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Rose sale pick-up starts Tuesday

Published 4:44pm Saturday, April 13, 2013

A reminder that starting this Tuesday the annual Rose Sale pick-up and deliver will begin and run through Thursday.

The time is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you missed your chance to order, we have ordered extra roses.

Taste of Mower County

The third annual Taste of Mower County is in the history books.

Over 250 people attended the event and tasted specialties from five chefs and six home chefs from around the community.

The event raised more than $10,000 for programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Mower County.

The winners of this year’s event in the Chef category was Sweet’s Restaurant from LeRoy with their smoked windsor chops, Chicken and wild rice, vegetable beef dumpling and red mushroom soups.

Runner up was Apollo Liquor and Superette with their barbecue ribs.

The winners in the Home Chef Category was Elaine Williamson with her lemon with lemon curd, roasted cashew with mango sauce, and chocolate raspberry with chocolate ganache cheesecakes.

Runner up was Smokin Joe’s Peaches and Puddin, (Joe and Lacey Morse and Stephanie Edwards) with their smoked shredded pulled pork and French peach pie.

We would like to send a big thank you to all of the chefs, sponsors and people and businesses who donated items.

And to our participating chefs: Amy Riley, Apollo Liquor and Superette, Beth Jensen and Margaret Haukom, Elaine Williamson, Holiday Inn of Austin, Hy-Vee of Austin, Jessica Rasmussen, Smokin Joe’s Peaches and Puddin, Sweet’s Restaurant, Tealightful Treasures and The Bridge Club

And thank you to our sponsors: Austin Holiday Inn and Conference Center, KAAL TV ABC 6 News, Cardinal of Minnesota, Worlein Funeral Homes, Cornerstone Financial Resources, LLC, Mower County Chapter Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Austin Chapter Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, Hanson Construction and Specialty Cabinets, LLC, Medgaarden’s Southwest Sales.

A special thank you to the Austin Holiday Inn, KAAL TV and the Austin Daily Herald for the great articles, photos and interviews for the event.

Thank you for donation from Agnes Wahlert, Alice Qual, Annette Huffman, Ardis Jensen, Bendixen Jewelry, Cannon River Winery, Coffee House on Main, Crystal Steinbach, Curves, Dawn Helgeson, Dennis Huffman, Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery, Great Clips, Holiday Inn-Austin, Holiday Inn-Owatonna, Hormel Institute, Indian Island Winery, Julia Thomson / Mower County Shopper, KAAL TV ABC 6 News, Kathy Huffman, Langtry Café, Linda Gibeau, Lisa Kline, Mary Thomson, Meadow Greens Golf Course, Melissa Niemann, Pizza Ranch, Rose Pedaler-Rose Creek, Sears-Austin, SEMA-Jason Maschka, Shannon Tabor, Springer and Gumbel LLC, Stadheim Jewelers, Stephanie Tollefson, Steve’s Pizza, Sweets Hotel, Tammy Flicek, Tammy Westrich / Beaver Trails Jellystone Campground, Tealightful Treasures, The Arc Mower County, The Original Harlem Globetrotters, Walmart, Whitnei Photgraphei, Yoga Studio of Austin and Zumba by Krystle Davis

Upcoming Events

•Monday, April 22: Cardinal of Minnesota Town Hall Meeting, 7 p.m.

•Monday, April 29: Dave Reedstrom, a Special Needs Planner and a parent of an adult child with Down syndrome, will be holding a free informational seminar that includes the following topics: Guardianships, wills, supplemental needs trusts, power of attorney, letter of intent, avoiding family conflict and reducing professional costs. The seminar will be held at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. at The Arc of Mower County.

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