Fillmore County Journal
Boy, this was a big one. I am pleased to commend our team at the Fillmore County Journal for all of the work involved in publishing this week’s newspaper. This truly takes a team.
Tasty Temptations Cookbook
We had our 12th annual Tasty Temptations Cookbook, highlighting the “Best Cooks of Bluff Country.” That amounted to 102 recipes bound in a 44 page kitchen keepsake. Our readers set a new record with the most recipes we’ve ever received. Congratulations!
You can view all 12 of our cookbooks at fillmorecountyjournal.com/tasty-temptations-cookbooks.
Small Business Saturday is November 27
And then there’s the Small Business Saturday Section – a 32 pager appearing in this week’s newspaper. There are over 100 businesses that participated in this year’s “Shop Local” campaign. With the participation of these businesses, we are proud to be able to again give away $1,000 in gift cards to local businesses. On December 8, 2021, we will conduct a drawing of 10 entries. Those 10 winners will each receive $100 in gift cards from local businesses. Check out the details of the contest on the back page of the Small Business Saturday Section.
When you are thinking about shopping for the holidays, please always think about your local retailers and restaurants first. We are so fortunate to have so many shopping options in our smaller communities. Your support goes a long way, and it is truly appreciated by so many family-owned businesses.
To enter the $1,000 giveaway contest online, go to fillmorecountyjournal.com/shoplocal.
Turkey Day Run
Our 13th annual Fillmore County Turkey Day Run is coming up fast. This run/walk starts at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. Whether you want to run competitively, jog at a talking pace with friends or family, or walk your dog, it’s always a scenic journey on the Root River State Bike Trail. This year’s event starts atop the trail at the trailhead parking lot in Fountain, Minn. The route is straight down the hill on the bike trail to Lanesboro, Minn., a total of 11.2 miles from start to finish. This is a low budget event. There is no fee to participate. We just ask for a food or monetary donation to the Fillmore County Food Shelf that we collect the morning of the event. Also, there are not shuttles to return participants to Fountain and there are no water stations or restrooms along the way. Like I said, this is a low budget event, so you’ll want to prepare accordingly.
I’ve enjoyed this event for more than a decade for so many reasons. It’s usually a crisp and quiet morning. There are often deer, eagles, turkeys and an occasional cow greeting me on the trail. And, when I’m done with the run, I can indulge in a relaxing family Thanksgiving feast with family. I should mention that I never run to win. I run to finish. If you want to be competitive for this event, you’ll have to outrun the winner of the past two years – Tyler Rislov of Rushford, Minn.
If you’d like to register to participate in the annual Fillmore County Turkey Day Run or order this year’s shirt, visit fillmorecountyjournal.com/2021-fillmore-county-turkey-day-run.
As we approach one of my favorite holidays, I hope you have many reasons to give thanks.