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Food shelf donation


Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Preston Arts & Culture

A group from the Harmony and Preston United Methodist Confirmation class making a donation to the Fillmore County Food Shelf. From left to right are: Cherrie Brink, Rianna Ryan, Taylor Willford, Cassidy Hanson, and Lynn Mensink. Not pictured: Pastor Michael Smith. Photo submitted

On Sunday, February 3, the confirmation class from the Harmony and Preston United Methodist churches hosted a “Souper Bowl” fundraiser. Members of the congregation donated food and paper products to the event. A soup and sandwich lunch was served with all proceeds going to the Fillmore County Food Shelf. On March 6, $340.25 was raised and delivered to the Food Shelf.

Lynn Mensink gave the group a tour of the Preston location and explained who the facility serves as well as some of the food shelf’s resources. Lynn explained that the food shelves are sustained by donations of dollars, food and personal care items. Donations are needed year-round!

Lynn also explained that only about 1/3 of eligible seniors access the food shelf. She related the story of a couple that, once they learned they could use the program, were able to buy ice cream. What a treat that they had once given up: ice cream! Lynn noted that food is also available to any household experiencing a food crisis, regardless of household income.

The young ladies of the confirmation class learned a little bit about trying to survive on a fixed income and the expense of some things such as prescriptions. They also learned that while we live in the bread basket of America, not everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food. There was a time when a majority of us in the area were lucky enough to live on a dairy farm with hogs and beef. Many mothers had a vegetable gardens from which they canned and froze produce, but not everyone has those opportunities today.

Those of us involved also were able to put into practice some of Jesus’ teachings on the subject. For example from Matthew 25:34-40 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. . . . “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? . . . . . . “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’

Operation Round Up grants $3,000 to local causes

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Rushford, MN - Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Trust Board met on March 1 and elected to donate $3,000 to the following worthy organizations: •$1,000, Local Food Shelves, to help purchase food for residents in need. The am ..... 
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Earth Day Event Planned at historic Lenora Church

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Canton Arts & Culture

Tired of winter? Ready for spring? There will be a celebration of New Life in conjunction with Earth Day on April 21st at 3:00p.m. at the historic Lenora United Methodist Church located in the small Fillmore County Village of Lenora. This will ..... 
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Jewelry Designer Liz Bucheit Receives “Dazzle Diva” Award at the Women’s Jewelry Association Spring Gala Event in New York City

Thu, Mar 21st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Jewelry designer and goldsmith Liz Bucheit of Lanesboro, MN was awarded first place in the Bridal Wear Category of the Women’s Jewelry Association’s “Dazzle Diva” Design Competition. Bucheit received her award at the Women’s Jewelry Associ ..... 
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Shakespeare Festival Production Honored

Wed, Mar 20th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Great River Shakespeare Festival-originated production of The Comedy of Errors was honored with three St. Louis Critics Circle Awards at a gathering Monday evening, March 18. The production featured a New Orleans at Mardi Gras, circa 1936, setti ..... 
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Grant application for Eagle Cliff Trail Spur

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

By Karen Reisner The owners of Eagle Cliff Campground had requested that Fillmore County be the sponsor for a grant application to the Minnesota DNR to finance a bicycle trail in the Hwy 16 right of way near Whalan. At the board’s March 12 meeti ..... 
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A View From The Woods

By Loni Kemp

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Back to Gardening: Pruning in the Snow Winter has a hard hold on Fillmore County in mid-March. Astounding snowfalls were followed by blue crystalline skies with forests bearing mounds of white fluff. The quality of light with daylight savings time ..... 
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Announcing call for entries for “Rural Americans” exhibit to be held at Lanesboro Art Center

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, MN - The Lanesboro Arts Center would like to invite artists to submit an application for inclusion in the upcoming “Rural Americans” exhibit, a juried group show about people and communities in rural America. The exhibit will run Jun ..... 
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Harmony area dancers competed at the Just For Kix United We Dance Competition

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

On March 9, 2013 the Middle Kix Just For Kix Team competed in the United We Dance Competition in Waverly, IA at Wartburg College.  The team performed to the song Rumor Has It. Middle Kix competed in the Kick division. The team was awarded FIRST ..... 
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