Chamber Newsletter - September 2018

fairmontchamber

September 2018

Community Connections

“Powering up business throughout Martin County”

Ambassador Scholarship awarded

Inside

This Issue

Page 2 - Local Election

Candidate Forums

Page 2 - Preparing our

Future Workforce

Page 3 - Blue Ribbon Pork

Cook-Off Awards

Pages 4 & 5 - Business Briefs

Page 6 - MCYF Grants

Available

Page 6 - Fluorescent Bulb

Recycling

Page 7 - Leadership Martin

County Kicks Off

The Ambassador Committee

of the Fairmont Area Chamber

of Commerce has awarded a $1,000

Scholarship to Rachel Shumski.

Rachel is the daughter of Mary and

Gary Shumski of Granada, MN. She

is a student at Minnesota State University

in Mankato, MN. The Ambassador

Scholarship is offered annually

to a Martin County student

in a business related field who is

entering their junior or senior year

at a four-year college or their final

year in a technical college. The recipient

is also required to confirm

achievement of a 3.0 GPA or greater

on a 4.0 scale. Congratulations

Rachel and best of luck in your future

endeavors!

ABOVE: Fairmont Area Chamber Ambassador Committee Chair Nancy

Stauffer awards Rachel Shumski the 2018 Ambassador Scholarship.

Greetings from our new President

By: Ned Koppen - Chamber President

Greetings Fairmont Area

Chamber Members,

I am writing to you as

I begin my new position as

the Fairmont Area Chamber

of Commerce President and I

wanted to greet those members

that already know me

and introduce myself to those

members that do not know

me very well yet. I am a 32 year resident of Fairmont

and have been blessed to work in the community that

entire time as well as raise my family here. My wife Kim

is an Art Instructor at the Fairmont Elementary School

and we have two sons John and Bailey. John works in

Fairmont at STEP, Inc. and Bailey is a student at Winona

State University.

When I learned that the Chamber position was

open, it really piqued my interest. This was a unique opportunity

for me to make an exciting change. I thought

that working for the Chamber (Continued on page 7)

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Mission Statement: The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for promoting a healthy business clim

Board of Directors Officers:

Chair

Les Anderson

Martin County

Farm Bureau

Vice Chair

Sara Pierce

Pierce Accounting

and Tax Services

Board of Directors:

Past Chair

Kerry Nagel Allen

MRCI

Treasurer

Tom Lytle

Bank Midwest

Local Election Candidate Forums

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Deb Barnes

Lakeview Methodist

Health Care Center

Stephanie Busiahn

Visit Fairmont

Zephanie Cole

Align Chiropractic &

Acupuncture, PLC

Dave Cone

Kahler Automation

Corporation

Staff:

Brandon

Edmundson

Krahmer, Shaffer

& Edmundson, Ltd

Mandi Kosbab

Edward Jones

Luke Long

Hy-Vee

Steve Pomerenke

Compeer Financial

Ann Terfehr

Dan’s Appliance

Ned Koppen

President

president@fairmontchamber.org

Election Day 2018 is drawing near and it is

time for each of us to begin weighing our options

before we reach the ballot box on November 6. The

Governmental Affairs Committee of the Fairmont

Area Chamber of Commerce will be doing our best

to make your decision more informed by assisting

in Election Candidate Forums for our local election

cycle.

The 2018 election will cover a wide range

of offices representing the citizens of Martin County,

including both of our U.S. Senators, U.S. Representative

for District 1, and State Representative

for District 23A, as well as three Fairmont Area

School Board seats and the County Commissioner

positions for the Second and Fourth Districts. The

City of Fairmont will be selecting a Mayor, and City

Council persons will be chosen to fill the Ward 1

and Ward 3 seats.

The Election Candidate Forums will be

broadcast live, helping you get to know your local

and regional candidates before Election Day arrives.

Watch the chamber website in the coming

weeks for candidate information, ward map, and

forum details!

