Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers – Our next fund raising concert should be very popular as we bring country music legend Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers to Cannon Falls. The show will take place on Sunday, September 24th starting at 2 p.m. with the doors opening at 1 p.m. Tickets will go on sale August 1st at various locations in Cannon Falls and also online. All proceeds will go to Shepherd’s Center to help us continue the many programs and services we offer.
Thank you volunteers – A huge thank you to all the volunteers who assisted us working the gates at this year’s Cannon Valley Fair! This is another fund raising event at Shepherd’s Center and we greatly appreciate those that stepped up and volunteered their time during the fair this year.
Presentations – If your group or organization is interested in finding out more about Shepherd’s Center, we’d be happy to come for a special presentation. In the past month or so, John Hobert has presented information on Shepherd’s Center to the Cannon Falls School Board…Cannon Falls City Council and also to the Cannon Falls Rotary Club. If interested in having John appear, please call 507-263-3693.
Meals-on-Wheels – We are currently looking for some more volunteer drivers for the “Meals-on-Wheels” program. Meals are picked up at Mayo Health Systems in Cannon Falls and then delivered to those in the program. This typically only takes 30 to 45 minutes and regular drivers are needed as well as substitute drivers. This would be a great opportunity for area businesses that could provide employees to deliver meals. If you are interested and able to help, please call 507-732-7391.
Chanhassen to see Grease - The public is invited to join Shepherd’s Center and a trip to the Chanhassen Dinner Theater on Wednesday, October 25th. The bus will depart Cannon Falls at 10 a.m. and those attending will enjoy a delicious dinner and the performance of “Grease!” The cost is $80 per person and there are limited tickets available, so those interested as asked to sign up soon. For more information or to sign up, contact Shepherd’s Center at 507-263-2136.
Donations and memorials – Thank you to all who have made donations to Shepherd’s Center; summertime is always a challenge when it comes to making ends meet. Last month we received donations in memory of Charlotte Jones, Ola Martin, Leonard Plonsky and Mildred Jacobson.
Adventures in Learning – Make plans to join us for our next“Adventures in Learning” to be held on Friday, July 28 at East Side Park in Cannon Falls. Music will be featured by “Down Home” and the featured speaker will be Cannon Valley Trail Manager Scott Roepke. The public is invited to the park, starting at 9:30 a.m. with a complimentary lunch featuring brats on the grill to be served at noon.
Independence Day – I always enjoy the wonderful 4th of July celebration in Cannon Falls and of course the Cannon Valley Fair which just wrapped up its 102nd year. A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who helped Shepherd's Center work the gates at the fair. I hope you remembered to think about what this holiday is all about, let’s remember the words of President Reagan; "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." Enjoy your summer and happy Independence Day!