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Upcoming events planned

CEYLON — Midweek Lenten services in area churches continue with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert having services at 6:30 p.m., followed by a lunch. Their dual congregation in Sherburn, St. John’s Lutheran, will have a 6 p.m. service and lunch. Circle of Faith parishes, including St. Peter from Ceylon, have Lenten services on Wednesdays at Trinity Lutheran Church in Welcome. There is a meal at 6 p.m. as a fundraiser for the youth group, with the service at 7 p.m. Area residents are welcome to join any of these churches for services.

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American Red Cross blood drives continue in the area with a drive from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Welcome, and a drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont. March blood drives in Fairmont are planned for March 8, 18 and 29. To make an appointment or check out locations and times for drives, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), go online to www.redcrossblood.org or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Fill out the Rapid Pass to shorten the registration time the day of your donation. There is an urgent need for blood now, so give if you are able. Thank you.

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Thursday Coffee Hours continue in Ceylon from 8:30-10 a.m. each Thursday in the back of the Lake Belt Bar and Grill. All area men and women are encouraged to join them for coffee and fellowship.

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Upcoming events include:

• Our Savior’s Lutheran Church service with communion at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2.

• Cribbage tournaments beginning 1:30 p.m. March 9 and 16 at at the Welcome Legion Hall.

• Ceylon Fire Department Relief Association pancake brunch will be held 9 a.m. to noon March 10, in the back room of the Lake Belt Bar and Grill.

• Helping Hands of Ceylon group will have a bake sale fundraiser at the site of the pancake event. They will accept baked goods to sell and hope those attending will buy some baked goods. For further information on the Helping Hands group, contact them by calling Chris at (507) 236-9907 or Barb at (507) 236-7850at or go online at www.helpinghandsofceylon10@gmail.com.

• Ceylon Area Historical Society group are planning to meet 4:30 p.m. on March 20 at Portage Bank in Ceylon to discuss business and plans for Community Day.

• Community Day Auction and rummage sales day is April 13 this year.

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