Campaign puts best foot forward

Published 5:00 pm Saturday, August 13, 2011

Did you know that if you put 13 quarters side by side they would equal 1 foot? And how many of you remember from your school days that there are 5,280 feet in a mile?

These two trivia facts are the focus of a summer campaign that we launched in June for The Arc of Mower County, called “A Mile Of Quarters!”

For every $3.25 you can purchase a foot in our campaign or 10 feet equals $32.50, 15 feet equals $48.75, 30 feet equals $100 and 50 feet will cost you $162.50. We’re sure you are starting to see the pattern here.

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We are hoping that you, our membership, will support this campaign yourselves as well as spreading the word to your friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers or any organization that you are a part of.

For every $3.25 raised we will put a decal of a foot in our windows at The Arc so you can watch our progress. Send your donations to The Arc at 401 Second Ave NE, Austin, MN 55912.

Doc. on married couple with Down Syndrome up for an Emmy

The marriage of David and Monica Martinez is the subject of “Monica & David” which is nominated for an Emmy award.

The film, “Monica & David,” premiered last fall on HBO. It followed Monica and David Martinez as they prepared for their wedding and subsequently learned to establish an independent life for themselves as newlyweds.

Now the documentary has been nominated in the outstanding informational programming category of the News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Winners will be announced Sept. 26 at a ceremony in New York City.

This is not the first honor for “Monica & David.” The film was named best documentary feature at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival last year.

Upcoming Events

Monday: Special Olympics Softball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday: People First Potluck, 5:30 to 7:30

Wednesday: Steele County Fair, to 5 to 9:30 a.m.

Thursday: Special Olympics Softball, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday: Open Center, 6:30 to 8:30

Aug. 20- 21: Special Olympics MN State Softball Tournament