Plenty to do for seniors at the Mower County Fair

Published 4:01 pm Saturday, August 6, 2011

I hope you’ll take a little time and visit the Mower County Fair this week. The Fair board has a great fair planned, so I hope you’ll take time to come on up or down whatever the case.

For many of the 4-H and FFA youth the county fair as well as the Minnesota State Fair are what they’ve been working towards all year.

For the last couple of years some of the 4-Hers have come to the senior center in the month of July to show off their place settings and have a food review. It’s fun seeing the kids involved in this event. It’s a great time to showcase their projects at the county fair and if selected, the state fair.

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Competition and evaluation is part of the learning experience, but only a small part. Hopefully it’s the learning along the way and the friendships made that will stay with these young people for a lifetime.

For many it’s a family affair. I know several families that take vacation the week of the fair so that they can be involved, even grandparents that watch their grandchildren that week so they can come to the fair.

It’s a great opportunity for parents and grandparents to spend time with their children and grandchildren as well as the youth spending time with family and other 4-H and FFA members. Many grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends come to the fair to see the exhibits and watch the youth participate.

The Senior Center has a building at the fair. We bring our crafts down to sell and showcase some of the things the senior center has to offer. Our building is next to the Saint Olaf food building and across from the animal buildings. We’ll see you at the fair.

Upcoming Events

Monday: Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; cards, 12:30 p.m.; Pinochle, Bridge; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie Anderson, 9 a.m.; cards, 12:30 p.m.; Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge; SilverSneakers, 4:30 p.m.; movie “Secretariat,” 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; Mac Degen Support, 10 a.m.; card, 12:30 p.m.; Pinochle, Cribbage Tournament, Duplicate Bridge; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: SilverSneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie Anderson, 9 a.m.; Cards, Pinochle, 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Hearing Aid Clinic, 3:15 p.m.; SilverSneakers, 4:30 p.m.

Friday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards, 12:30 p.m.; Bridge Tournament.

Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

July 25, three tables

1st Pat Swenson, 2nd  Arnie Lang, 3rd Judy Bungum, 4th Mabel Vaale, 5th Russ Vaale

Tuesday “500”

July 26, three tables

1st Eddie Hall, 2nd Willard Ballantyne, 3rd Helen Broitzmom, 4th Duone Krebsboch

Tuesday Afternoon Bridge

July 26

1st Loren Cleland, 1st Dave Ring, 2nd Jim Fisher, 2nd Bud Higgins, 3rd Millie Seiver, 3rd Dave Solmonson, 4th Joan Bachnysky, 4th Dick Titus

Friday Bridge

Tournament results for July 29, three tables

1st Judy Bungum, 2nd Shirley Knowlton, 3rd Mabel Vaale, 4th Mary Johnsen, 5th Dave Solomonson.


Mildred Ballantyne

Friday Cribbage

July 29, one and a quarter tables

1st Mildred Ballantyne, 2nd Dale Peter

Weekly “500”

Tournament results for July 29, four tables

1st  Jim Fisher, 2nd Arnold Berstrom, 3rd Betty Fisher, 4th Wayne Chilson

Weekly Cribbage

July 27, three and three-fourths tables

Perfect score

1st Arnie Lang, 2nd Dorothy Peterson, 3rd Lottie Seina, 4th Loretta Pranler

Semcac Daily Meals

Monday: Hamburger on bun.

Tuesday: Chicken pasta salad

Wednesday: Country style BBQ ribs

Thursday: Spaghetti

Friday: Hot turkey on bun