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Join Habitat for Humanity, neighbors and volunteers to celebrate the completetion of another home


Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Habitat for Humanity Winona – Fillmore County invites you to a community celebration to welcome the Teri Root family to their new home. On Monday, June 17 at 5:30 pm, volunteers, Habitat for Humanity representatives, members of the community and the excited partner family will gather at 165 Niagara Court in Harmony, Minn. to honor the hard work, the generous financial backing and the community support that made this home possible. A brief program is planned for 5:30 pm The homebuyer—Teri Root and her children—are more than a little eager to move into their new home. She has completed 300 hours of “sweat equity,” helping to build the home, a basic tenet of Habitat for Humanity. They will repay the zero-interest mortgage over a period of 30 years, illustrating Habitat for Humanity’s objective to give families a “hand up” rather than a “hand out.”

Immediately following the dedication, volunteers and donors who have supported this house in Harmony during the last two years are invited for a Volunteer Appreciation and friends of Habitat picnic serving brats, hot dogs and root beer floats.

“This dedication opens a new door for the Root family. The volunteers, donors and other supporters who will be on hand to recognize and celebrate the positive change this home will bring to this family are in for a real treat. A special presentation of a hand-signed quilt will be made to the Root family. The quilt has been signed by hundreds of area community members and sewn and quilted by area friends of Habitat. This celebration will be a wonderful opportunity to congratulate the Root family and to say thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who have made the dream of homeownership a reality for the Root family. We are delighted that this family will be able to spend the summer getting settled into their new home,” said Megan Grebe, Community Development Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity Winona -Fillmore Counties.

Homeowner Teri Root said, “For my family and me this isn’t just a house, it’s helping us move forward in our lives; a place for us all to call home, a place to watch my children grow, a place for us all to prosper! This has been an amazing experience for us, not only watching the process of building a home, but knowing that we have played a part in most every aspect of the building process with the community.”

Habitat for Humanity-Winona County built its first home in 1994. A t .....
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First Annual Milk Fund Run to be held

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

A unique event, the Milk Fund Run, will be held for the first time in Fillmore County on June 8 beginning at the Root River State Trailhead in Fountain, Minn. Registration begins at 8am in Fountain’s City Park. The Milk Fund Run will begin at appr ..... 
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5th Annual Rhubarb Run will award homemade rhubarb pies to all winners

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Rhubarb Run 5K and 1-Miler celebrate the funniest vegetable in all of Minnesota. Saturday, June 1 the race activities will be staged one block west of downtown Lanesboro, off County Road 8. Check-in and same-day registration start at 8:00 a.m. under ..... 
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Milk Fun[D] Run to be held June 8th

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The first ever Milk Fun[D] Run to benefit the Fillmore Central Milk Fund is going to be held on June 8, 2013. The run will begin at the Fountain, Minn. Root River Trail Head and finish at Trailside Holsteins dairy farm. This event is a fun run/walk ..... 
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Lanesboro Farmers Market

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

The Lanesboro Farmers Market is having their market opener on May 4. This year is looking to be a great one for the market. The new market manager, Stena Lieb, has worked to get a few more market vendors. Happy Camper Cupcakes will be joining us for ..... 
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National Day of Prayer

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

On Thursday, May 2nd, millions of Americans will be gathering at churches, synagogues, schools, parks and other venues to intercede on behalf of our Nation. It will be the 62nd Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer. The National Day of P ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 40 units

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on April 2, 2013, succeeded in collecting 40 units of blood. This number was achieved by several donors giving two units, as there were only 35 donors who presented, and one first-time participant. Congratulations to ..... 
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City of Harmony donates to nursing home project

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

By Jade Sexton Tim Samuelson, Administrator at Harmony Healthcare, approached the City Council at their regular meeting on April 8. He explained that he has had a dream for many years to be able to purchase a new power generator, as the current one ..... 
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Free health screening offered in Rushford

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) and Semcac are partnering to host a free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screening on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 7:30 to 10: 00 AM at the Tenborg Center in Rushford. This screening is open to both Se ..... 
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