Thanks for supporting music performance

Published 11:10 am Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Letter to the Editor


We’d like to sincerely thank the community for supporting our live music in the Peace Garden this summer. We were able to host the Austin Community Jazz Band on Monday, July 2 and family friendly Koo Koo Kanga Roo on Tuesday, July 24.

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Both of our concerts were funded by the MarySue Hormel Harris Trust with a goal of providing opportunities for music appreciation for all ages in our community.

Our commitment to music is inspired by the legacy of the Hormel family: George Hormel and his wife Lillian were great champions of music and Lillian was a talented pianist and organist.

We plan to continue to offer music programming to the Austin area and will launch a new piano contest, the Harris Piano Competition, this fall. For more information, see our web site at


Laura Helle,

Hormel Historic Home

executive director