Published 10:00 am Sunday, May 3, 2015

Trinity Lutheran Church Women

The Trinity Lutheran Church Women met for their annual Salad Luncheon Guest Day at noon April 1.

The welcome was given by Bev Jackson-Cotter, co-president. Cotter greeted all the guests and members and told the group about the women of the church back in 1890. The women were called Ladies Aid at that time. The group is 125 years old this year. The women were needed to help with the refurnishing and furnishing homes and church.

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The devotions were given by Eunice Bible Study Leader Eleanor Schou. Schou’s story was about Holy Week, which the group was celebrating at the time. The Bible Verse, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do,” was referenced. Schou gave the table prayer.

The salad luncheon was hosted by Eunice Circle. All Trinity women were invited and asked to bring a salad to share as well as a friend. All circles were also asked to bring a large salad. Women from 12 church circles were in attendance.

Mission Growth Secretary Jan Drews introduced the special program which featured Tim O’Shields, director of music and worship of First Lutheran in Albert Lea. He went to each table when he first arrived and greeted each person with a big smile and a handshake. He played piano and sang inspirational music about God through music and art. He received an encore and came back in to perform another number.

The group closed with the Lord’s Prayer.


Conger 4-H Club

The Conger 4-H Club met on April 12 at the Conger Community Center. The club will be sponsoring a llama award at the county fair this year. Sheep and goat weigh-ins are from 9 to 11 a.m. April 25 and May 9. Camp Patterson will be June 17 to 19 for Teen Camp and June 8 to 10 for Youth Camp. The deadline to register is May 15. There will be a carcass contest at the fair this year and the poultry show has been moved to Friday. The canvas art project night is April 29. Those who wish to attend should contact the extension office. The next ethics training is June 13. Those who still need to take the training are urged to sign up ahead of time. The group’s next meeting will be May 17 at the Conger Community Center.


Freeborn American Legion Auxiliary

The Freeborn American Legion Auxiliary held its monthly meeting on April 18 at the Freeborn Legion Hall. President Sandy Anderson called the meeting to order. The pledges were recited. Secretary and treasurer’s reports were given and approved as read. Anderson presented a bill for the mailing of the annual reports. It was motioned and approved to reimburse her.

Anderson read from the department mailings that only three units in our district have met their goal. The group discussed why this would be and concluded that the department had raised the goals to a point where they are unattainable.

The poppies that the group ordered have arrived. Anderson and another auxiliary member will start going door to door the beginning of May.

When the May department mailings arrive there should be information concerning the Girls State clothing available. It was decided that the organization would again purchase the package deal for their Girls State representative this year. Also, since the Girls State has a special project that they participate in, the group will send in the money for this project rather than have the representative pay for it when she is at Girls State.

There was some discussion concerning the 100-cup coffee maker that is at the Legion Hall. It is not working the best. Since another 30-cup coffee maker has been donated to the auxiliary, and that would make two 30 cup coffee makers there, the group decided they would not pursue replacing the 100-cup coffee maker at this time.

The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. May 16 at Freeborn Legion hall.

With no other business, the meeting was adjourned.