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May 2019 News and Updates
Rylee and Ella
LIFE/4-H Adventure Club
Monday, April 1, 2019
 
Officer Derek Ellis and his canine partner Rudy
Learning for Life - Austin Police K9 Presentation
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Ladies Night Out
Dinner at China Star and a Movie
Friday, April 5, 2019
Patrick
Creative Arts: Canvas String Art Graffiti
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Listen to KAUS 1480 AM on the first Monday of the month
at 10:30 AM for the LIFE Mower County Radio Show!
Thank you to everyone that supported our 24th Annual Rose Sale!!!  We sold 420 dozen roses.

The 9th Annual Taste of Mower County was a SOLD OUT event and we are grateful to all who supported LIFE Mower County by sponsoring, donating, cooking, volunteering or attending:

  • Al Smith - Auctioneer
  • Amber MacIntosh
  • Andrea Enfield
  • Annette Huffman
  • Anonymous
  • Apollo Liquors - Wine
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Austin Daily Herald
  • Austin Eagle's - Rita Srock
  • AutoValue
  • Autumn Jurgensen - Progressive Hair
  • Axel & Jen Gumbel
  • B & J Bar & Grill
  • Barb Keist
  • Bri Swanson
  • Cedars Senior Living Community
  • Cinemagic Theatre
  • City Car Wash
  • Colleen Horn
  • Dawn Helgeson
  • Diana Kinney
  • Ed & Linda Vilt
  • Ed's Floral
  • Esplan's
  • FlyOver America at Mall of America
  • Games People Play
  • Gift to Gab
  • Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Hinckley
  • Grand Falls Casino and Hotel, Larchwood IA
  • Guthrie Theater
  • Heath Studios
  • Heidi Portz
  • Holiday Inn Austin Conference Center
  • Home Federal Savings Bank
  • Hormel Foods
  • Ivy's Ink
  • Jane Brown Farms
  • Jason & Laura Maschka
  • Jeff & Alicia Westendorf
  • Jeremy Olson
  • Jessica Carlson
  • Jimmy John's
  • John Gray
  • Kallie White
  • Kim Osmundson
  • Kuehn Motor Company
  • Kwik Trip
  • LA Nails
  • Land Home Financial Services
  • Larry Jensen
  • LeRoy City Lines
  • Mapleview Lounge "The Rock"
  • Marilyn Huffman
  • Mark Lingl - Photographer
  • Meadow Greens Golf Course
  • Medgaarden's Southwest Sales
  • Michelle Jensen
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Minnesota Twins
  • Minnesota Wild Hockey
  • MN State University - Mankato
  • Molly Breslin
  • 1910 Fresh Mexican Kitchen
  • Munch Ice Cream & Snack Lab
  • Nelson Dental
  • North Shore Scenic Railroad
  • Peggy Young
  • Paul and Joanne Worlein
  • People First Aktion Club
  • Piggy Blue's BBQ
  • Pizza Hut
  • Potach & Mitchell Dental
  • RAVE Nutrition
  • Real Deals
  • Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church
  • Rick McAlister - Entertainment
  • Riverland Community College
  • Roger Mallan
  • Runnings
  • Soaps by Dawn Butler
  • SPAM Museum
  • St. Paul Saints Baseball
  • Stacy Clingman
  • Stadheim Jewelers
  • Justin and Crystal Steinbach
  • Sterling Café
  • Steve & Kathy Wohlfeil
  • Steve & Kelley Sandvik
  • Sweet Reads
  • Sweet’s Restaurant
  • Taylor's Falls Scenic Boats
  • Tendermaid
  • The Old Mill Restaurant
  • The Style Lounge Salon
  • Theresa Maher
  • Tom & Doreen Gillard
  • Twice is Nice
  • Wagner Construction
  • Whitnei Photographei
  • Willow Pet Hospital
  • Wyndham Destinations
Home Chefs 

Jeremy and Jason's
  • Pork Tenderloin Sandwich and Cowboy Corn
  • 1st Place Entrees
Daniel Race - Sponsored by CCI Granite and
​Gravity Storm Brewery Cooperative
  • Jalapeno Poppers
  • Jambalaya
Kelley Sandvik
  • ​Cheddar Cheese with Apple and Bacon Quesadillas
  • Smoked Gouda with Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Quesadillas
  • Monterey Jack with Black Beans, Corn and Red Onion Quesadillas
  • 2nd Place Appetizers
Raycy Edwin
  • Apple Trifle Shooters
  • Mississippi Mudslide Shooters
Alison Witiak
  • Cookie Dough
Lou Hansen
  • Cupcakes
  • Macarons
  • Cookies
  • 3rd Place Desserts
Kathi Finley
  • Coconut Rum Bundt Cakes
  • Lemon Raspberry Bundt Cakes
  • Baileys and Coffee Cuppycakes
  • Strawberry Shortcake Cuppycakes
  • Peach Cobbler
  • 1st Place Desserts
​Restaurant Chefs
 
