Jamey Helgeson: LIFE Mower County celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2022

Published 8:17 pm Thursday, December 30, 2021

Back in the early 1950s, parents of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities wanted something that would enhance the lives of their children.

A new organization was founded in 1952 and with several name changes over the years we have the current name of LIFE Mower County.

Help us celebrate throughout the year by attending events, becoming a volunteer or making a donation. To learn more, please visit www.lifemowercounty.org/70thanniversary.

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Mark your calendars for the Chicken Dumpling Soup and Chili Supper Fundraiser from 4:30-7 p.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 at the Mower County Senior Center.

Reserve your meals in advance by clicking https://tinyurl.com/soupchili2022, walk-in orders are welcome. Tickets are $9 per adult and $6 per child (12 and under). Pay with cash or check upon arrival. Meals include your choice of chicken dumpling soup and or chili, garlic bread, dessert, beverages and crackers.

Every donation, large or small, will help cut expenses and increase profits: We need boneless chicken, hamburger, carrots, celery, and financial donations to purchase other items. Call the LIFE Mower County office at 507-433-8994 today and let us know how you can help.

All fundraising done by the People First Aktion Club is for self-advocacy training and community service projects decided on by the group. Support these self-advocates that give back to those that have supported them.

Volunteers are needed and can register at https://tinyurl.com/soupchili2022volunteer.

Upcoming Events

Monday: Bingo, 6 p.m.

Jan. 10: People First Aktion Club, 4 p.m.

Jan. 11: Creative Arts, 6 p.m.

Jan. 12: Special Olympics Bowling, 4 p.m.

Jan. 13: Self-Advocates Minnesota Meeting, 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 14: Open Center, 6 p.m.

Jan. 15: Lunch and a Movie, 10:30 a.m.