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Grace Place continues expanding mission


Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Grace Place, an organization with a 20-year history of serving single women and their families, is announcing plans to develop a future Family Care Center and Transitional Shelter Facility in Rushford, and to continue increasing services into other southeastern communities as financing becomes available.

Grace Place began in Winona as a home for single women and their children, later growing into a life skills education center and thrift store on Second Street in downtown Winona. The organization provides Christian guidance, mentoring, life skills, support and encouragement for women with unplanned pregnancies and families experiencing brokenness and change. On the eve of celebrating its 20th anniversary, it embarked on its newest thrift store and outreach center approximately a year ago in Rushford. The Rushford store has experienced tremendous success in a short time.

According to Carla Burton, Grace Place Executive Director, the organization’s goal is ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ by responding to the increasing need for shelter and other social services. The organization plans to meet these needs by creating a Family Care Center (child care center) and Transitional Shelter Facility in Rushford, which will eventually house three families for extended periods of time until they are ready to move out on their own. If a Rushford homeowner is interested in donating a home for this important cause, area residents may contact Carla Burton at 507-459-5241.

“The Family Care Center will enable at-risk parents who are working to have an opportunity for childcare based on a sliding fee scale. If the parent is not working, the Family Care Center will provide a positive atmosphere where the parent and child may be together. This will promote healthy relationships between parents and children. The Family Care Center will also offer working families who are not at-risk, creating additional revenue for Grace Place to continue its mission,” says Burton.

The vision for the Transitional Shelter Facility goes beyond basic human need for shelter. Carla Burton believes through support and education, mothers to-be and young families will grow from brokenness into renewal, spiritual wholeness and emotional security. The organization will teach life skills to help bring families out of poverty.

Poverty and homelessness is a very real area of concern for the Grace Place’s Burton and its board of .....
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Auditions are scheduled for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatres

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Rushford-Peterson School Auditions for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical production of Alladin and His Magic Lamp will be held at 3:05 PM on Monday, October 14 at the R-P High School Theater in Rushford. Up to 81 young people ..... 
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Your Challenge- Experience ExpoCulinaria 2012

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

“Bring it to the table,” is not just an engaging command or culinary taste bud invitation, but it will also prove an entertaining challenge for the upcoming professional chef cook-off in Rushford, MN. At the feature September 22nd attraction of ..... 
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ExpoCulinaria, a food lovers event - you be the judge

Tue, Aug 14th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Team ExpoCulinaria The date Saturday, September 22nd is circled on calendars and hungry culinary fans are getting their tickets early for the 2012 ExpoCulinaria—a taste of Rushford, MN. Relished from the success of last year, ExpoCulinaria is ..... 
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