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Whalan holds cookie walk and chili feed


Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Features

Xia Peterson, age 7, Steph Jakim, and Xavier Peterson, age 9, visit with Char Johnson while enjoying a delicious lunch of chili and cornbread during Whalan’s Cookie Walk and Chili Feed on December 14, 2013. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Tasty comfort foods could be found at the Whalan City Hall in Whalan, Minn., on Saturday, December 14, 2013 as the Whalan Taste of the Trail Committee held a Cookie Walk and Chili Feed. The event was held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. giving people plenty of time to stop in and pick out their favorite treats and then sit down for a nice warm bowl of chili with all the extras including cheese, sour cream, onions, etc. and cornbread on the side sure hit the spot on a cold winter’s day. The fundraiser was held to raise money for the Taste of the Trail event.

Many different varieties of cookies and other goodies were brought in from committee members as well as others from the community and surrounding area. Some of the types of cookies available were buckeye cookies, date filled cookies, peanut butter blossoms, and molasses cookies just to name a few of the assortment that were made especially for this event. There were nearly 150 dozen cookies donated for the Cookie Walk and they were selling quickly. One particular gentleman had come in and purchased over $60 worth of cookies and many other people bought several dozen.

The cookies were weighed at a cost of $4 per pound with specialty items being priced separately. Depending on the cookie type there are quite a few cookies in a pound making the cost very reasonable and easier than baking them yourself. Individual cookies sold for 25 cents to 75 cents each. No doubt certain buyers were stocking up for upcoming holiday festivities.

In addition to cookies, there were other specialty items such as caramel corn, snack mix, and preserves. Lefse was also available, which was kindly donated by Bucky Rogers.

Chili is a local staple during winter and the folks in Whalan pleased a lot of bellies throughout the day with their specially made chili. Whalan Taste of the Trail Committee members Charlotte Johnson, Jerri Gustuvson, Judy Harding, and Sheryl Stadtmueller made 18 gallons chili, which was much to the liking of hungry guests. Chili, cornbread, additional fixings and a beverage cost a very reasonable $6. Coffee and water were also available.

Enjoying a lunch of chili and cornbread were Xia Peterson, age 7, Steph Jakim, Xavier Peterson, age 9, and Char Johnson during the chili feed, and Xia stated that the chili was good and Xavier said the chili was “in between my mom’s best chili and regular chili” and was enjoying the cornbread as well.
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High honors for local resort owners

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Whalan Features

Larry and Sheryl Johnson, owners of Cedar Valley Resort in Whalan, Minn., have been chosen as the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association’s 2013 Operators of the Year. The couple attended the three day MRCA conference which took place October ..... 
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Whalan celebrates 30th anniversary of National Night Out

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Features

Officially dubbed “America’s night out against crime,” National Night Out was organized by the National Association of Town Watch. “Dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs, the introduction of National ..... 
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Whalan Stand Still Parade moves local residents

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Features

By Barb Jeffers The residents of the small town of Whalan, Minn. opened their community and their hearts on Saturday, May 18, 2013 to make visitors feel as if they were “home” for the day. Many in attendance do call Whalan home, and many volun ..... 
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New town hall for Whalan

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Features

Whalan, Minnesota has just 63 people within its borders. Sixty-three people with a lot of heart and a desire to protect and revitalize a part of the town’s heritage. The town hall, a modest, two-story building, was constructed in the late 1800s ..... 
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