When you stop into Shepherd’s Center to pick up your tickets for the ballgame, be sure to spend some time enjoying our “Gallery Wall.” Currently on display is the brilliant photography of CannonFalls native Bob Remme. Bob now lives in Milwaukee, and we thank his parents Pete and Bonnie for bringing in the wonderful variety of photos we have on display. When you stop in, you’ll see colorful photos of birds, flowers, trains, fireworks, nature, landscapes and much, much more!
The Cannon Valley Fair is just around the corner, and this is our PLEA FOR HELP! We are currently looking for volunteers to help sell tickets at the gate during this year’s fair. All adult ages are welcome to help and it would be greatly appreciated. Please, if you could spare some time during the fair to help us sell tickets at the gate, give us a call here at Shepherd’s Center. This is one of our major fund raising events of the year, and it is not possible without the generous volunteers that donate their time. Again, if you’re able to help us out, stop by or call us here at 507-263-2136.
We have over 50 folks heading to the Smoky Mountains next month for a wonderful tour. If you missed out on this trip, we have great news! Shepherd’s Center is sponsoring another trip in November, this time to Music CityUSA…Nashville, Tennessee. Well depart Cannon Falls on November 27th and return on December 3rd. For $575 you’ll receive motorcoach transportation, 6 nights lodging, great shows such as the Grand Ol’ Opry, the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater, the Country Music Hall of Fame, along with tours and much more. If you’d like to come along, sign up now by contacting Shepherd’s Center; but hurry, our last trip sold out fast!
Thank you to all of the businesses who have donated to Shepherd’s Center since our “Business Appeal” letter last month. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! Also this month, we’ve received memorial gifts in honor of June Ista and Luella Burch. Thanks to everyone who has graciously helped support Shepherd’s Center with financial contributions.
We lost a legend last month when baseball great, and former Minnesota Twin, Harmon Killebrew passed away. I had the pleasure to meet Harmon on a couple of occasions, and he was a wonderful, wonderful man. I even had the opportunity to conduct a benefit auction with him at the Metrodome a few years back. I’d like to close this month’s column with a great quote from Harmon…. “Life is precious and time is a key element. Let's make every moment count and help those who have a greater need than our own.” May you rest in peace Harmon Killebrew, you will be missed.