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Second annual Spanish banquet fundraiser approaching


Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

On March 14-16, 2014, six students in grades 8-12 from Fillmore Central will travel to Bemidji, Minn. to take part in a Spanish immersion weekend at Lago del Bosque, one of 15 language-themed camps offered by the Concordia Language Villages for over 50 years. Students will experience language and cultures firsthand in a simulated environment that is the next best opportunity for learning the language and experiencing cultures aside from studying in a Spanish-speaking country. This year, the theme is Argentina, so students will eat authentic Argentinean food, take part in culturally relevant activities, and most importantly, immerse themselves in Spanish!

Last year a group of students attended an immersion weekend and needed to raise money for transportation and personal expenses. Accordingly, the students, Fillmore Central Spanish teacher Brian Wolfgram, Fillmore Central head cook Sue Barlow, regional chef Shari Jarett, chef Mark Stadler, and other volunteers hosted a Spanish-themed banquet at Fillmore Central High School that featured freshly-prepared authentic dishes from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries served family-style in three courses. In the end, the Spanish banquet was successful and raised enough money for transportation and personal expenses.

With the intention of continuing to host the Spanish banquet each year, Wolfgram saw the need to make the banquet more professional by purchasing new banquet supplies. Over the summer, he received a $2,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation, specifically from the Wal-Mart store in Decorah, Iowa. He purchased the supplies from Total Restaurant Supply in Rochester, Minn. They gave Wolfgram a significant discount on their products in order to accommodate his budget. Although he has purchased the banquet supplies, he is lacking kitchen shelving so that he will be able to store the supplies for future events.

At 6 p.m. on February 22 at Fillmore Central High School, Wolfgram and the Spanish immersion camp participants will host the second annual Spanish banquet. The banquet will once again feature freshly-prepared authentic dishes from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries, but the menu will be different than last year’s. The banquet will be for approximately 50 people and tickets will be $25 each. Students will be assisting in the following ways: designing and selling tickets, menu planning, tangible menu creating, event planning and budgeting, creating a .....
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Merlin J. Hoiness

Tue, Dec 24th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Merlin J. Hoiness, 96, of Harmony, Minn. died Thursday, December 19th at Harmony Health Care in Harmony. Merlin was born November 3, 1917, in Harmony to Edward and Jane Hoiness. He was raised in the Harmony area and attended Harmony High School. ..... 
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Michael Dan Fjetland

Tue, Dec 17th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Michael Dan Fjetland, 51, of Harmony, Minn., died Sunday, December 8th, 2013, as a result of an airplane crash in Los Alamos, NM. Michael was born January 5th, 1962, in Belmond, Iowa, to Larry & Ruby (Gunsallas) Fjetland. He lived at Corwith, Iowa, ..... 
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Fillmore Central SAC kids send letters to Heroes

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Education

Children at Fillmore Central’s School Age Childcare (SAC) wrote letters to service members in the Holidays for Heroes program to wish them happy holidays and to thank them for their service. Janeen Wingert, Director of Fillmore Central SAC, said ..... 
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Harmony City Council sets levy for 2014

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council approved the budget and set the 2014 levy at their regular meeting on December 10. The levy was set at $550,000. When discussing the budget items, Mayor Steven Donney asked about the $40,000 that has been in the budget eve ..... 
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Santa Day in Harmony brought smiles and wishes

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Features

On Saturday, December 7, 2013 the Harmony Community Center in Harmony, Minn. was filled with kids who were there to see the man dressed in red. As they stood in line and watched other children climb on Santa’s lap, they were going over their lists ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 34 units

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on December 3, 2013, succeeded in collecting 34 units of blood. The bloodmobile is sponsored by the Harmony American Legion Auxiliary, and many of the volunteers are Auxiliary members. However, numerous volunteer ..... 
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Loyal P. Brusse

Tue, Dec 10th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Loyal P. Brusse, age 91, of Harmony, Minn., died Wednesday morning, December 4, 2013, at the Gunderson Harmony Care Center. Loyal was born October 20, 1922, in rural Preston, the son of William and Grace (Berning) Brusse. He attended Big Spring c ..... 
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Virginia K. Bigalk

Tue, Nov 26th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Virginia K. Bigalk, age 66 of Harmony, Minn. died Sunday, November 24, 2013, at the Green Lea Manor in Mabel, Minn. Virginia was born on May 24, 1947 in Harmony to Russell and Ione (Stoskopf) Bigalk. She graduated from Harmony High School in 1965 ..... 
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