Kandi Menne

Office Manager/Director of

Communications

info@fairmontchamber.org

Benjamin Landsteiner

Marketing & Social Media

Coordinator

benjamin@fairmontchamber.org

Miranda Larsen

Finance Coordinator

finance@fairmontchamber.org

Contact Information:

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

323 East Blue Earth Avenue

P.O. Box 826

Fairmont, MN 56031

Phone: (507) 235-5547

www.FairmontChamber.org

Preparing our future workforce

The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

is proud to coordinate the Junior Achievement (JA)

program in our schools each year through the generous

support of our area businesses, local grants and

individuals in our community. The mission of Junior

Achievement is “To inspire

and prepare young people

to succeed in a global

economy.” Junior Achievement

teaches principles

of market-based economics and entrepreneurship

in age appropriate increments, creating a stronger

understanding of how the world around them works

and how they fit into the greater economic picture.

Our local Junior Achievement program relies

on over 40 volunteer teachers and reaches an average

of 57 classrooms totaling 1154 students in grades K-

6th and 8th grade. Our annual cost is $12,840 for the

classroom kits alone.

Our ability to continue offering the Junior

Achievement program and to build toward a brighter

future for students in area

public and private schools

depends largely on the

generosity of the people

in our community. If you

would like to help support the Junior Achievement

program in our area by making a donation or becoming

a volunteer teacher, please contact the Fairmont

Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-235-5547. Find

out how your life can be enriched by volunteering or

sponsoring a classroom!


ate by facilitating access to leaders, communication and education through programs and services for its members.

Blue Ribbon Pork Cook Off award winners

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1st Place Award - Cup N’ Saucer 2nd Place Award - Jessie's Smokehouse 3rd Place Award - The Blazer Bar & Grill

The 21st Annual Martin County Blue Ribbon

Pork Cook Off was held Wednesday, August

15th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Martin County

Fairgrounds with approximately 400 people in

attendance. Proceeds from this event help support

two annual $4,200 Agri-Business Scholarships for

local students. The judges and the public agreed

on the top entries for just the second time in Blue

Ribbon Pork history with the winning contestants

taking home their respective ribbons in both the

Connoisseur's Choice and People's Choice categories.

Each of our eight contestants gave a valiant

effort, producing creative, mouth-watering porkinspired

dishes, and presenting a formidable challenge

for our judges and participants in selecting

this year’s winning entries.

We want to thank the Martin County Blue

Ribbon Pork Cook Off Committee, all of our volunteers

and the many sponsors who continue to

make this annual event a success. Our 2018 sponsors

were the Agri-Business Committee of the

Fairmont Area Chamber, Bank Midwest, Cargill

Inc., CFS, Compeer Financial, Dutch Creek Farms,

Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, Kahler Automation,

Martin Co. Corn & Soybean Growers, Martin Co.

Pork Producers, Preferred Capital Management,

Profinium Financial and Valero Renewables.

We would also like to thank this year's

contestants: Ambiance on Albion Taphouse & Grill

in Fairmont, The Blazer Bar & Grill in Fairmont,

Cup N’ Saucer Restaurant in Sherburn, Fairmont

Butcher Block in Fairmont, Green Mill Restaurant

in Fairmont, Jessie’s Smokehouse in Fairmont,

The Marina Lodge in Fairmont and Scotty Biggs

BBQ of Winnebago. Congratulations to this year's

winners!

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Chamber member business briefs

Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont

(507) 238-8100

Timothy Sheneman, D.O., joined the Mayo

Clinic Health System in Fairmont Internal Medicine Department Aug. 13. He

received his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

– A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Dr.

Sheneman worked as an internal medicine physician at Kirksville Missouri

Hospital Company. We’re excited that Dr. Sheneman has moved to the community

and begun his practice at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. Learn

more about Dr. Sheneman and the Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont Internal

Medicine team at mayoclinichealthsystem.org.

Dan's Appliance Sleepsource & TV

(507) 238-2333

Dan Terfehr and Matt Fraser, from Dan’s

Appliance Sleepsource, attended the Brandsource Convention in Las Vegas

from August 26-29. Dan sits on the North Central Board of Directors and attended

Regional meetings and training. Matt attended the meetings specifically

for sales training and customer service. The convention floor is filled with

the latest and greatest in appliances, bedding, and other products related to

our industry. The next convention will be in March 2019.

