Published 1:14 pm Saturday, September 4, 2010
Karen Sorenson, chair person for Greenwings of the Freeborn County Ducks Unlimited, was presented a $500 foundation grant check from Rebecca Gisel from Alliant Energy. Greenwings is the “children’s version” of Ducks Unlimited. Greenwings gets kids acquainted with the importance of preserving and protecting Minnesota’s wetlands. The Alliant Energy Foundation is committed to helping to improve the quality of life, now and in the future in the communities where Alliant Energy has a presence. The Foundation supports health and human service programs, education endeavors, civic activities, cultural and arts initiatives and environmental efforts.
The money received from Alliant Energy went towards the Greenwings Picnic at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds that was held Saturday, Aug. 21. This educational event for the kids planted good memories of fun, and prizes were awarded to all attendees.
The day included a visit from the Albert Lea Police Department to discuss why and when to do a 911 call and what to expect when the operator answers. Later in the afternoon, the firearm safety instructor explained the importance of taking the firearm safety course. Then the local DNR officer discussed the firearm safety importance.
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For more information, contact Bob and Karen Sorenson at 373-4931. The Greenwings picnic was held the third weekend in August.