Community Snapshots

Crisis Nursery Donation: St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye has made a large donation to the Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery as part of their 2017 Pumpkin Patch Palooza event in October. Pastor Chris Cordes and event coordinator Paula Windschitl delivered a large donation to the Southern Minnesota Crisis Nursery Director Evan Curtin (center). The donation will fund a month’s worth of operating expenses at the Crisis Nursery, allowing, on average, 10 children to receive shelter services, free meals, and crisis coordination.
Food Shelf Donation: The New Ulm Real Estate Team collected $304.75 in cash and 129 pounds of food at their annual “Holiday Foodraiser” held on Dec. 8 at Mowan’s Bar. Thank you for all that contributed! Pictured are Brad Kirk, New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf; Stephanie Meyer and Lisa Besemer, New Ulm Real Estate.
Shop with a Hero: On Saturday morning, Dec 9th The Shop with a Hero event took place at Running’s in New Ulm. Ten lucky children were paired to go shopping with members of the New Ulm Police Department, New Ulm Fire Department, Brown Co. Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol. There were also many other volunteers that showed up to help gift wrap. Each child was provided with a gift card from Runnings valued at $150. The Gift card is used to Christmas shop for the children’s families. The children also had a visit from Santa Claus (via Firetruck) and the “Grinch” who was full of humor. As an added bonus the children were all provided with motorized scooters and a pass to the “WOW Zone”.
District Governor Visit: Bob Halagan, District Governor of Rotary District 5950, paid a special visit to the New Ulm Rotary Club on Tuesday. He is pictured above with Club President Aaron Lambrecht. Halagan encouraged Rotary members to find ways to follow Rotary’s theme this year of “Making a Difference.”
Lions Food Shelf Donation: The Lions Club of New Ulm donated $300 to the New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf. Executive Director Brad Kirk is shown accepting the check from New Ulm Lions President, Gayle O’Connor. Volunteers, and donations of food or money, are always needed. To donate, or to make a request for food, please call 507-354-7668. The New Ulm Area Emergency Food Shelf is located at 1305 South Valley St. Hours are between 12 and 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first Monday of every month.
Locks of Love: Jasmyne Myree Windschitl, 15, recently donated locks of her hair to Locks of Love. She had the cutting done at Hairzen Salon in New Ulm.


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