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Thank you to all that helped with the Military Family Picnic this past Sunday. The weather was good, maybe a little too windy.
Saturday June 16 will be a Steak Fry for the High School Dance Line. Serving will be from 4-8 p.m.
A reception was held in honor of the graduating seniors that have committed to joining a branch of the service. The recruiters were on hand to introduce the students that were joining their branch, and talked a little bit about them.
Their parents were in attendance also. The mayor said a few words to the students. We are very proud of these young people for entering the service. Cake, ice cream and lemonade were served.
Happy Father’s Day to all you Fathers out there.
Happy 4th of July, drive carefully.
If you have not purchased a paver for the Farmington Area Veterans Memorial yet, you might want to get to do it. We plan to start digging the end of this month, or early next month
Dakota County Library in Farmington
The Summer Reading Program is in full swing.
Research shows that kids who read during the summer months actually improve their reading ability and minimize the learning losses that kids typically experience during the summer months.
The Summer Reading Program offers activities designed to help kids avoid the “summer slide” and get them excited about reading. Kids up to age 12, readers and pre-readers alike, earn small prizes when they reach 10 and 20 hours of reading. Kids can also complete an activities game card to be eligible to win a grand prize Nook Color™ eReader.
The Teen Summer Reading Program is open to youth going into grades 7–12. Pick up a program packet at the Farmington Library and get a free pass to special events at Cascade Bay Waterpark and the Dakota County Fair.
Start reading and enter book reviews throughout the summer to be eligible to win snacks, books, gift cards, State Fair tickets and a grand prize of an iPod Touch™. Pick up a schedule of teen summer programs and let your imagination soar.
Watch for the Farmington Library’s Teen Advisory Group in the Dew Days parade on Saturday, June 16!
Farmington Food Shelf
The Farmington Food Shelf gets busier in the Summer months. With school out and children at home, families experience added stress to their household budgets to provide meals and snacks for children. Current food shelves need include juice boxes, fruit, cereal, peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, snack foods, and spaghetti.
Donations can be dropped off Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 1:00- 5:00 pm or left in the yellow collection tub outside our door. The Food Shelf is located at the Instructional Services Center at 510 Walnut Street. Please enter the east doors on 6th Street. For more information, please call (651) 463-5019.
Dakota City Heritage Village
The Chautauqua is returning to Dakota City during the Dakota County Fair. Auditions will be held Saturday, June 16, 1 to 3 p.m. in the Dakota City Church for an accomplished fiddler and an upright bass player. Auditions for singers/actors will be held Saturday, July 30th, 1 to 3 p.m. Call 612-280-5044 for appointment or 651-460-8050 for information.
Rotary Club of Farmington
The Rotary Club of Farmington had the pleasure of getting to know several outstanding students over the course of the 2011-12 school year. From October through May the club recognized eight Students of the Month from Farmington High School and Christian Life School. This year’s students, chosen because of the ways they exemplify Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self, were Isis Alexander, Jack Buss, Charlie Weierke, Tia Jacoby, Derek Anderson, Tyler?Boelter and Cody Madison from FHS and Crystal Goutierez from Christian Life.
Rotarians also spent much of the year working with another group of students through our STRIVE?program, which takes students identified as at risk of not graduating and helps get them back on track. We had a great response from those students and saw a lot of very good results.
Rotary handed out $4,000 in scholarships to this year’s graduates. Buss, Jacoby, Anderson and Krystin Svoboda all received $500 Service Above Self scholarships and Jessie Aljets and Izamar Rosas received $1,000 STRIVE?scholarships to help them as they explore life after high school.