To the Editor:
On behalf of the Southwest Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross, we would like to thank the Fairmont area for its support at our recent Adirondack chair auction fundraiser held during the IHD Festival.
We would like to thank the following businesses for sponsoring the chairs: Basin Electric Power Company, Dan's Appliance, DeWar Electric, Farmers State Bank of Trimont, Federated REA, First Farmers & Merchants Bank, Godfather's Pizza, Great River Energy and Roessler, Nuss & Company. We would like to give a special thanks to Mr. Keith Anderson and Mrs. Kandice Petschke and the Fairmont Area High School students who assembled and painted the chairs.
We'd also like to thank Kahler Automation Corp., Hawkins Chevrolet, Great River Insurance and other anonymous donors for their financial support, along with auctioneer Ken Rose, Doug's Sports Center, Walmart, Boekett Building Supply, Matt's Welcome Hardware and Ace Hardware of Hutchinson for their in-kind support.
Congratulations to Shannon Christianson who was selected as the People's Choice Award winner for her creation of the Martin County Courthouse chair. Thanks to everyone who attended the auction, voted on the chair of their choice, and to those who purchased the chairs. Funds raised will be used to provide Red Cross services to the Martin County area.
Angie Ziemer, vice-chairwoman
Joyce Jacobs, executive director
Southwest Minnesota American Red Cross