Next edition Aug. 25th-Aug 31st
Welcome to another edition of the of the Donnelly news
Weather news some more rain showers during the past week were very welcome however some people experienced some hail damage on the 15th.
STJ/KONG News: On Aug. 26 the parish will lead services under the big top tent at the threshing bee grounds; there will be no services at either church that day. Tom and Pearl Horning will be leading the music, and the vbs kids will be singing. There will be joint services at Kong on Sept 2nd at 10:15 am. This is a change from what was announced earlier. Services will be broadcast on KMRS that morning at 11 am
GSLC news: Alan Saugstad will have a presentation about his trip to Honduras following coffee hour on Aug 26th
Fmsc packing event Aug. 28th, 29th, and 30th at the Morris area elementary cafeteria more info call Tammy Sperr 589-1729 gslc will help pack on Aug. 29th during the 12:30- to 2:30 pm shift
Pedersen funeral home will have their annual picnic of hope and healing on Aug 30th at 5:30 pm at the main shelter at Pomme De Park.
Denny Boursea of Donnelly passed away on Aug. 18th. Many from the area attended his visitation at the funeral home on Aug 20th and his funeral at St J on Aug 21st.
Cole Leon Smith was born on August 6 at Stevens Community Medical Center, Morris, to Christopher and Janelle Smith of Donnelly. Grandparents are Leon and Marilyn Smith of Donnelly and Leonard and Darlene Huot of Red Lake Falls. Great grandmother is Veronica Smith of Morris.
Here are the candidates for little miss Donnelly and threshing bee queen along with their parent ,grandparents, and in some cases great grandparents where known
Little Miss Candidates are:
Abbigail Athey - Parents Chris Athey, Rose Athey
Tarryn Hill - Parents Brooks Hill, Jay & Laurie Melberg; grandparents are Natalie Kramer and Ron and Anita Kramer, Bob and Sharon Melberg great grandparents are Geo and Joyce Kramer
Callista Kill - Parents Joe & Julie Kill; grandfather is Dick Cady
Courtney Lehman - Parents Nick & Laura; grandparents Paul and Nancy Thompson, great Glen and Gertie Werk
Hailey Lesmeister - Parents Casey & Danielle grandparents; Tom and Roxanne Lesmeister great Verle and Della Dunn; Katie Lesmeister
Kylie Mau - Parents Maynard & Lori grandparents Edna Mau; Lyle and Marylyn Miller
Miranda Papesh - Parents Mark & Michele; grandparents Ron and Sharylin Papesh
Kellie Wilts - Parents Doug & Ellen: grandmother Millie Wilts
Threshing Bee Queen Candidates are:
Kourtney Giese - Parents Brad & Kristi; grandparents Wally and Marlys
Haley Hennen - Parents Nick Hennen, Ryan & Jill Loge; grandparents Howard and Ditto Hennen; Steve Loge
Samantha Heinrichs - Parents Scott & Dawn; grandparents Audrey and Nancy Heinrichs
Aug 18th I traveled to Fergus Falls where I met Mark Koepke of West Fargo and brought him to stay at my place. He plans to stay until Sept 2nd visiting with friends in the area. He will be at the bee and other events in the area and would enjoy visiting with people from the area. You are also welcome to stop by my house to see him or call him here.
It was a case of many hands make light work on Aug. 21st as a good crew was on hand to help get things ready for the bee.
The Community Club is conducting a "Silent Auction" on Aug 26 near the Depot from 2 - 4 pm. This fundraiser is to support the upgrade for the Royalty float. I have listed the names of those who have donated to it on my blog. She is still looking for pictures of former queens if you have any let her know.
A 2nd work night will be held on Aug. 28th at 6:30 pm to take things down and put them away. I can also use help to move the chairs from the tent to the depot on sun aft after the horse pull Help of any kind by anybody during, or after the bee is greatly appreciated all you need do is show up and we will put you to work
The threshing bee or as we refer to it our annual “family reunion" is this weekend I hope many of you are planning on coming to Donnelly to help us celebrate. A “new” event this year a country school reunion; students who went to districts 7, 33, 37 meet under the big top tent after services on the 26th .This year’s feature is Oliver; the theme is “the “bee” something for everyone”. The website is: donnellythreshingbee.com. Events start on Sat a.m. with the pancake breakfast, and they conclude in the eve with a dance by pure country at the Donnelly hall, the main event will be the tractor pull in the aft. Sun starts with an open air worship service and concludes with the cash drawing the main events are the parade and the horse pull. The area churches will again be serving food on both days ,there will be exhibits in the school house and depot, activities on both days including threshing, horseshoe tournament, flea market etc. ;demonstrations ( log sawing ,shingle making etc.) Anyone who wishes to do a demonstration, bring an exhibit(s), share some talent, i.e. play and sing etc. is welcome to do so. You can just show up or call one of the people listed on the poster. The officers will again be wearing special caps and shirts the headquarters is still the depot, talk to whoever is behind the desk for more info, the phone # in the depot 246-3272
I know there is at least one rummage sale in town, a bike ride, and there may also be other events around town during the weekend.
the last parade of the year for the threshing bee royalty was the corn fest one in Ortonville unfortunately due to car trouble I did not get down to see it. As always they did a great job representing Donnelly during the last year
I am planning on having my golf cart on the grounds again this year for use by handicapped individuals