good. We’ve had a number of folks drop by to check out our library, use the gym to walk and use our computers with internet access. Please remember, Shepherd’s Center is open to everyone so stop on by anytime between ten a.m. and three p.m.
Monday through Friday.
It’s typical this time of year to see donations to Shepherd’s Center drop, and we’re always hopeful to make it through
the tough financial times. This past month, we’ve seen donations at one of the lowest levels ever, which is concerning. Our entire budget comes from the community and is spent in the community. We thank all of you for the donations made to Shepherd’s Center and could not survive without your help. This past month, we received donations in memory of Suzanne Keefer, Esther Wegge, Victor Blastervold and Julia Emery.
We still have some openings in our upcoming computer class. If you’re new to computers and would like to learn the basics,
this class is for you. It will be held at the Cannon Falls High School computer lab on Saturday, March 9th and Saturday, March 16th. Dan Bassett, the instructor, will touch on a number of things, including how to set up an email account, setting up and using a Facebook account and much more. There is a $25 charge to attend, which covers both sessions. Those interested are asked to please reserve your spot by calling Shepherd’s Center at 507-263-2136. Computers will be available for each person to use during the class in the computer lab. Space is limited, so sign up early!
Shepherd Center’s trip to Savannah is in jeopardy, as we still need additional people to sign up to make it a go. If you’ve been thinking of taking a great trip to the sunny south, please consider coming with us! The trip promises to be wonderful and the price is right…just $699 for 9 days and 8 nights. We’ll depart Cannon Falls on April 20th and return on April 28th. Reservations will only be taken till the end of this week, so please contact Shepherd’s Center if you’re interested.
Our“Adventures in Learning” kicks off next month with two outstanding speakers. On Friday, April 12th we’ll get an update on the new library in Cannon Falls from the library director, Justin Padgett. Also speaking will be local author, Heather Sharp who wrote the book, “Why Did I Survive.” Heather has survived two life-threatening accidents. In the book, she describes her journey back from the brink of death, twice, and the lessons she's learned along the way. Adventures in Learning will be held at St. Ansgar’s Church in Cannon Falls, starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending with a noon lunch. Those attending are
asked to RSVP by calling Shepherd’s Center at 507-263-2136.
Last month, I lost a dear friend and business associate to cancer…Rick Berens. He was a wonderful man who truly enjoyed his short life. I want to end this month’s article with a quote from Rick…“Remember, never get too busy making a living that you forget about making a life. Are you enjoying life? Are you spending time with family and friends? If not, what are you waiting for?”
Again, remember to stop in anytime and see us here at Shepherd’s Center, located at 120 State Street West in Cannon