Mark your calendars for the 4th annual Taste of Mower Co.

Published 5:43 pm Saturday, March 22, 2014

Enjoy unlimited tastings of signature offerings from Mower County’s finest chefs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at Austin’s Holiday Inn Conference Center.

Call The Arc at 507-433-8994 to purchase tickets or visit

Tickets are $25 for an individual and $40 for a couple. Attendees can also pay $75 for a half table (four people) or $150 for a full table (eight people).

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Tickets at the door are $25 per person. Pay in advance by March 31 to receive discounts on multiple tickets. Discounts apply to pre-paid tickets only.


Home Chefs: Elaine Williamson, Beth Jensen and Margaret Haukom, Jessica Rasmussen, and Allison Witiak

Restaurant Chefs: Holiday Inn, Sweet’s Restaurant, The Bridge Club, 3B Eatery and Catering Co., Apollo Liquors and Superette, and Echo Lanes


•Event Sponsor: Holiday Inn Austin Conference Center

•Media Sponsor: KAAL ABC 6 News

•Top Chef: Cardinal of Minnesota and Worlein Funeral Homes

•Ace of Cakes: Mower County Chapter of Thrivent Financial, Kathy Wichmann – Thrivent Financial, and Austin Chapter of Thrivent Financial

• Galloping Gourmet: Hanson Construction and Specialty Cabinets, LLC, Medgaarden’s Southwest Sales, Inc. and Eastwood Bank

Upcoming Events

• 12th Annual Rock and Bowl at Echo Lanes, Sunday, March 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. Please Note Date Change From March 29

•Open house, Monday, March 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. Come to The Arc and learn about all of the programs that are offered and tour the building. Register for door prizes. Light refreshments will be served.

•Tuesday, April 1,19th annual Rose Sale Pick-Up/Delivery Day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Jamey Helgeson is the Program Director at The Arc Mower County and can be reached at or by calling 507-433-8994, Extension 102. You can also visit and follow us on Facebook (