Readers’ Views

Mother/son event set

To the Editor:

Kids Just Want to Have Fun is excited to announce our second annual mother/son event, “Not All Superheroes Wear Capes,” to be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Fairmont.

The event includes a professional photo booth, bounce houses, face-painting, special guest appearances from superhero characters and our own local superheroes, along with many other games and activities.

A pizza supper from Pizza Ranch, water from Culligan Water, and fruit and treats from Fareway Food Stores is also included.

Pre-sale tickets may be purchased for a suggested donation price of $15 per family from the Martin County Library until Friday. Tickets also will be available at the door the night of the event for a suggested donation price of $20 per family.

This event is for any adult female and the special young man/men in her life. We look forward to seeing you there.

Laura Olsen


CREST offers thanks

To the Editor:

On behalf of the CREST board of directors and staff, we would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all those who financially supported CREST throughout 2019 and during the annual appeal.

Because of your generosity, we will be able to continue to reach out to those in need in Martin County with live-at-home services, caregiver support services, volunteer opportunities, and growing and learning activities.

We are so thankful that you believe in our organization and support us with your monetary gifts. We look forward to another year of enhancing the quality of life for those we serve in 2020.

Rob Stauter

CREST executive director


Help feed the world

To the Editor:

Everyone knows that our world is faced with a serious hunger problem, at home and abroad. But what can we do? It probably takes a ton of money to make the meals for the needy, I would have to spend so much time to pack all the food, and it’s impossible to send the meals overseas. Right?

Think again, our local Kids Against Hunger Committee works diligently to truly make a difference.

It only takes 23 cents to pack a meal that provides all the nutrition needed for the entire day. That is less than your cup of coffee.

How about the time issue? Our food pack shifts run only two hours long.

Our packing location has changed this year. It will be held Feb. 15 at the National Guard Armory in Fairmont, with shifts running between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. You can sign up through our website at kahfairmontmn.weebly.com or by calling Karen Sandhurst at (507) 848-1260. There are still plenty of time slots open.

To help support the food pack, we will hold The Kids Against Hunger benefit concert 7 p.m. Jan. 29 in The Cardinal Center for Performing Arts in Fairmont Jr./Sr. High School (formerly the PAC). This year, the concert’s theme is “Let’s Serve, Let’s Lead, Let’s Do, Let’s Feed” and will feature talented youth performing a variety of acts. The concert is free to attend, but free will donations will be accepted to support the food pack on Feb. 15. Free root beer floats will be provided as a thank-you for attending. Otherwise, tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Kids Against Hunger, c/o Sue Homan, 921 Hengen Street, Fairmont, MN 56031.

Last year, our event alone packed 139,104 meals with more than 500 volunteers. We have even received photos from Haiti of children enjoying the food we packed.

Throughout our local committee’s 11-year history, we have packed 1,241,260 meals, and that is a difference we can make.

Tyson Geerdes

Kids Against Hunger

student benefit concert organizer



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