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Trunk-or-treat planned in Ceylon

CEYLON — There will be a drop-and-go bridal shower for Alyson Eversman, bride-to-be of Jacob Levig, from 9:30-11 a.m. today at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Because of COVID-19 protocols, there will be no indoor gathering. Alyson will greet guests in the west parking lot.

Alyson is the daughter of Jeff and Deb Eversman.

Best wishes to the bride and groom.

Children in Ceylon are invited to a trunk-and-treat Halloween event from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Ceylon City Park.

Social distancing and face-covering protocol will be used.

The children will go to car trunks, which will be backed up to the park. So far, at least 20 cars have signed up.

Thanks to Scott Smith, Amanda Diers, and the Armin and AJ Kronback family for organizing the event as a safe alternative this Halloween.

Ceylon City Hall will be open for voters Nov. 3. There is an alternative way to vote that was sent to area voters on a postcard. Mail-in voting is also available. The important thing is to vote.

Speaking of voting, there are five candidates for two City Council seats and two for the mayor’s seat.

The mayoral candidates are Scott Smith and John Gibeau.

Smith has pledged to “fix the disconnect between the community and its leadership,” and believes his time in the service was good leadership experience.

Gibeau says he has a “proven track record of leadership,” and his priorities are cleaning up Ceylon, home ownership, and promoting pride and care of properties. He is also interested in bringing high-speed internet to Ceylon.

Those seeking council seats are Jodi (Morris) Scott, Judith Perkins, Armin and AJ Kronback, and Amanda Diers.

Scott believes her ability to listen to others and her fresh approach to problems will help the council.

Perkins believes her commitment to energizing the council and city government by actions targeted toward growth and prosperity will help the council.

Armin and AJ Kronback believe fresh, creative ideas and their common sense approach to decisions for the council will help. They are especially interested in police protection, water quality and transparency when answering citizens’ questions.

Diers was a council member previously and believes that experience would be helpful. She would like things resolved sooner and more follow-through by the council members.

Thank you to these citizens who have offered to step up to work for the city.

Harvest season is in full swing and there may be slow-moving vehicles on the road. Drivers should be aware and patient, and farmers should have flashers on and perhaps a following vehicle.

Let’s all be safe this fall. With the possibility of snow, the operative word is slow down and drive according to the weather.

There will be a Red Cross blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Regional Worship Center in Sherburn, just off I-90.

Appointments must be made to follow COVID-19 protocols. For information on blood drives in the area or to make an appointment, call (800) 733-2767, go online at www.redcrossblood.org or text BLOOD APP to 90999.

On the day of donation, go to Rapid Pass and bring it along to speed up the registration time.

Blood is especially needed now to help cancer patients and COVID patients, in addition to natural disaster victims. More than 41,000 blood donations are needed each day.

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