Thursday, August 7, 2014

donnelly news

Next edition Aug. 9th-15th
Welcome another edition of the Donnelly news;
Weather news: the weather for the past week has been hot and dry, we need rain. Irrigation and sprinkler systems are in full use around here. The garden produce displayed at the Glenwood fair looked nice.
In St. John’s/ Kongsvinger news: There will be joint services at Kongsvinger on Aug. 10th and at St John’s on Aug.17th and 31st at 9 am.
The parish will be leading services under the big top tent on the threshing bee grounds on Aug. 24th.
Story time at St John’s Aug. 13th, 20th, 27th at 6:30 pm
Joint council on Aug. 17th at St John’s at 10 am note change of date
Good shepherd news: New address; Rev and Mrs. Mike Hanson 248 South Columbia Ave Morris MN 56267. I was among the members of the church who helped them get moved in on Aug 1st. The house is right across the St. from the school parking lot.
Other church events Two upcoming events at the main shelter at Pomme de park; the Thrivent picnic is on Aug. 20 at 3:30 pm and Hope and Healing picnic sponsored by Pedersen funeral home on Aug.18th at 5:30 pm
Faith Lutheran congregational picnic will be held at Wells Park on Aug. 17th at 4 pm.
Feed my starving children packing event is Aug. 26th-27th at Morris area elementary school cafeteria.

Community news: A baby shower for Erin Ersted and her baby boy to be born in October will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the home of Paul and Renee Ersted, 10301 Pocket Lake Road SW, Lowry, MN  56349.   

Primary Election Day is Aug. 12th most voters in the Donnelly area will vote at the Donnelly hall.
Celebrations: 10u baseball team took second at the state tournament in Rosemont recently; Jackson Loge and Brandon Jergenson were members of that team Rob Jergenson was one of the coaches.  They also took second in a tournament in Raymond and won their home tournament in late June.
Yvonne Evenson was part of the PDT lady’s scramble team that finished second, Penny Melberg was part of a team that finished third.  

The threshing bee royalty candidates will be introduced on Aug. 11th at 7:30 pm prior to the community club meeting at 8:30 pm
The Donnelly fire department “old guys” took 2nd at the crazy day water fights in Morris
The threshing bee is Aug. 23rd and 24th the feature this year is Ford next year it will be anything made in 1965.advance sale buttons are now on sale at various business in Donnelly we are getting posters up around the area, I do have a few at McCollar jewelry, if you want one let me know I will make sure you get one. The web page is there is also a Facebook page. I do plan to have my golf cart on the grounds again this year for use by handicapped individuals.
Sunday activities start off with an open air church services under the big top tent and continue with the classic car show, a parade through downtown, the pony and horse pull and ends with a drawing for various prizes. There will be food stands on the grounds as well as displays in the depot and school house and on the grounds and demonstrations such as wood sawing both days. Anyone is welcome to bring a display, do some demonstrating provide music etc.  More info 795-2437 e-mail  other contact info is on the website

There will be workdays on the grounds on Aug 19th and 26th at 6:30 pm.  Any help before, during and after the bee is greatly appreciated.
The threshing bee royalty were part of the Flekkefest parade in Elbow Lake on Aug 2nd. I also spent some time taking in other Flekkefest activities over the weekend as well attending some events at the Pope county fair in Glenwood. En-route home from the fair I stopped at Samuelson’s drug in Starbuck to visit with our former postmistress Mary Shultz for a few minutes. She said I was supposed to say “hi” to everyone in Donnelly

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