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Organized for Farmington: December news and notes

Farmington Food Shelf

The Farmington Food Shelf is part of 360 Communities. Founded more than 40 years ago by a group of volunteers, 360 Communities provides hope and support to more than 13,000 individuals each year with 11 programs in over 40 locations, including a network of five food shelves, two resource centers, two domestic violence shelters, and three programs that support school success from birth through high school graduation.

More than 1,000 volunteers donate their time, energy and talent in support of 360 Communities every year. 360 Communities delivers a full circle of support to families through its strong network of programs and resources. 360 Communities staff and volunteers engage people to identify the root causes of their problems and then help them onto a path toward self-sustained success.

Thank you to all of the Farmington friends that support the Farmington Food Shelf with food and financial donations.

If you would like to support our larger, overall mission at 360 Communities, you can do this online at or by mailing your donation to 360 Communities, 501 East Highway 13, Suite 102, Burnsville, Minn., 55337

More information about 360 Communities is available by visiting their website or calling 952-985-5300. Thank you.

Farmington Yellow Ribbon Network

Farmington Yellow Ribbon Networks' fourth annual Cookie Walk was held Dec. 9. More than 70 military families received cookie trays to show our appreciation for their service.

Our next Veterans Dinner will be Jan. 7. This dinner will be hosted by Light of the World Church and will be located at Trinity Care Center. Call 651-460-2248 to make reservations or for more details.

If anyone is interested in volunteering to help veterans and military families, let us know!

Trinity Campus

The Trinity Suites (Memory Care) is looking for volunteers to do the following: sing, lead Bible Studies, do manicures, play games, conduct pet visits and more. Please call Kari at 651-252-2073 if interested or if you'd like to tour this state of the art building.

Thanks to this community for all the support you give!

Farmington American Legion

Happy holidays, Farmington!

The Farmington Sons of the American Legion held its monthly omelet breakfast at Tailgaters on Dec. 9. Despite the snowy weather, quite a few folks turned out for the breakfast. Our proceeds from the December breakfast will help Farmington families, as the proceeds were used to make a donation to Toys for Town.

The Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189 is pleased to announce the election of Kim Lomas as president. Kim is a longtime member, and will be installed as president in January. Kim was elected during the November meeting, at which we also made more than 100 Christmas cards for the veterans at the Hastings Veterans Home.

ALA Unit 189 will not have a December meeting. However, members who have not yet renewed their membership for this year are reminded to do so soon. Our Unit is only at 33 percent of our membership goal for this year. You can drop off your membership renewals at the pulltabs booth at Tailgaters, and it will be forwarded to membership chairman Joan McIntire.

As we move through the holiday season, we hope that all of our members, our family and friends, and our community have a blessed holiday. and a happy new year.

For God and Country.

Rotary Club of Farmington

Farmington area seniors can expect an afternoon of good food, good company and good entertainment at the Rotary Club of Farmington's annual senior holiday luncheon.

The event will take place Dec. 13 at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

The Rotary club hosts the event every year. It includes a catered lunch and entertainment from Farmington High School's New Dimensions choir as well as dancers from Synergy Dance Center. Each of the 150 people expected to attend the luncheon will also go home with a gift bag.

The Rotary Club of Farmington meets for lunch at noon Thursdays at Celts Pub. Visitors are welcome. For more information visit or find the Rotary Club of Farmington on Facebook.