Holiday Bazaar slated

TRUMAN — Trinity Lutheran Church located at 102 N. Seventh Ave. E. in Truman will host its 23rd annual Cookie Walk from 8-10 a.m. Saturday.

You can choose from a large selection of fancy holiday cookies, caramels, candies, kringle, party mix, etc., and pay for the items you choose per pound. Containers will be provided.

You can also enjoy goodies along with cider and coffee for a donation.

Come and join the fun shopping experience and let Trinity help you with your holiday baking.


Come and enjoy a beef commercial meal for a donation from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Antrim, rural Truman. A Sunday School craft/bake sale will also be available. Proceeds will go for congregational needs and projects.


Truman City Council meets 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Then, at 6 p.m., there will be a Truth-in-Taxation meeting.


Truman Pride meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. All interested individuals are welcome to join them to see what they do for our school/students and discover ways you could help volunteer.


Recycling day is Wednesday. Place your recycling cart curbside by 7 a.m. with the front facing the street and all cardboard broken down.


A chili supper fundraiser will be held 5-7 p.m. Dec. 6, in the cafeteria at Truman High School. Enjoy chili and all the fixings, beverage and a cookie, then cheer on your Jaguar boys basketball team.

Adult tickets are $7 and kids, 10 years and under, are $5. This meal is a fundraiser for the new gymnasium scoreboard.


A benefit for a local 2-year-old Truman resident Alaina Aksenow is planned for Dec. 9 at the Fairmont Eagles Club. Alaina was born with a deformed heart and has had numerous open-heart surgeries before the age of 2. The costs of travel, lodging, time off for medical appointments, hospital stays and medical bills are adding up. A meal and a silent auction are planned. If you would like to donate items or make a donation to the family, contact Shae Pearson at or call (952) 820-5991.


The 7th annual Holiday Craft and Home Business Bazaar, along with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Circle’s bake sale, will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Truman Community Building.

Lunch will be sponsored by the Truman High School after-prom committee.

Flyers listing all of the vendors who will be participating will be in Truman stores and also in next week’s edition of the Truman Tribune.

More than 25 vendors will have items for sale for all ages. Come and see what our hometown area crafters and home business vendors have to offer.


Children, kindergarten through sixth grade, are invited to come to Santa’s Workshop and shop for Christmas gifts for their families from 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Truman Community Building.

This annual event is sponsored by members of the Truman Sorority.

Children can shop for gifts for 50 cents each. They will also be wrapped and ready to put under the tree. Children are encouraged to bring a list of the names of the people they would like to shop for. The list will help them remember who to shop for and how to spell the names that should go on the gift tags.

Older siblings are able to help younger children shop, but parents cannot help. It is fun for the children to shop and keep the gifts a surprise.

There will be adults and high school helpers available also to help children shop.

Parents can enjoy cider and visit while children shop.

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will also be on hand to give each child a treat.

The gifts provided for Santa’s Workshop are valued at much more than 50 cents each. Truman Sorority members provide the gifts and many community people also donate new and/or gently-used gift items such as jewelry, Christmas decorations, games, puzzles, small tools, ties, Christmas items, word-search books, etc. If you have items you would like to donate to Santa’s Workshop, you can drop them off at the Truman Public Utilities Office and Judi will get them to where they need to go. Gift items should be dropped off by Dec. 10.


Truman Pride is sponsoring a fun class for students, kindergarten through sixth grade, from 4:15-5:15 p.m. Dec. 12. Children can make a candy cane ornament, Christmas sun catcher sign and reindeer keychain clip. The cost is $5, with cookies and hot chocolate provided. Register today as class size is limited to 10. To register, call Courtney at (507) 327-6917 or email her at


STEP is collecting your old Christmas lights, electric cords, appliance cords and telephone cords. Please do not recycle cord adapters or battery packs. You can drop off your lights or cords at the Truman Public Utilities Office, in the entry way at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church or at Trinity Lutheran Church in Truman.


Please join the Truman Toys for Tots in helping needy children. You can help by bringing unwrapped new gifts or a monetary donation to Elizabeth Chevrolet or Profinium during regular business hours. Don’t forget the older kids who also need gifts.

For more information or to get included on the list for receiving gifts, call Candace Shahan at (507) 236-6988. She and her son, Ian, distribute the gifts.

Thank you to all groups involved for taking on this project.