Editor’s Mailbag

Outstanding Brown County Senior nominees sought

NEW ULM — Do you know an outstanding Senior Volunteer in your community? Let the Brown county Free Fair recognize them for their accomplishments.

Individuals must be over the age of 70, reside in Brown County, and show outstanding volunteer service within their community!

Email info@browncountyfreefair.com for more information or submissions!

Brown County DFL Picnic to

feature AG Keith Ellison

NEW ULM — This year’s Brown County DFL Picnic will be held on Thursday, July 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Herman Heights Park in New Ulm. The featured guest will be Minnesota Attorney General, Keith Ellison, who was elected in 2018 after serving in Congress for 12 years.

The local DFL will provide the burgers and brats, and the rest of the food is potluck. The picnic takes place rain or shine and all DFLers are welcome to attend. For questions contact Lori Sellner at lorisell@gmail.com or 507-227-4004.

Wanda Gag House offers Papermaking/Decorating and Bookmaking Camp

NEW ULM — The Wanda Gag House Association will offer kids who have completed grades 3-6 an opportunity to attend a three-day camp at the Wanda Gag House. The children will make home-made paper, use different techniques to decorate paper and make several books.

The camp will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6 through Thursday, Aug. 8. The participants may choose from a morning (9-12) or an afternoon (1-4) session. Cost for the camp will be $15 for the three days.

Applications may be picked up at the Wanda Gag House on Saturdays and Sundays when the house is open for visitors or you may request an application by sending an email to : wandagaghouse@gmail.com. Space is limited and applications are due by August 1, 2019.

Libraries to celebrate 50th Anniversary of moon landing

Sleepy Eye’s Dyckman Free Library and New Ulm Public Library invite you to join them to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Historian David Jones will present “Apollo: Why We Went to the Moon – A Non-Technical Look at Mankind’s Greatest Technological Achievement” at Dyckman Free Library (345 W Main St, Sleepy Eye) on Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m.

New Ulm Public Library (17 N. Broadway, New Ulm) will show a newly released moon landing documentary on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. The film features never-before-seen footage of NASA’s first mission to the moon, is rated G, and runs 94 minutes.

These programs are free and open to the public. Call Dyckman Free Library at 507-794-7655 or New Ulm Public Library at 507-359-8331 for more information.

Family Night on the Dairy Farm

NEW ULM — Join the New Ulm Farm City Hub Club for a night of free family fun at the 2019 Family Night at the Dairy Farm. This event, put on every other year by the New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club, is set for Thursday, July 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Steve and Kerry Hoffman Farm, 18868 140th Avenue, New Ulm. Watch for signs.

The event is free and open to the public. All ages are invited. Strollers are welcome.

The special event promotes agriculture at a perfect time, during July Ice Cream Month! The dairy treat line-up–all free–will include root beer floats, milk, yogurt, ice cream bars, and cheese sticks.

New this year will be a hamburger or hotdog meal with chips and milk for $3.00. The club is offering this in cooperation with the Redwood County Cattlemen. A maximum of 400 meals will be served.

Family Night includes farm tours, calf petting, photos with dairy princesses, other kids’ activities, goodie bags, hayrides, educational displays, and a chance to meet a veterinarian and other dairy specialists.

Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the Minnesota Simmental Queen, and a Brown County Dairy Princess will take part, along with FFA and 4-H members as well as Nicollet and Brown County Holstein Association members.

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