Ameriprise Financial

(507) 238-9722

We often plan for future positive life-changing

events like marriage, starting a family, retirement

or grandchildren. Yet it is easy to gloss over planning for negative changes like job

loss, illness or disability. It is human nature to avoid thinking about these difficult

events, but it is better to prepare your finances for the unexpected. Challenging

life events are hard enough to manage. If you have financial contingency plans

in place ahead of time, it can pay off by giving you more choices when tragedy

strikes unexpectedly. You can’t prepare for everything, but you can save time and

money by putting safety nets in place for your future. Ask your financial advisor

to help you identify ways to prepare for life’s uncertainties.

Center For Specialty Care

(507) 238-4949

The Center for Specialty Care is excited to

announce that we have teamed up with Mason City Clinic in Mason City, Iowa

to begin offering Urology services in our Fairmont office. The Mason City Clinic

Urology team brings over 65 years of experience, including laparoscopy, minimally

invasive surgery and robotic surgery! Urologists treat conditions such as:

Bladder, kidney, testicular, prostate cancer; Enlarged prostate, BPH; Urinary incontinence,

bladder problems; Male sexual health, ED, low testosterone; Adrenal

disease; Kidney stones; Infertility. Our mission is and has always been to provide

excellent specialty care to our communities. We are very happy to be able to offer

this service to all of the valued patients in our area. To make an appointment,

call (507) 238-4949, or the Center for Primary Care (507) 238-9533.

Vision Statement: The Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce will b

Martin County Veterans Memorial (MCVM)

(507) 238-3220

UPDATE: Construction of the concrete wall for black

granite panels has been completed. Panels will soon be

attached to wall and the engraved names, honoring our

Martin County veterans, will be displayed. In addition to

the engraved veteran names, an area of the panels will

display donors, or sponsors who have contributed over $500 to this project. Requests

to have a veteran name, or donor/sponsor name added after panel installation

will be semi-annually. Visit website: www.mcvm.org, for veteran, or

private and/or business donation applications, or contact Jim Miller 507-236-

1026 for further information. Current veteran and donor/sponsor names are

also available at the website. Donations are tax deductible under 501(c)3. Stop

by at 507 Winnebago Ave., Fairmont, MN to view progress.

Interlaken Heritage Days

(507) 848-4664

The Interlaken Heritage Days Fall Vendor Show will take place

from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10th at Five

Lakes Centre. Interested vendors can find more information,

and register, by visiting www.ihdfairmont.org/craft-fair-vendor/

The vendor shows put on by the IHD committee are fundraisers for the

activities of the Interlaken Heritage Days city festival, funds from this show will

go towards the 2019 festival. We are always looking for help in fundraising, planning,

advertising, and general ideas for the upcoming year! Interested? Contact

us at 507-236-3841 or interlakenheritagedays@gmail.com

Shoe Sensation

(507) 238-9211

Exciting things are happening at Shoe Sensation! We have three fun events

happening in our store, starting on Saturday, September 8, with the Asics

Trunk Show. We will be featuring our entire stock of Asics, and you will be

able to order additional styles, colors and widths. There is a free gift with an

Asics purchase, and refreshments will be available. Our next event will support

the Martin County Humane Society, and will be held on Saturday, September

29, called Shoes for Paws. Specific shoes that are purchased during

the event will have a percentage given to the Humane Society. We will have a

raffle for a free pair of shoes, donations to the Humane Society will be taken,

and we will be serving as a drop off spot for anything the community would

like to donate. We plan to have vendors related to the pet industry for all to

talk to. Our special guests will be “residents” from the Humane Society, along

with their caretakers. Please join us for lots of fun! Thursday, October 4th

is our fall Clarks Trunk Show during the hours of 10am to 6pm. Our Clarks

representative, Bob Green, will be here to help answer questions and select

shoes. All Clarks shoes will be on sale, and we will have a drawing for a free

pair of Clarks shoes of your choice. Each Clarks shoe purchase will receive a

free gift. As always, refreshments will be available.

