 value), Ellen Whalen, Harmony

• Afghan - Ila Olstad ($40 value), Rick Stockman, Preston

•Minnesota Gopher Tied Fleece Blanket – Sheila Craig ($40 value), Geraldine Daley, Preston

• Jailhouse Stories book and two coffee mugs – JailHouse Historic Inn, Innkeepers, Jeanne and Marc Sather ($35 value), Mike Odenbret, Preston

• Holiday Table Runner – Ann Sparks ($30 value), Marilyn Duxbury, Preston

• Viking Cap – Greg and Bonnie Davids ($25 value), Will Sparks, St. Paul

• Two Pork Gift Certificates good at Harmony, Preston or Rushford Foods – Gulbranson Farms ($25 value each), Jon Haugan, Preston and Traci Corson, Preston

• Gift Certificate –The Club, Preston ($25 value), Donna Dreier, Pres .....
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Powell receives 2016 Established Artist Grant

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

Lane Powell of Harmony has been awarded the 2016 Established Artist grant through the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC)! Individual artists are eligible to apply for this award every three years. Mr. Powell last received this award through ..... 
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Preston Library wraps up its 2016 Summer Reading Program

Mon, Sep 5th, 2016
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

The Preston Library staff would like to thank and congratulate all of the readers who participated in the “Go For the Win” summer reading program. A total of 138 children signed up for the program. The Cuddle Me group were read to for 480 days, ..... 
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Upcoming Taste of the Trail events have much to offer

Mon, Sep 5th, 2016
Posted in All Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, The Root River Trail Towns are featuring local food, artisans, entertainment, cultural activities and fun for all during an annual trail-wide event, Taste of the Trail. Taste of the Trail is similar ot many “Tast ..... 
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Estelle’s Eatery & Bar to be featured on PBS

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

Estelle’s Eatery & Bar, Harmony, Minn., will be featured on the next Farm Fresh Road Trip - a collaboration between Minnesota Farmers Union, Minnesota Cooks, and Twin Cities PBS. This Upper Midwest Emmy Award winning TV program was filmed at Es ..... 
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Call for emerging artists of all media from MN or NYC for place-based Lanesboro residency program

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro Arts invites emerging artists in all media from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City to apply for the Lanesboro Residency Program, generously supported by the Jerome Foundation. Applications are due September 1, 2016 (online su ..... 
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Reptiles and amphibians to take over library Preston Public Library is a real zoo!

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

The Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo (RAD Zoo) is bringing its exciting mix of education and entertainment to Preston Public Library! RAD Zoo’s informative, engaging, and interactive program will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23. The progr ..... 
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First annual bike tour kicks off with free concert in Whalan

Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

The Rutabaga Brothers will be performing a free concert in Whalan on Thursday, July 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Whalan’s softball field. The concert is the kick-off for the first annual Root River Bluff and Valley Bicycle Tour. The public is invit ..... 
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Chatfield Brass Band to present patriotic concert July 7

Mon, Jul 4th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Chatfield Brass Band will present “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”, a concert of patriotic music, on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chatfield City Park. The Silver Grill will be serving grilled brats and burgers with sides beginning at 6 ..... 
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