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Editor's Mailbag, July 8, 2009

July 7, 2009
The Journal

Motorcyle run benefits NUACS

NEW ULM - "Friends of NUACS" will host their fifth Annual Motorcycle/Car Poker Run on Sunday, July 12.

Registration will take place in the Lamplighter Parking Lot between noon and 1 p.m. The ride will end at the Searles Bar & Grill with door prizes and a delicious meal.

The cost is $25 per bike or car and $10 per rider. Proceeds benefit the Cathedral High School Athletic Department.

Breakfast on the Farm

NEW ULM - "Breakfast on the Farm" will be coming to town in New Ulm on Saturday, July 11, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Youth Coliseum at the Brown County Fairgrounds.

Breakfast will be served for a free-will offering. Profits will be donated to the Nicollet and Brown County Food Shelf.

In addition to breakfast there will be a petting zoo, farm safety activities and a farm equipment demonstration.

Sponsors include Nicollet and Brown County Farm Bureaus, Brown County Corn and Soybean Board, Nicollet and Brown County Dairy Associations, Nicollet County Pork Producers, New Ulm and Sleepy Eye FFA Chapters, New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club, Potters Implement, 4-H, Hy-Vee, AgStar Financial, AMPI, NU Telecom, Waldbaum's and KNUJ Radio.

Still time to register for State Fair Amateur Talent Contest

ST. PAUL - Only two weeks remain until registration closes for State Fair Amateur Talent Contest Auditions. Performers from across the Midwest will have an opportunity to perform and compete in the 37th annual competition.

A total of $7,325 in prize money will be awarded to the first- through third-place winners in three divisions. Entries are being accepted for all age groups. Age categories are: Open Division, for any age; Teen Division, ages 13-18; and Preteen Division, ages 12 and under.

Auditions for the amateur talent contest run Monday, July 20 through Sunday, July 26 at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell on the fairgrounds. Auditions begin at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. From auditions, semi-finalists will be selected to perform during the Minnesota State Fair.

During the first 10 days of the fair, semifinals will be held nightly at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell. Winners from the semifinals will compete in the finals at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6 at the Grandstand.

Participants are encouraged to register on-line at Entry forms may also be downloaded and returned through the mail. For more information, please call the talent contest information line at: (651) 288-4395 or e-mail

The 2009 Minnesota State Fair runs Thursday, Aug. 27 through Labor Day, Sept. 7.

Auditions for Prairie Fire Children's Theater's 'Peter Pan'

NEW ULM - There are still openings for this years Prairie Fire Children's Theatre production of "Peter Pan," which will be held the week of July 13-18 in the Jefferson Elementary gymnasium.

There is no cost for participants and this live theatre opportunity is open to all students entering grades 3-9 in the upcoming school season. Sixth through ninth grade students will audition and rehearse Monday through Thursday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. while third through fifthgrade students will audition and rehearse Monday through Thursday afternoons from 1 to 5:15 p.m. The 6th-9th grade performance will be held on Friday evening July 17, at 7 p.m. while the 3rd-5th grade performance will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday July 18. Parents can register their children by calling Healthy Communities/Healthy Youth at 507-354-8632 or emailing Mike Brigger at by July 10.



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