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e recognized as the leader in assisting area businesses to prosper.

Chamber member business briefs

United Hospital District Home Health & Hospice

(507) 238-2001

United Hospital District Hospice is celebrating 30

years of serving patients and families residing in

Martin, Faribault and northern Iowa counties. The team at UHD Hospice is

committed to providing quality end-of-life care encompassing a holistic approach

backed by 30 years of experience.

HR Advisors LLC

(507) 399-1240

NEW ADDRESS: Effective August 22 my wife Barb

and I are moving to the Minneapolis area to be closer to family. HR Advisors continues

to operate and my associates Courtney Cutler, Bob Verchota, and I will

continue to provide consultation for current and new clients. We are always happy

to talk to you about human resources, training, and DiSC. We are grateful for

our many friends and associates and the great support we have received from

the Fairmont area over the last 32 years. Our new address is HR Advisors LLC,

3945 Covey Trail, Minnetrista, MN 55375. Our phone number and email remains

the same. Thank you. Wes Pruett

Fairmont Opera House, Inc.

(507) 238-4900

Starting off our 2018-2019 season will be Hornucopia.

Hornucopia pays tribute to bands and

artists that feature horn sections in the rock era, celebrating music that spans

the past 6 decades from the 1960s to today. If you have any questions about our

upcoming season, give us a call! We would also like to thank our communities

support as we finish our first year of fundraising for our Capital Campaign.

Aventure Staffing

(507) 399-2027

Aventure Staffing is excited to celebrate it's

2nd Anniversary as Fairmont's ONLY staffing agency during the month of September!

Aventure Staffing is proud to offer Fairmont-area employers a variety

of staffing services to fit their hiring needs, including temporary placement,

temp-to-perm and permanent placement. Stop by our office across from True

Value or call us at 507-399-2027 to learn more!

Red Rock Center for the Arts

(507) 235-9262

Red Rock Center for the Arts will kick off their upcoming

concert series on Saturday, September 15 at 7pm,

featuring a family friendly night of comedy, music,

voice tossing and storytelling with David Malmberg. Pre-season passes and

individual show tickets are available at the Red Rock Center and Hy-Vee in

Fairmont.

Sweet Financial Services

(507) 235-5587

"Connect Business Magazine" features Sweet Financial

Services in the July/August issue! Connect Business

Magazine serves the south-central Minnesota

region. It is published bimonthly and has a controlled circulation of over 9,000

with estimated total reach of 40,000. The article ‘Advisor to the Advisors’ emphasizes

keeping your financial dreams on track: Bryan Sweet, ChFC® and his

team always put an emphasis on how they can give more to their clients and to

the wealth advisor community. Sweet stated, “People don’t know what they don’t

know. This means not just overseeing your investments but looking at the big

picture -whether it be proactive tax planning in addition to what your CPA does,

aligning your biggest goals and dreams with your financial picture and always

working in your best interest.” Sweet’s top 6 recommendations that you should

plan for in regards to your finances: 1. Put Your Why Before Your What and How;

2. Are you retired and want to make over $100,000 this year without paying Federal

income tax?; 3.Generate Retirement Income Without Holding Your Assets

Hostage; 4. Lower Your Health Insurance Costs in Retirement; 5. Create a Blueprint

of Your Financial Freedom; 6. Maximize Your Gifting Strategy. To read more,

check out the entire article, Advisor to the Advisors here: connectbiz.com

Disclosure: Raymond James and its advisors do not offer tax or legal advice. You should discuss any tax or legal

matters with the appropriate professional.

Kahler Automation

(507) 235-6648

In late July, Kahler was a stop on Visit Fairmont’s

Modern Ag Tour of Martin County. Attended by around 25 Minnesota

state legislators, political candidates, area businesspersons and community

leaders, the tour spotlighted the ag industry’s economic impact on the region.

And in early August, we were honored to host U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar during

her swing through southern Minnesota. Joined by Mayor Debbie Foster and local

media, the Senator toured our facility, met with employees, and learned about

the infrastructural & educational needs of tech/manufacturing industry in rural

America. Thanks to everyone on staff who helped organize these tours!

