Society news: June 9

Published 4:46 pm Saturday, June 8, 2013

Y’s Women celebrate 20th Anniversary            Charter members of Y’s Women are: Connie Olson, Diane Low, Char Plantikow, Anita Ulwelling and Evie Mohrfeld.

Y’s Women celebrate 20th Anniversary
Charter members of Y’s Women are: Connie Olson, Diane Low, Char Plantikow, Anita Ulwelling and Evie Mohrfeld.

The Y’s Women Club

The Y’s Women met at the Hormel Historic Home on May 9 to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

Members and guests who were previous members were in attendance. They met in the living room where they had their first meetings. Anita Ulwelling gave a complete synopsis of the club’s programs for the past 20 years. Punch was served during the program. Afterwards, the members and guests adjourned to the Lillian Room in the new addition for dessert where meetings are now held.

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Charter members of the club are Diane Low, Evie Mohrfeld, Connie Olson, Char Plantikow and Anita Ulwelling. The goals of the club are to help in any capacity possible for the HHH and to assist in community needs, such as the food drive at the November meeting and providing meals for needy families during the holiday season. Members have helped at the Christmas Open House in November. Volunteers also help plant and maintain flowers around the home during the summer months.

Y’s Women is open to anyone who would like to join. Those interested should call the HHH at 507-433-4243 or Carole Lembrick, president, at 507-437-4395. The group starts a new schedule of programs in September.

 Duplicate Bridge

Tournament results for May 29 with five tables played: first, Eunice Michaelis and Warren Behrends; second, Vandy Newman and Gene Muchow; third, Lu Schmitt and Loren Cleland; fourth, Vandy Newman and Gene Muchow.

Duplicate Bridge is played each Wednesday at noon at the Mower County Senior Center in Austin. All Bridge players are welcome. Call Dave Ring at 507-434-4189 for partnership assistance or additional information.

Brownsdale Study Club

The May meeting of the Brownsdale Study Club was held at the home of Lola Foster. The meeting was opened with the reading of the collect. The April minutes were read and approved. Treasurer’s report was read. The roll call question was: What are you going to plant this spring? Ten members were present.

Old business included planning an outing to go to the Rose Peddlar Restaurant in Rose Creek to celebrate Hazel’s 90th birthday on June 25.

New business included Hazel making a motion to delay the outing until fall. Many seconded, and the motion passed. The club sang “Happy Birthday.” Sarah will entertain in June.

Hazel gave the main topic: a book report on “Walk” by Randy Krulish, born Dec. 18, 1953. The story is about his life after an accident that resulted in his being paralyzed from the neck down. The accident happened May 30,1966, at a lakeside resort in Faribault. Originally, his parents were told he would not live through the first night.

He is a mature 12-year-old in his faith and prays for God’s protection and that his parents are OK. He spends much time in the hospital and eventually is able to go to school and graduate. He lives in his own apartment in Lyle and is depending on God for guidance in his life.

Mary gave the outside reading about homemade rag dolls. No doll typifies the American image better than the red, white and blue smiling faces of Raggedy Ann and Andy.

Today, those old collectible dolls can demand up to $2,000. Mary had a number of rag dolls to show, including one that was won by Rena’s grandson when he was 2 years old at Turkey Days in Sargeant.