Oldest Jaycees chapter in state celebrates 75 years

Published 4:32 pm Friday, September 19, 2008

Current and past members of the Austin Jaycees, the oldest chapter in Minnesota, will be celebrating their Mission Week and 75th Anniversary Oct. 5-11.

A series of events will take place throughout the community of Austin to honor the Jaycee Creed and the efforts of all present and past Austin Jaycee members:

Oct. 5 — “Service to Humanity is the best work in life.”

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A donation will be made to the Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund.

Oct. 6 — “Faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life.”

Jaycee members will tour three different churches in Austin. This is open to the public, especially if you are in search of a church home. The public is welcome.

Oct. 7 — “Economic Justice can best be won through free men through free enterprise.”

Business Ethics Seminar through Riverland Community College, organized by the Austin Jaycees. The public is welcome. Watch community calendars in local papers for time and location. The seminar will be presented by attorney Marty Helle from Hoversten, Johnson, Beckmann and Hovey, LLP.

Oct. 8 — “Government should be of laws rather than men.”

Essay and coloring contest through all public schools in Austin. The winners of the essay contest will win a $50 savings bond; coloring contest winners will win prizes according to age. The essay and coloring contest are themed government and the United States of America. Students will be asked to write what they would do if they were president of the United States.

Oct. 9 — “Earth’s greatest treasures lie in human personality.”

Members will be painting pumpkins with area nursing home residents.

Oct. 10 — A Formal Affair and Dinner will be held with 75 years of Austin Jaycees members.

Oct. 11— The public is invited to a concert at Lefty’s Bar in Austin featuring the Amish Playboys and beer specials.