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Senior center to help celebrate grand to replace playground equipment

Join us for an exciting grant award presentation from U.S. Bank Places to Play grant at 5:30 p.m. on June 29 at the Austin Morning Lions Park (8th Street NE and Oakland Place NE.)

The U.S. Bank Places to Play grant is a collaboration between U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Vikings that provides grant funding to non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations and schools in low-to moderate-income communities in Minnesota to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local play spaces.

Mower County Seniors, Inc., who partnered with Austin Park and Recreation and the Austin Morning Lions club for a funding match, will receive a grant to replace modular play equipment and add adult exercise equipment in Austin Morning Lions Park.

To complete the total project, the city also received a grant from the Hormel Foundation for ADA surface tiles a poured material under the play equipment.

This well-used park is a great area to play outside and gather as a family. Replacing the current modular play equipment and adding adult exercise equipment will allow intergenerational groups a safe, accessible, enjoyable place to play and gather.

We thank everyone involved with securing funding for this project.

You may not be old now, but if you’re lucky, one day you will be.

We look forward to seeing you at our many programs at the Senior Center. Don’t forget our coffee shop, where every day you can have homemade soup for $1  and sandwich for 50 cents. Don’t forget Tuesday is hotdish day. We are having tator tot hotdish for only $2. You are always welcome at the center.

Upcoming events

Monday: Blood Pressure Checks, 9 a.m.; Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.;  Chicken noodle hotdish, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (500, Duplicate Bridge,  Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Tai Chi,  9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Picnic in the Lot, noon; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage) 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.

Thursday: Tops, 8 a.m.; Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; Mower County Historical Society, 2 p.m.; Weight Watchers,  5 p.m.

Friday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.;

Defensive Driving, 9 a.m.; Cards (Bridge Tournament), 12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong, 3 p.m.

Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

June 12, two tables

1st Mary Johnsen, 2ndDave Solomonson, 3rd Millie Seiver, 4th John Karnes

Tuesday Bridge

June 13, 6 tables

1st Loren Cleland, 1st Dave Ring; 2nd Rick Stroup, 2nd John Liesen; 3rd Jim Fisher, 3rd Larry Crowe, 3rd Barb Engebritsen; 3rd Orrion Roisen; 5th Russ Vaale, 5th Chuck Borgeman; 6th Ray Schmidt, 6th Gail Schmidt

Tuesday 500

June 13, three tables

1st Dennis Bray, 2nd Quentin Fiala, 3rd Sally Michels, 4th Gene Rauen

Friday  500

June 16, three tables

1st Wayne Chilson, 2nd Barb Dickman, 3rd  Gene Rauen, 4th Carol Hamilton

Wednesday Cribbage

No Results

Pinochle

No Results

Friday Bridge

June 16, two tables

1st Mary Johnsen, 2nd Dave Solomonson, 3rd Millie Seiver, 4th Quentin Fiala, 5th Carolyn Higgins