The 2010 Holiday Home Tour will be held Saturday, December 4th from 1-5 PM and
Sunday, December 5th from 1-4 PM.The following families will be welcoming guests into their homes which they have decorated for Christmas:
Dale & Kathy Bruns, Arlie & Marcy Lawrenz, Lee & Dana Paulzine, and
Idella Schneider-Two Rivers Guest House.
As a special bonus tour (open to all--no ticket required), view the newly constructed
Community Country Church across from the Holdingford school and the St. Mary’s Parish House.
Those participating will enjoy refreshments at the Lake Wobegon Coffee Shop located on Main Street. Also, ten local businesses have partnered with the Holdingford Area Historical Society (HAHS) and are offering holiday coupons for each ticket purchased.
All proceeds go to the Historical Society and the future history museum.
Tickets may be purchased for $10 in advance or $12 on tour days at Holdingford Corner Pizza & Antiques, Holdingford Gas & Grocery, Headley Hardware Hank, Albany Country Floral & Gifts, and Paul & Kathy’s Grocery in Upsala.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
All are invited to attend!
The Holdingford Garden Club, “Pedals to Petals” will host the annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 3, 2010. The ceremony will start at 6:30 PM in the Triangle Garden located at the intersection of River and Main Street. Mayor Ernie Schmit will preside over the event, accompanied by local carolers as they ring in the new holiday season.
Free hot chocolate and cider will be served.
Annual Santa Breakfast
For All Ages!
A pancake and sausage breakfast with Santa Claus will be held on Sunday, December 5th,
from 9AM-12:30PM at the Holdingford City Center on Main Street. Sponsored by the Holdingford Women of Today
St. Hedwig’s Church of Holdingford is Celebrating 100 Years ! on September 12, 2010
below is the schedule for the day. 9:00-10:30 AM
FREE Shuttle from Holdingford High
School Parking Lot (every 15 minutes) 10:00 AM
Rendition of Hymns of the Past 100 Years
& Performed by Church Choir 10:30 AM
Celebration Mass with Bishop Kinney
Past & Present Parish Priests Co-Celebrate 12:00-2:30 PM
Chicken & Ham Dinner (Free Will Offering)
Proceeds Will be Donated to;
The Five Parish Youth Group, Helping Hands
Outreach, Holdingford Area Historical Society,
Holdingford Food Shelf and Homa Bay
(St. Hedwig’s Sister Parish)
12:00-6:00 PM (Shuttle Continues)
Live Music, Silent Auction, Bingo, Guided
and Self-Guided Church Tours, Children’s
Rides & Games
Country Store, Memorabilia, Garden
Harvest, Crafts & Quilts
Polish Specialty Foods, Beer, Popcorn,
Cotton Candy, Drinks, Hamburger &
Polish Sausage Historical Church Artifacts and Images on Display in the Religious Education Center
Their limited edition Centennial Book (Harvesting a Heritage of Charity)The book has the history of the church, Interesting articles on certain functions within the church, Family memories (especially showcasing families that were here when the original church was built), biographies of past priests, lots of photos and of course it finishes out with a section of favorite recipes. It costs $18.95 and is available at Helping Hands, Headley Hardware and also can be ordered at 320-746-2426.
In a Life Magazine Oct 18, 1968 article, Senator Joe McCarthy talks about his time playing in the Great Soo League. See if you can find where he talks about the pink hats and pink sweaters, worn by one of the teams.