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Fourth annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant


Thu, Jun 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston, Minn. - Semcac’s Fillmore County Food Shelf and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the Fourth Annual $150,000 Food Shelf Challenge Grant. Open Your Heart will match donations to the Fillmore County Food Shelf during the month of July, up to $5,000. The more funds the food shelf raises in July, the larger the matching grant from Open Your Heart will be. Minnesota food shelves raised over $1 million last year with this grant and hope to outpace that this year.

There are many ways to donate. You can mail or drop off a check with “Open Your Heart” on the memo line to the food shelf, mail a check to our main office, PO Box 549, Rushford, MN 55971, or you can donate online by going to our donation page on giveMN.org at http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Semcac. No gift is too small. With your gift, we can do great things!

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless believes this approach to hunger alleviation is effective because it brings communities together to solve a growing concern across Minnesota. The $150,000 Challenge will power a statewide initiative that leverages Open Your Heart funding to bring additional dollars to food shelves and increase awareness of child hunger during the summer. Since 1986, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless has targeted millions of dollars to strategically fight hunger in Minnesota. Open Your Heart funds the purchase and transfer of more than one million pounds of fresh produce, meat and dairy products every year through Hunger Solutions Minnesota.

Minnesota food shelves help families obtain the groceries they cannot afford to purchase on their own. People served by food shelves report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities and other necessities. Last year, 256 local families, with 672 people, visited the Fillmore County Food Shelf to have nutritious food on their tables and stretch their limited household dollars to meet their basic needs.
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Birth Announcement - Fiona Carolyn Scroggins

Mon, Jun 24th, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Tamara Daugherty and Travis Scroggins of Preston, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter. Fiona Carolyn Scroggins was born on June 10, 2013, and was 7 lb. 13 oz. and 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Grandma and Grandpa Scroggins ..... 
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JuliaClaire Grand Opening

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Thursday, June 13, 2013 JuliaClaire Repeat Boutique held its Grand Opening at its new location in downtown Preston. Pictured above from left to right are: Carole Bond PACC Secretary, Scott Springer PACC Vice President, Joe Hoffman, City of Preston Ad ..... 
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Preston Emergency Service 2013 Picnic

By Megan Kiehne

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

By Megan Kiehne Becoming a volunteer is more work than one person would think, and I would know. My dad, Timothy Kiehne, became a certified EMT a couple years ago, and I remember all the work included. To become a certified EMT one must complete 13 ..... 
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5 Generations

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Great-great-grandmother Hazel Knies holding great-great-grandson Weston, great-grandmother Lynn Benson both of Preston, Minn.; grandmother Michelle Benson-Juenger of Yukon, Okla. and mother Kacie Deyo of San Diego, Calif. Photo submitted

Preston selects McGhie and Betts to develop comprehensive plan

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

By Karen Reisner City Administrator Joe Hoffman at the council’s June 17 meeting reported that eight proposals were received to complete a comprehensive plan for the city. Councilman David Harrison was absent. Planning and Zoning had reviewed ..... 
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Fillmore Central receives donation from the Milk Fun[D] Run

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

By Jade Sexton Michael Johnson presented the Fillmore Central Community Foundation with a donation of $2,300 at the regular school board meeting on June 17. Johnson, a dairy farmer, explained he had heard about the need for money to help student ..... 
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Attention Pinewood Derby Enthusiasts!

Thu, Jun 20th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

July's Family Fun Night in Preston will feature a Pinewood Derby Race. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Kits for your Pinewood Car are available at JuliaClaire in Preston. All proceeds for the cars will go to our local Cub S ..... 
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Elmore “Moose” Neill Winslow

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Elmore “Moose” Neill Winslow, 86, of Preston, Minn. died Monday morning, June 10, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 15, at Preston Methodist Church with Pastor Michael Smith officia ..... 
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