Welcome summer fest coming up

WELCOME — Today is the deadline to get a rummage sale listed on the city-wide sales map for the Welcome Summer Festival weekend of July 19-20. Please email www.welcomemndays@gmail.com


Welcome City Council will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. All members are urged to attend. There is always a time for public comments at the beginning of each meeting.


Circle of Faith parishes are on their July services schedule.

Services on Wednesday evenings in July will be held 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon.

Waverly Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran in Welcome will hold 8:30 a.m. services on Sundays.

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome will have summer services at 9 a.m.

All area residents are welcome to join these congregations for services this summer.

St. Paul’s and Trinity will have a community worship 10 a.m. July 21 (during summer festival weekend) in the fellowship hall at St. Paul’s.


Tuesday coffee hours during July continue 8:30-10 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Ceylon. Area men and women are welcome to enjoy fellowship and coffee.


Marsha Williams reported that the Martin County Relay for Life was successful despite the hot weather that day. Thanks to the sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who donated and attended the fundraiser.

They raised $57,812, which was lower than the goal, but there are a few weeks left to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

Marsha remarked that without all of the participants, the Relay would not be able to raise the money that helps so many people. If anyone would like to donate, please make checks out to the American Cancer Society and send to Marsha Williams at Box 61, Welcome, MN 56181 or take them to the US Bank in Fairmont.

There is a website to donate at www.relayforlife.org or a page on Facebook “Relay for Life of Martin County” and use the link on the left side of the page.

For more information, contact Marsha at (507) 236-2034 or email at gjwmgw@frontiernet.net


Upcoming events include:

o Welcome Summer Festival, July 19-21, in Welcome.

o Welcome Fire Department Relief Association chicken feed from 5-7:30 p.m. July 19 at the Welcome Legion.

o Pie and ice cream social from 12:30-2 p.m. July 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome.

o Welcome Legion pork chop feed from 5-7 p.m. July 20 at the Welcome Legion.

o Vacation Bible School will be held the evenings of July 28 to Aug. 1 at St. Paul’s U.C.C. in Welcome.