Holiday Inn
  • Cream Chicken Wild Rice Soup
  • 1st Place Appetizers
  • Roast Beef Sundae
  • 3rd Place Entrees
  • Mini Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Shooters
  • 2nd Place Desserts
Sweet's Restaurant
  • Chicken Enchiladas
  • Beef Enchiladas
Cedar Valley Services
  • Pork Meatballs with Peanut Sauce
Wolf's Den
  • ​​4 Meat Pizza
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
  • Breakfast Pizza
  • 2nd Place Entrees
  • Dessert Pizza
Sponsors

Event Sponsor
Holiday Inn Austin Conference Center
 
Platinum Sponsors $1,500 +
Worlein Funeral Home and Reichel Foods
 
Gold Sponsor $1,000-$1,499
Cardinal of Minnesota
 
Silver Sponsors ​$500-$999
CCI Granite and Bremer Bank

Bronze Sponsors ​$250-$499
First Farmers and Merchants Bank, Medgaarden's Southwest Sales, Accentra Credit Union, Heartman Insurance and Greg Meyer State Farm Insurance

Taste of Mower County Committee
  • John Gray
  • Axel Gumbel
  • Dawn Helgeson
  • Jamey Helgeso
  • Michelle Jensen
  • Crystal Steinbach
  • Laura Tjomsland
  • Geri Tollefson
  • Alicia Westendorf
 View the 2019 Taste of Mower County photo gallery at www.lifemowercounty.org/tomc2019.

Mark Your Calendars - Save The Date!!!

10th Annual Taste of Mower County
Sunday, April 26, 2020  |  4:00pm-7:00pm
www.lifemowercounty.org/tomc2020
LIFE Mower County is always looking for instructors (Yoga, Zumba, Music, Cooking, Special Olympics Coaches) and new activity ideas.  Do you have a talent to share, or an idea for an activity you would like to see in an upcoming activity guide?  Send an email to info@lifemowercounty.org or call 507-433-8994.
  • Minnesota Twins Game - Saturday, May 11
  • Rapid City South Dakota Spring Vacation - Monday, May 13 - Thursday, May 16
  • Minnesota Air Spectacular - Saturday, June 15
  • Rochester Honkers - Saturday, July 7
  • Roots and Boots Tour (Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye) at the Freeborn County Fair - Wednesday, July 31
  • Reba W/ Gone West Ft. Colbie Caillat, Home Free, & Rachel Wommack - Saturday, August 17
  • Brindley's Harbor Resort Fall Vacation - Tuesday, September 3 - Saturday, September 7
Click here to see the complete calendar.
67th Annual Meeting and Awards
Monday, May 20, 2019  from 6:30pm-8:00pm  |  FREE


RSVP by Thursday, May 16, 2019 by contacting the LIFE Mower County at 
507-433-8994 or info@lifemowercouty.org.

This meeting is open to all members, donors, volunteers and supporters of LIFE.  Celebrate our accomplishments from 2018 and see what LIFE has planned next.
 
Award Recipients:

Community Partner of the Year - Austin Eagles Club - Aerie 703

Community Partner of the Year - Holiday Inn Austin Conference Center

Direct Support Professional of the Year - Brian Lewis, LSS

Distinguished Service Award - John Wright, KAUS
 
Professional of they Year - April VonRuden, Mower County 4-H

Robert Qual Memorial Self Advocate of the Year - Angel Horvat

Robert Qual Memorial Self Advocate of the Year - Steven Mallan

Volunteer of the Year - Roger Mallan

Public Policy


Here you'll find the information you’ll need to advocate on all issues that are critical to the intellectual and developmental disability community:
Activity Guide & Newsletter
Announcements
Donate
Calendar
Membership
Volunteer
Wish List

Volunteers Matter

If you are interested in volunteering, please email info@lifemowercounty.org,  
call 507-433-8994 or visit http://www.lifemowercounty.org/volunteer for more information.
  • 05/04/19, 12:00 PM-02:00 PM, Spring Formal/ Prom Dinner and Dance
  • 05/04/19, 03:30 PM-09:00 PM, Spring Formal/ Prom Dinner and Dance
  • 05/07/19, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM, Bingo
  • 05/10/19, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM, Open Center
  • 05/11/19, 09:00 AM-06:00 PM, Community Connections: Minnesota Twins Game (Lottery) (FULL)
  • 05/17/19, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM, Wii Bowling and Bean Bag Tournament
  • 05/24/19, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM, FUN With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • 05/30/19, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM, Creative Arts: Austin Artworks Center (Mixed Media Collage)
  • 05/31/19,06:00 PM-07:30 PM,Open Center
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