Lenten services continue

CEYLON — Congratulations to Lyle Anderson who received a certificate from the American Legion for 70 years of continuous membership in the legion, all at the Ceylon Legion. He was given the certificate at a surprise ceremony at the Thursday Coffee Lovers session by his daughter and son-in-law and Legion officers in the back room (which used to be the legion’s meeting room) at the Lake Belt Bar and Grill. The Ceylon Legion has surrendered their charter this year but wanted to honor Lyle Anderson for his loyalty to the group for 70 years. Congratulations Lyle.

As March is winding down it seems most of the news items are about April. There will be an American Red Cross blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the back room at the Lake Belt Bar and Grill in Ceylon. To make an appointment and find nearby locations for blood drives, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), go

online at www.redcrossblood.org or text BLOOD APP to 90999. Give blood if you are able, it may save up to three lives.

Midweek Lenten services continue at area churches on Wednesday, March 29, with Circle of Faith parishes meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran in Welcome. The dual congregations of Our Savior’s and St. Paul’s in Wilbert will meet 6:30 p.m. at Wilbert, followed by a lunch. This will be the last Wednesday of Lent since April 2 is Palm Sunday and the following week is special with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services. All area residents are welcome to join any of these churches for services.

The month of April also brings the Ceylon Community Day Auction which will be held on April 15. The town usually has many garage sales that weekend also. Anyone wishing to have their garage sale advertised on the map of sales should contact Linda Bakke at (507) 632-4509 or at obakke@frontiernet.net by April 11 with all pertinent information about the garage sale.

The WELCA ladies group at St. Peter meet in April and usually schedule a quilting time. Watch for further details. Easter Sunday will be on April 9 this year. The non-profit group, Helping Hands of Ceylon, have scheduled an Easter Egg Hunt from 1-3 p.m. on April 8, at the park in Ceylon. This is for for children, ages 1-12. Bring a

basket and your camera. The helping hands group has also scheduled a garage sale from April 14-15 as a fundraiser. With weather improving it sounds like April may be a busy month.


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