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Society News: Cotillion Club celebrates 100th

When the members of the Cotillion Club gathered at the Austin Country Club on June 4, 2019, it was to celebrate the amazing milestone of 100 years.

The country club was lovely, as usual, with flowers at each table, thanks to Cotillion members, Jim and Merlene Stiles. A picture board display and a table of scrapbooks and other memorabilia provided 100 years of history. Otto and Betty Volkert are current members and have a history of 40 years of Cotillion membership.

Not only did the Austin Big Band play amazing music for dancing, the music was chosen from the decades beginning in the 1920s. Many thanks to the band for playing for us.

Our evening was made even more perfect with the presence of many former members and guests. To celebrate 100 years and greet friends who  have been a  part of the journey made the evening very special.

We begin another season of dinner and dancing on Oct. 1. If you would like information about our group, contact Joyce Goetz at 507-437-4608.

Duplicate Bridge

Thirteen teams played on June 25.

First place, Loren Cleland and Dave Ring; second place, Carolyne Higgins and Ron Peters; third place, John Liesen and Rick Stroup, Judy Bungum and Dave Solomonson and Theresa Baldus and Harriet Oldenburg; sixth place, Larry Crowe and Bill Momsen.

Eleven teams played on June 26.

First place (tie), Vandy Newman and Ron Peters and Gus Brandt and Stan Schultz; third place, Gail and Ray Schmidt; fourth place, Joyce Crowe and Millie Seiver; fifth place, Bonnie Fritz and Loren Cleland.

Both sessions are played at the Mower County Senior Center. Players came from Albert Lea, Adams, Rose Creek, Austin and Mason City, Iowa.  The center serves lunches for all visitors. Call Joyce at 507-437-2750 if you would like to play bridge. She will find you a partner.