Bob Gunther, MN Representative District 23A

(507) 236-4522

This session a bipartisan group of lawmakers passed legislation

that would have given more than 2.2 million Minnesotans tax

relief, and allowed Minnesota to conform with federal tax laws.

The governor’s veto of this common sense bill means hundreds

of thousands will now face tax increases, and everyone filing tax

returns will likely face paperwork headaches if not lose money outright, with

farmers being the hardest hit. Hopefully the process becomes clearer in the

months ahead. But the governor’s purely political move has left all Minnesotans

with an unclear path to filing their income taxes next year.

“Business Briefs” is a complimentary service provided by the Chamber for chamber members. Please limit your information to one paragraph of about

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Core Values: We value for our members, employees and community: integrity in all we do, collaboration with all our stakeholders, growth and develop

Chamber Events

Monday, September 3rd

Labor Day (Offices Closed)

Wednesday, September 5th - 7:30 a.m.

Leadership Martin County

Thursday, September 6th - 5:00 p.m.

PM Exchange (Welcome Ned Koppen)

Wednesday, September 12th - 6:00 p.m.

Bureau 14 Meeting

Wednesday, September 19th - 3:00 p.m.

Ambassadors Meeting / Ribbon Cuttings

Tuesday, September 25th - 9:00 a.m.

Social Media Breakfast

REVAMP RETAIL

The Retail Committee of the Fairmont Area

Chamber is seeking committee members

to join us as we work to make a positive

impact in our local retail environment.

Call (507) 235-5547

WELCOME

NEW MEMBER!

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Last call for grant applications!

The Martin County

Youth Foundation

grant applications are

now available for their

Fall grant cycle. Grants

will be made to qualified, non-profit organizations

that will address important community

youth needs. Funding received may be used for

youth program costs and support materials. Eligible

organizations include those with 501(c)3

status, public agencies, units of government,

and churches.

The mission of the Martin County Youth

Fine Jewelry

Sovell Jewelry

Your Professional Jeweler

Since 1954

Full Service-In House Repair

Jessica & Steve Sovell

Gemologist • Goldsmith

Foundation is to acquire, manage and distribute

funds to enhance the lives of youth in Martin

County. Interested groups may pick up grant applications

and guidelines at the Fairmont Area

Chamber of Commerce, 323 East Blue Earth

Avenue or fill them out online at www.martincountyyouthfoundation.org.

The deadline for submitting a grant application

is September 15th. Please send completed

grant applications to: Martin County

Youth Foundation, P.O. Box 826, Fairmont, MN

56031 or drop them off at the Fairmont Area

Chamber office.

Fluorescent bulb recycling

Fluorescent lamps contain mercury and

are considered a hazardous waste product. It is

against the law to dispose of fluorescent bulbs

and ballasts with your regular garbage. Fluorescent

bulb recycling will be held in the former

Kmart parking lot on Thursday, October

4th, from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. This recycling event

serves the residents and businesses of Martin

and Faribault Counties. When transporting the

lamps, be careful not to break them. There will

be a charge at the time of disposal.

Fairmont Public Utilities Customers are

eligible for total reimbursement for bulb recycling

costs. When dropping bulbs off for recycling,

ask for a rebate coupon, keep your receipt,

and turn both in to Fairmont Public Utilities for

reimbursement of recycling costs. Contact the

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce with any

questions at (507) 235-5547.

Professional Window Cleaning

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Cleaning

Wouldn’t it be nice to have the windows

of your home sparkling clean!

Please allow us to give you a free estimate.

You will be pleasantly surprised!

Call Now! Matt Petrowiak at (507) 236-5207

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ment for our members, recognition of accomplishments, effective communication, and doing all things efficiently and in a fiscally responsible manner.

Season of Leadership begins

The 2018-2019 season of Leadership

Martin County has now begun! In a new approach

this year, the Program Facilitator, participants,

Day Leaders and Year Leaders of the

program gathered together to kick-off the new

season on Wednesday, August 29 at the Holiday

Inn - Fairmont.

