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Upcoming Harmony Community Chest campaign will help local organizations


Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

The 2016 Harmony Community Chest Drive will start its solicitation campaign in September this year. Due to the difficulty in recruiting and retaining door-to-door solicitors, our 2016 campaign will rely on only mail-in contributions. This entails solicitation letters and envelopes, which are sent out with Harmony’s utility bills. Hopefully, people will respond with donations by mail or by dropping them off at the community center with their utility bills.

Currently in its 65th year of existence, the Harmony Community Chest is a small town version of United Way. Our purpose is to collect and distribute donations to various deserving groups, with an emphasis on local organizations. As we are now doing only mail-in donations, our distribution of funds will give top priority to local organizations, which means that some of the regional charities listed below may be eliminated.

In previous years, contributions have gone to the following local groups: Camp Winnebago, Harmony Public Library, Harmony Ambulance, Harmony Girl Scouts, Harmony/Preston Boy Scouts, the Fillmore County DAC, Maple Leaf Supervised Living Services of Fillmore County, Fillmore County Salvation Army, ARC of SE MN—which provides places and jobs for disadvantaged people-- and our local Alzheimer’s Association. Other regional donations have been sent to the SE MN American Red Cross, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the North Central Arthritis Foundation, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, MN Chapter; the Midwest American Cancer Society, and the American Heart Association, Midwest. Ninety-nine per cent of the money donated goes to these organizations, with 1% being used to finance the costs of our drive.

If you do not receive a Harmony utility bill and wish to make a donation, you may do so by sending your contribution to: Harmony Community Chest, 225 3rd St. SW, Harmony, Minn. 55939. Indicate with your donation if you would like a receipt.

Officers of the Community Chest Board are Carroll Armstrong, Chairperson; Carol Rhodes, Secretary; and Kay Himlie, Treasurer. Other board members are Phil Burkholder, Bonnie Bakken, Muriel Gunderson, Gerri Ehler, Pam Hoppe, Renee Reicks, and Renee Olson.

The financial support of Harmony residents and the surrounding community is vital to the continued existence of the Community Chest and its support of local organization, as well as regional ones. Hopefully, a wide and generous response .....
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Fillmore Central Schools mini grant program in 19th year

Mon, Aug 15th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

A “mini grant” program has been continued for the 19th straight year by F & M Community Bank in Preston, First State Bank of Fountain and First Southeast Bank in Harmony for the Fillmore Central School District. Grants of up to $500 each have ..... 
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ACT on Alzheimer’s Harmony event June 30

Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

A community discussion on aging Please join Harmony area community members in an engaging dialogue on aging and planning for the life changes that are inevitable for all within our community. This event will take place Thursday, June 30, 2016, f ..... 
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Fillmore Central accepts Boots & Badges donations from American Legion and VFW

Mon, May 30th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met for their regular meeting on May 24 at 6 p.m. The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed and approved along with the district bills. Principal Heath Olstad reported that the local banks are continui ..... 
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Kiera Olson selected for All State Concert Band

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

Kiera Olson, a junior trumpet player at Fillmore Central High School, was selected to participate in the 2016-17 All State Concert Band. This selection was based on a rigorous audition procedure. Kiera will attend the All-State Band Camp at Concor ..... 
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Fillmore Central approves fall coaching positions

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met for their regular meeting on April 26, 2016. The minutes of the March 22 meeting were approved. The district claims and bills were reviewed and approved. High School Principal Heath Olstad gave his report ..... 
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Read Across America “I Love to Read” - a big success for kids at Fillmore Central

Mon, May 2nd, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

Fillmore Central Community Education and area businesses partnered up to encourage a reading program for kids PreK-6th grade to promote Read Across America month in March. The Area businesses offered rewards to children who met their reading goals. ..... 
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Fillmore Central Spring Band Concert date change

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

The annual Fillmore Central Spring Band Concert is now scheduled for Monday, May 16, at 8 p.m., in the high school varsity gymnasium in Harmony. This change in schedule avoids a conflict with other important school activities. This year’s conc ..... 
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Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up meeting and visitation Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central Elementary School will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up information meeting for parents and visitation for students on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Gym. Please use elementary entrance. Fillmore Central S ..... 
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