Thursday, August 25, 2016

donnelly news

Aug. 27th –Sept. 2nd

Welcome to another edition of the Donnelly news
Weather news: Some cooler days have made for a very pleasant week. At least from the road crops continue to look fantastic
St. John’s Kongsvinger news: the summer worship schedule concludes with services on Aug.31st at Kongsvinger at 7 p.m. and Sept. 4th at St John’s at 9 a.m., rally sun is Sept 11th at Kongsvinger
 Kongsvinger will serve meals in the steel building this weekend at the Threshing Bee and St. John’s will have their sweet shop both days too, they are looking for people to work in the sweet shop. the parish youth will have their pop shack this year too

There will be 140th anniversary celebration for Kongsvinger on Sept. 18th  beginning with dedication of the remodeled church basement at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee hour., services with Holy Communion at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck dinner followed by cupcakes and ice cream. Rsvp to parish office by Sept. 12th
God’s work our hands will be held on Sept. 11th    starting with a sendoff service at 8:30 a.m. at St. john’s   Part of the day will be spent cleaning up Kongsvinger for the celebration if you want to help, or you need some assistance or know somebody that does (i.e. yard raking, washing windows etc.) contact the parish office to sign up or for more info at 246-3211
Good shepherd news: Gladys Mungo of Haiti’s children will present during adult Ed on Aug. 28th to talk about Haiti’s children, following adult Ed there will be a potluck dinner

Other church news St Charles (St Theresa’s)-Herman will be serving hamburgers during the Bee this weekend
FMSC update: With the help of 658 volunteers, including several groups of volunteers, this event packed 900 boxes of food for a grand total of 194,000 meals. That is enough food to feed 532 children for one year!!! Mark Koepke and I were among those who helped out at the event
Community news MHS class of 1961 will have their 55th class reunion today (Saturday.) at Hotel 200 (old Prairie Inn)
I will have more info about RUSC Kinship fall festival on Oct. 7th in future columns
Death notice none
Celebrations: Hannah Casselton and Adam Christensen were married on Aug 20th in Fargo ND her parents are Cindy (Larson) and late Rusty Casselton grandparents are Chester & and Gloria Larson of Donnelly
The Threshing Bee royalty were part of the Flekkefest parade in Elbow Lake on Aug. 6th, Hoffman harvest festival on Aug. 15 and the Ortonville cornfest parade on Aug.  21st
The cornfest parade was the last parade of the year for the current royalty as usual they have done an outstanding job representing Donnelly during the past year

There will be a work night on Aug. 30th at 6:30 p.m. to put things away. Reminder any help during and/or after the bee is greatly appreciated
New event this year is a 5k run; registration starts at 7 a.m. today (Saturday.) at the trap shoot grounds in the northeast corner of Donnelly, the race starts at 8 a.m. more info contact Savannah Aanerud via Facebook
Well this is the big weekend in Donnelly as we hold our annual “family reunion” lots of events going on both days; admission is by a button available at the gate good both days, lots of food, music, demonstrations, displays etc.  I will have my golf cart on grounds again to give rides to handicapped /elderly etc. if you need a ride just flag me down (look for the guy wearing a Donnelly star reporter cap) I will be driving around the grounds both days or feel free to use it yourself.  If you need any info just stop into the depot and talk to whoever is working there or look for somebody wearing a threshing bee shirt (gold colored) and/or cap. The feature this year is John Deere so anyone with tractors, machinery, etc. is encouraged to bring them in for display however all brands are welcome. Anyone is free to bring in a display, do a demonstration, play and/or sing, etc. Tractor pullers, car show participants, exhibitors etc. are asked to use the south gate; there is plenty of handicapped parking available, feel free to drive into the grounds to unload somebody.
I see there will be a “barrel train” on the grounds this year and a member has made a ‘water balloon” toss that is set up by the windmill
There are also some events going on around town outside of the Bee: dances at “place to be” Fri. eve featuring DJ Durke and Saturday Evening featuring Border Patrol with the Donnelly fire department  serving food both nights ; bike ride Saturday afternoon and other events Friday and Saturday. , breakfast buffet Saturday and Sun HD and Co and I assume there will be some rummage sales around town too
Thanks to everyone who helped with getting things set up for the Bee on Aug. was a case of “many hands make light work”

Past wk. FMSC packing event, cornfest activities in Ortonville mn, Threshing Bee work night

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