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Second annual Spanish banquet fundraiser approaching


Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in Preston 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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Preston approves feasibility study

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

At the December 16 Preston city council meeting a feasibility study to determine the cost of infrastructure for a future industrial park on the Robert Doherty property south of the intersection of Highways 16 and 52 was approved contingent on an opt ..... 
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Fillmore Central SAC kids send letters to Heroes

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston 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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Preston residents enjoy visit with bearded guest

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Excitement was in the air early on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Fillmore Central Elementary School as children bound through the doors with one goal in mind - to talk to Santa. Santa needed to know what was on their lists for this holiday seaso ..... 
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Preston Emergency Service receives grant from AgStar Fund for Rural America

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. – The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently awarded a $2,500 grant to Preston Emergency Service through its annual Emergency Response Equipment (EMS) Grant Program. Pres ..... 
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Salvation Army Match

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Help the Salvation Army bell ringing receive up to a $1000 match! Bell Ringing in Preston will be on Friday, December 20 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. this year if you contribute your donation on that day in Preston every dollar that you donate will be ma ..... 
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Anna Rose LaFreniere

Wed, Dec 11th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Anna Rose LaFreniere, 90, of Preston, Minn., died Monday, December 9, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Anna Rose was born on August 30, 1923 in Preston the daughter of William and Emma McDowell. She attended school in Preston. She worke ..... 
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Paul A Lunde

Tue, Dec 10th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Paul A. Lunde, age 96, of rural Preston, Minn., died Saturday, December 7, 2013, at his home. Paul was born October 20, 1917, in Austin, Minn., the son of Clarence and Stella (Anstett) Lunde. He was raised in Austin. At the time of his high school ..... 
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Preston City Council approves Preston Emergency Service to purchase

Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

Preston Emergency Service receives $2,500 grant from AGSTAR. Preston Emergency used the grant along with funds given by Preston Fire Department to Purchase a Masimo Rad-57 Carbon Monoxide Oximeter. This device is able to read oxygen levels and carbo ..... 
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