It’s January in Minnesota, the time of year when some of us start to long for warm days and more sunshine. Those of you who thrive in this weather, more power to you. For those of us who are just waiting for spring I have found a few things to take part in during the upcoming weeks.
How about a youth fishing contest in February, bring your kids or nieces and nephews or just borrow a fun neighbor kid for a day of fun.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Foster Arends Park, Rochester MN
Sponsor: Rochester ‘76 Lion’s Club
Proceeds benefit: Lion’s Club Sight Preservation Projects
Cost: $10 donation
Contact: Dudley Parsons, firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: An ice fishing contest for all youth 15 years old or under, accompanied by an adult. Cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd largest (by weight) fish in each of three age categories. Door prizes given out every 20-30 minutes. Register on site.
Or how about this…. The Polar Plunge. Sorry, I’m not gonna participate in this one. Honestly, I think anyone who does is nuts, but hey, it’s for a good cause. I’ll give in other ways.
Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Foster Arend Beach, East River Road, Rochester MN
Sponsor: Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Proceeds benefit: Special Olympics Minnesota and Special Olympics Rochester Area
Firs,t the “”To Cool for School Plunge”” the time frames are 10:00 am – 1:00 pm but schools from throughout SE Minnesota will be encouraged to plunge during the noon hour on Friday, February 10. Sr. High students will sign up to plunge representing their school and be treated like Kings and Queens at the Plunge site!
Secondly, the “Super Plunge” will begin again at 3:00 pm on Friday, February 10 with Super Plungers raising $3,000 minimum and plunging 24 times in 24 hours with their final plunge on Saturday February 11 at 1:30 pm.
Finally, the main “Polar Plunge” will kick off with the Opening Ceremonies at 1:15 pm where Special Olympics Athletes from the Rochester Flyers Special Olympics team will greet the plungers and spectators. The plunging will begin at 1:30 pm with the final plunge of the Super Plungers followed by over 1,000 plungers throughout SE Minnesota raising money for Special Olympics!
Cost: Each plunger must raise a minimum of $75.
Contact: Sheriff Kevin Torgerson, 507-273-5224, email@example.com
Website & registration:
And finally, here’s an activity I wouldn’t mind trying – an indoor winter activity. This one looks like fun.
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 & 8:30 pm
Location: Plummer House
1091 Plummer Lane SW
Rochester, MN 55902
Proceeds benefit: Elder Network
For tickets, phone 507-285-5272. Credit cards accepted, must be 21 yrs. of age and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Contact: Elder Network, 507-285-5272, LaurieM@elder-network.org
Description: SEALED WITH A DEADLY KISS Jim and his groovy friends have decided to split the rat-race and hit the road in a VW bus for a far-out experience. They’ve chipped in some bread on a swell pad with plans to crash and let it all hang out. But will their killer weekend be the death of them? Bring your main squeeze and join the cool cats for a hip time!
Live interactive theater at the historic Plummer House. A fun and enjoyable live performance of a “who dun it”. Enjoy wine and desserts as you stroll the mansion trying to solve the mystery.
And now for the heartwarming story I told you about. This story is from the Post Bulletin and it features a dear couple together for 70 years and this sweet couple happens to be the parents of our painter here at the Brittany’s – Dave! Congratulations to Leroy and Lois on 70 years of marriage, such a blessing!
A box of love letters holds 70 years of memories for Rochester couple.