Year leaders Stephanie Busiahn and

Mandi Kosbab welcomed twenty new program

participants on behalf of the Fairmont Area

Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership

Martin County program. Program Facilitator

Peggy Young of Riverland Community College

prepared participants for a successful season

by leading introductions from Day Leaders, participants

and program alumni and engaging all

attendants in a brief icebreaker exercise. After

a meal and quality networking opportunities,

the group was ready to cast off on their journey

toward building a greater understanding of our

area, sharing ideas and strengthening individual

and collective abilities to identify and solve

the important issues facing our community.

Peggy provided an overview of program

materials and outlined expectations for participants.

With the first session covering Community

Leadership and taking place on September

5th, participants left the event primed for an exciting

nine-month journey of personal development

and community awareness that holds the

potential to propel Martin County toward continued

success and prosperity in the future.

This program, designed by the Fairmont

Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperation

with Riverland Community College, would not

be possible without the support of our program

sponsors. We would like to thank the Fairmont

Economic Development Authority (FEDA), Martin

County EDA (Ignite), Mayo Clinic Health System

in Fairmont and Rosen's Diversified, Inc. for

their sponsorship of the 2018-2019 season of

Leadership Martin County.

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New President (Continued from page 1)

and representing Fairmont and Martin County

would be a great chance to promote many of the

things that I love about our community. Promoting

a strong business climate and being an advocate

to businesses, families or individuals when

they want to know more about our towns and

county was exactly what I wanted to be able to

do. I am honored to be chosen for the position

and now I get to start working towards learning

more about the job, more about our Chamber

membership and more about how we can make

Fairmont and Martin County stronger. Pretty exciting

for me!

I look forward to working with all of our

Chamber members as I move forward in this new

position. I hope to learn a lot about how you feel

about our community, the Chamber and all of the

great opportunities that we have. I will do my

best to always promote Fairmont, Martin County

and all of your businesses in the most positive

way possible. I am very excited to be here at the

Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce.

Sincerely,

Ned Koppen

President, Fairmont Area Chamber

THINK LOCAL FIRST!

DID YOU KNOW?

A growing body of economic research

shows that in an increasingly

homogenized world, entrepreneurs

and skilled workers are more likely to

invest and settle in communities that

preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses

and distinctive character.

507.235.5547

info@fairmontchamber.org

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September programs at CER

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Safe Routes to School volunteers are needed. SRTS youth

walk/bike with adult volunteers to elementary schools in Fairmont on

Tuesday mornings beginning September 11 through October 30. For

more information on this program and routes/Safe Zone Drop off locations,

contact CER at 235-3141.

Free Adult Basic Education classes in Fairmont begin the

week of September 10. Adults can prepare to take their GED Exam (if no

diploma received), improve writing and math skills and more. Distance

Learning classes which can be done in your own home are also available

to study for your GED. Free Classes to learn English are held on Tuesday

evenings and Wednesday afternoons (1-3 pm.) Please contact or stop in

at CER (507-235-3141/enter through Door 15A) for more details.

CER staff are busy working on activities for the upcoming fall and

winter catalog which will offer opportunities. Suggestions for new activities

and instructors are always welcomed!

For an up-to date list of activities or to register online

with your MasterCard/Visa, visit the CER Web Store at

fairmontareaschools.portal.rschooltoday.com

and click on the CER tab.

A SAMPLING OF UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

Gymnastics (ages 3-6) September 5

Over 55 Defensive Driving Refresher September 10

Adult Basic Education Begins September 10

Safe Routes to School Begins September 11

Mini-Card Volleyball Camp (Grades K-3) September 15

CER Fall/Winter Catalog Mailout September 21

Lights on For Kids Afterschool (Grades 2-6) September 24

Co-Ed Fall Volleyball League Meeting September 25

…and much more!

For more information, contact the CER office located in the

Fairmont Elementary School Door 15A, 714 Victoria Street, Fairmont

Call 507-235-3141 or Email rdauer@fairmont.k12.mn.us

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