Editor’s Mailbag

Free Community Breakfast Saturday

NEW ULM — A Free Community Breakfast will be held Saturday, Dec. 30 at First United Methodist Church on the corner of Center and Broadway in New Ulm. Come from 8 to 10 a.m. for pancakes, eggs, sausage, and coffee. Bring family, friends and the grandkids. All are welcome!

Kids Building Klub in Fairfax

FAIRFAX — The Fairfax Public Library is holding a Kids Building Klub on Thursday, Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25, meeting from 3:45 to 4:45p.m.

Class size is limited; contact the library to register (507-426-7269).

Kids will have a chance to put their creativity to the test on fun projects.

Sponsored by Friends of the Fairfax Library.

Operation Christmas Child receives

donation from ‘Little Dresses’

NEW ULM — Several churches in New Ulm have again participated in packing shoe boxes for under-privileged children in the US and around the world.

This is the third year that the “Little Dresses” sewing group has been donating hand-sewn dresses and shorts to this event, all made possible by the volunteer sewing ladies here in New Ulm, many area towns in southern Minnesota, and have now expanded to the metro area. This year, 524 dresses and 52 pairs of shorts were made for the boxes.

Packing was held at the First United Methodist Church in November. A total of 110 boxes were stuffed with items related to hygiene, some toys, school supplies, small book, crayons/markers, hair ribbons and other clothing. At the end, a note was placed in the box for the child to read.

From New Ulm, the boxes were delivered to the Mankato area, where they added their boxes, then shipped off to the warehouse in Lakeville. Once in Lakeville, the boxes were combined with others, and the overall goal for Operation Christmas Child for 2017 shoe box was a whopping 9 million-worldwide.

Since its beginning in 2011, “Little Dresses” has sewn & shipped a total of 12,457 items. w