Christmas season begins at Historical Society

With the turkeys consumed, it’s time to get ready for Christmas.

The Mower County Historical Society is again hosting a presale bake sale during this year’s Christmas in the County.

From 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 and 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 8, there is a chance to get Christmas cookies, lefse and other Christmas treats bought before the Saturday extravaganza. Dec. 8 also features outdoor/indoor activities. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

Saturday’s outdoor activities will include sleigh and wagon rides around the fairgrounds. Everyone will also have the chance to climb into the 1004 steam engine and blow the whistle. Families can work together on crafts such as ornament making, decorating cookies, and making pinecone bird feeders. Homemade chili and hot dogs will also be for sale.

Visitors can buy raffle tickets to win one of nine prizes, including a homemade Dick & Jane quilt, a jacuzzi suite from the Holiday Inn and a $50 Visa gift card from Accentra Credit Union, among others. Tickets are $1 each. Raffle winners will be drawn at 6 p.m. Saturday. They can be purchased at the MCHS office. A silent auction will include items for everyone in the family. Bids can be placed during Saturday’s activities until 6:45 p.m.

Any person or business that would like to assist with baked goods for the bake sale or silent auction items may contact the Mower County Historical Society at 507-437-6082.

Mower County

In Your Community: Wolfe siblings get together to celebrate milestones

Mower County

In Your Community: 2024 Music Hall of Fame inductees honored

News

Canadian wildfire smoke chokes Upper Midwest for second straight year

Mower County

Archaeology in Mower County: Beyond the quarry

Mower County

Ikes fundraiser Wednesday night

Education

Rochester Public Schools move to formalize procedure for helping transgender kids

News

Psychosis care model gives new hope to young patients

News

Proposed Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment draws rival crowds to Capitol for crucial votes

Austin Packers

APS Board gets update on plan to add boys volleyball

Mower County

Legislature prepares to go down to the wire as Minnesota session wraps up

Mower County

Skilled Nursing Care Week: Nurses thrive with in a family atmosphere

Mower County

Public invited to walk for mental health

Education

Riverland graduation: stories of hope and resilience

Blooming Prairie

To be celebrated: Zumbro Education District holds Activity Day for special education students

News

Minnesota readies for its flag switch as old banner comes down

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Convictions: April 29 to May 6

News

Bob Ross’ legacy lives on in new ‘The Joy of Painting’ series

News

Judge directs Michael Cohen to keep quiet about Trump ahead of his hush money trial testimony

News

Prepare for another summer of air quality alerts, but less than 2023

Mower County

In Your Community: Mower County Senior Center

Mower County

St. Mark’s to host seminar on downsizing

Mower County

31st annual Stamp Out Hunger drive this Saturday

Education

Riverland Music student qualifies for national competition

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

18-year-old from Lyle charged with 15 felonies, 14 related to child pornography