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Turner Hall Rib Feast

NEW ULM — Turner Hall is holding its 5th annual Rib Feast Fundraiser on Thursday, March 5. This event is sponsored by local pork producers Christensen Farms, Schwartz Farms and Wakefield Pork. This event and 100% of its proceeds support Historic Turner Hall. The meal includes a hearty portion of Turner Hall’s famous ribs, baked potato, coleslaw and cookie.

Drive-thru service begins at 3 p.m. and goes until 7 p.m. Enter on Washington St.

Dine in begins at 4:30 p.m. and features live music from the Larson Brandt Duo. Enter on State Street main doors or Washington Street rear entrance.

Tickets are $22 and are available at The Chamber, Turner Hall, events@newulmturnerhall.com, or by calling 507-354-2022. Tickets can also be delivered to your home or business upon request.

Hot Topics:

Census 2020

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting Hot Topics Lunch: 2020 U.S. Census, presented by New Ulm City Planner John Knisley. The U.S census is quickly approaching. Since 1790, the U.S constitution has mandated that everyone in all 50 states, territories, and District of Columbia respond to it every ten years. The census is an easy process, just answering a few short questions about yourself and your household. The U.S census is very important as it measures many aspects and statistics for our country and its states. It helps determine federal funding, produces important statistics, and determines how many seats in congress each state gets. This program and lunch will take place at the New Ulm Country Club on Friday, March 6, noon to 1 p.m.

Why should you complete your census? It is very important and helps to shape many different aspects of the community as far as funding we receive for roads, schools, hospitals, police, firefighters, families in need, crisis needs, and most importantly the number of representatives the State of Minnesota has representing them in Washington.

The cost to attend the Hot Topics program is $10 at the door and includes lunch and a presentation by John Knisley. John Knisley is the Planner for the City of New Ulm. Please RSVP to the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce (507)233-4300 or email us at chamber@newulm.com by March 3.

The New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce has a membership of nearly 350 businesses including New Ulm’s largest employers, retailers, professional services and interested individuals. The Chamber’s mission is encouraging economic growth in our community by supporting our members through business development, networking, education, advocacy, and access to resources. Each year, their Business Action Team identifies initiatives or topics that would be of interest to the business community, chamber members and the community as a whole. Past Hot Topics events have included speakers from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Bill Blazar from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, an update on the child care situation in Brown County and legislative session previews. Hot Topics are open to the community and all are encouraged to attend.

Garden Club to meet

NEW ULM — The New Ulm Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at the New Ulm airport. Guest speaker will be Molly Tranel with the DNR, who will speak on Natural Resource Management in S.W. Minnesota State parks. She will discuss the controlling of invasive plants at Flandreau, controlled burns, and an update on the conservation of the bison herd at Minneopa State park. All are welcome.

New teaching

scholarship

NEW ULM, — The New Ulm Area Foundation is pleased to introduce the Charlotte Raymond Anderson Teaching Scholarship.

This $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to one student pledging their intent to attain the highest level of proficiency in teaching or an established educator pursuing a graduate degree to increase their expertise in teaching. The scholarship also carries potential of renewal for the recipient each year of college after being awarded the scholarship.

The Charlotte Raymond Anderson Teaching Scholarship is available to 2020 high school graduates and past graduates from ISD 88, Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School and New Ulm Area Catholic Schools pursuing a college or graduate degree in education.

For more details on the Charlotte Raymond Anderson Teaching Scholarship or to download the application and guidelines, please visit newulmareafoundation.org.

The application deadline is March 15.

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