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Bell Ringers needed in Luverne
Volunteer bell ringers are needed for the 2020 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Nov. 19 through Dec. 24 at Sunshine Foods in Luverne. A mask in required and hand sanitizer will be provided. Sign up for a two-hour slot at https://signup.com/go/WxQmmiw or call Carrie Soto, 507-220-8897 with any questions.
Help write 9/11 history
The Minnesota Military Museum is seeking stories for a statewide initiative to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The goal of the project is to look at the impact of the horrific events of that day through a Minnesota lens, and researchers are inviting stories from Rock County. For example: How did your county respond to the attacks immediately afterward? Have local residents served in the resulting Global War on Terror? What are their stories? Have there been events to remember 9-11 over the years since? Stories can be shared directly at www.mnmilitarymuseum.org. Click on “exhibits, test-gallery and share-your-story.
The Worthington International Festival Committee is looking for ideas for their 2021 event and is planning an opportunity for conversations and celebrations that unite the community. Anyone interesting in being part of the discussion should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Current work teams involve Folk and Traditional Artists, Children’s Activities, Food Venders, Ethnic Artisan Booth, Fashion Show, Immigrant Conversations, Publicity, Fundraising and Logistics.
Home Stretch Workshop
Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership invited those interested in purchasing a home to attend Homebuyer Education classes via Zoom for Home Stretch Workshops. The classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. December 8 and 10. Attendance is required both evenings. Class sizes are limited to 25, so sign up early at swmhp.org or call 507-836-1604.
Worthington Farmer’s Market
4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the Ace Hardware parking lot.
Volunteers needed at Manna Food Pantry
Manna Food Pantry is in desperate need of a volunteer to help hand out meat during the harvest truck that delivers to the pantry approximately at 11 am on the first and third Thursdays of each month. If you are able to help, please contact Linda Sanchez at 507-329-1951.
Worthington City Council Honorary Member
The Worthington City Council is seeking people interested in the inner-workings of city government for their Honorary Member program. The Honorary Member serves for three months, attending regular council meetings and participating in discussions. They do not make motions or vote. They attend as able various advisory board and commission meetings, and attend a staff briefing and tour the facilities. They also receive all correspondence directed to City Council, including staff reports and League of Minnesota City publications. There is no monetary compensation, and applicants must be 21 years of age and a resident voter of the city for at least 30 days prior to appointment. Visit the City of Worthington web page here to apply!
Nixle - Public Safety System
Nixle is a community information service via the Worthington Police Department dedicated to helping you stay connected to the information that matters most to you. You can receive alerts for closed roads, weather alerts, safety alerts, missing persons, general notifications, special events, canvassing witnesses for leads and other evidence. To sign up, visit the City of Worthington Public Safety webpage.
You are invited to become a member of the Lake Okabena Improvement Association! The projects would not be made possible without your generous donations and commitment. Find the details on membership dues or renewals here. .
November 28 - Nobles County Toys for Tots Toy Drive
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walgreens of Worthington will host a Nobles County Toys for Tots drive! Donate a new unwrapped toy and get entered to win a Green Mountain Grill Daniel Boone Smoker, donated by Steve Henderschiedt Trucking. Stop out, have a treat, drop off a toy and register. Drawing for the smoker will be at 10 a.m. December 12 on the Nobles County Toys for Tots Facebook Livepage. Between now and December 4, donate a toy online through Pulver Towing at yougivegoods.com/noblescounty.
November 28 – Sheldon’s Downtown Lighted Christmas Parade
Sheldon will host its first Downtown Lighted Christmas Parade at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, November 28, with the theme Hometown Holiday! Come out and join the fun!
December 2-5 – Love INC Drive Thru Light Display Love INC is modifying their 10th annual Christmas Tree Forest to a Drive Thru Light Display at Olson Park. The event this year is “Let Your Light Shine.” Businesses or organizations can provide a decorated light display for no registration fee at a campsite with electric hookups at Olson Park, with a registration deadline of November 25. The display will be up December 2-5 from 5 to 9 p.m. Free will donations are encouraged. With a goal of raising $4,000. To register, go to loveincw.org/light-display or call 507-727-7291.
December 5 - Nobles County Toys for Tots Toy Drive
From noon to 2 p.m. Keith’s Grocery of Adrian will host a Nobles County Toys for Tots drive! Donate a new unwrapped toy and get entered to win a Green Mountain Grill Daniel Boone Smoker, donated by Steve Henderschiedt Trucking. Stop out, have a treat, drop off a toy and register. Drawing for the smoker will be at 10 a.m. December 12 on the Nobles County Toys for Tots Facebook Livepage.
December 5 – Ashton Vendor Fair
There will be a Vendor Fair in Ashton, Iowa from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 5 at the Ashton Legion Building. Come and shop 15+ vendors! There will be a meal option available for purchase. Masks are required. If you would like to be a vendor, email email@example.com.
December 5 – Fulda Area Community Club Parade of Lights
The Fulda Area Community Club will host its annual Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 5 at 6 p.m. with the 2020 theme of Christmas in Whoville. Judging of floats will begin at 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Due to COVID-19, there will be no throwing or handing out of candy.
December 7 - Murray County Hospice Tree of Lights
The Hospice of Murray County Hospice Tree of Lights will be lit at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, with a gathering for cookies and hot chocolate at 5 p.m. at 36 Park Drive in Slayton. Masks and social distancing are required. For more information, go to hospiceofmurraycounty.com.