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Organized for Farmington: October news and notes

Organized for Farmington is a monthly update from Farmington area organizations and clubs.

Farmington VFW

The VFW, Ladies and Mens Auxiliaries will have their annual Membership Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 13. Dinner will be served by the Long Branch at 5:30 p.m.

A steak fry for Boy Scout Troop 116 will be held Saturday from 5-8 p.m. A Von Hanson steak, baked potato, salad, vegetables, bread, dessert, coffee and water are served for a donation of $10.

There will be a District 2 meeting in Montgomery on Saturday, Oct. 26.

On Nov. 2, the Farmington High School girls hockey team will host a steak fry dinner at the VFW Club. The same menu and times as above will be observed.

On Nov. 7, the Patriotic Day ceremony will be held at Farmington High School. All veterans are asked to attend, and please sign the Guest Book. All members ot the community are invited. A pork chop dinner will be served. For those of you that may need help walking into the building, we will have wheel chairs on hand. Also, there will be buses available for those that do not drive. To get your name on the list for dinner or for more information, call 651-463-2500.

If you have a torn or tattered flag, please bring it to the VFW Club located at 421 Third St., for proper disposal. If you need a flag, we have some on hand, and if not the size you need, we can order it for you.

Farmington Food Shelf

Bring a can or box of non-perishable food to the Farmington Halloween Walk to benefit the Farmington Food Shelf.

The Halloween Walk is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Dodge Middle School. Watch also for local neighbors that create Halloween displays in the yards and neighborhoods and then accept food donations on behalf of the Farmington Food Shelf. Happy Halloween!

The food shelf is open for produce to be dropped off between the hours of noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Instructional Services Center, 510 Walnut St., Farmington. Enter the east doors on 6th street and the food shelf is the second door on your left. Thank you!

Farmington Lions

Congratulations to Lion Roger Pederson who has been awarded the Helen Keller award. Also, congratulations to Lion Jerry Henricks who has received the Melvin Jones Fellow award.

Both awards are for dedication to Lions activities.

The Farmington Lions are looking forward to cooking pork chops again for the community at Patriotic Day celebration at Farmington High School.

Trinity Campus

Trinity Care Center’s annual Halloween Party will be held Oct. 31 from 5:30pm-6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Come to trick or treat, cake walk and decorate your own cookie. See you there!

Trinity Care Center is in need of volunteers for bingo. We play on Thursdays at 6:15 p.m, and Sundays at 1 p.m. Please call 651-460-1166 for more information.

Farmington Rotary

On Sept. 20 and 21 the Rotary Club of Farmington threw a big party called Ramble Jam and thousands came for two days of country music and fun.

Pulling the event off was a big job, especially for a club with just 24 members, but the event was a hit. Fans had a good time, and local businesses reported a big boost in business.

Farmington Rotary could not have made it all work without the help of our sponsors and our volunteers. They provided the financial backing and the manpower to make the whole event work. We thank them all for their contributions.

Farmington American Legion

The next meetings of the Farmington American Legion Clifford Larson Post 189 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189 will be held Monday, Oct. 21, at the Farmington VFW Club. Members are encouraged to attend.

The Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189 is planning to hold a soup luncheon fund-raiser on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members are asked to contribute a pot of soup or bars for dessert. We are also looking for volunteers to assist on that day. Please mark you calendars now, as this is our first fundraiser since moving from our old post home and we are hoping to make it a big success.

All members of the American Legion family should have received their membership renewal information by now. Please consider renewing your memberships for another year. We appreciate your commitment!

If you need information on how to become a member of the American Legion family, please call 651-238-5614, and we can direct you to the appropriate membership chairmen.

For God and Country.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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