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Pa 2O Thursday, May 30, 2013 News Stearns County Breakfast The 6th Annual Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm will be held at Groetsch Dairy, owned by the Steve and Lisa Groetsch fam- ily, from 8 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, June 1. The Kimball Lions will be cooking up a hearty breakfast of Swany Cakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee and milk for $5/person. Childrep 5 and under eat free! The event will include children's activities, a farm ani- mal petting zoo, tours of the farm, a visit from Princess Kay of the Milky Way, an obstacle course with the Vikings Cheerleaders and live radio broadcasts with KCLD and WILD Country. Come join the many agricultural community spoffsors to celebrate June Dairy Month. Bring the whole family to this agricultural awareness event and see a dairy farm in action. The event will occur rain or shine! Getting to the event: From St. Cloud Take Interstate 94 west to Avon (Exit 153). Watch for directional signs in Avon. At the top of the exit ramp, turn right onto Avon Ave. / County Road 9 and go north. Turn left "onto 1st St. NW / County Road 54 (also known as the Frontage Road). Follow County Road 54 into on the Farm Albany. Watch for signs in Albany. Platinum sponsors include: Parking will be at the Albany Pub- AgStar Financial Services, Ameri- lic School. A FREE shuttle bus will can Foods Group/Long Prairie Pack- take you to the farm. (There will be ing, BASE Big Gain Inc./Ecker Feed NO parking at the farm.) Service, Central Minnesota Credit From the West: Union, Centra Sota Cooperative, Take Interstate 94 east to Freeport State Bank, Leedstone~ Lely Albany (Exit 147). Watch for direc- USA, Midwest Machinery, Steams tional signs. At the bottom of the County American Dairy Association, exit ramp, turn left onto 8th St. Steams County Farm Bureau, Stea- and go north. To avoid road con- ms Electric Association, Thomsens struction in downtown Albany, Greenhouse, andZoetis. follow directional signs to park- For more information visit ing. Watch for parking signs. Park- the website: www.stearnsfarm ing will be at the Albany Public breakfast.corn, or visit us on School. A FREE shuttle bus will Facebook: Stearns County Break- take you to the farm. (There will fast on the Farm. be NO parking at the farm.) The Groetsch Family, the 2013 Stearns County Breakfast on the Farm hosts are from left to right, Matthew, Lisa, Jennifer, Katelyn, and Steve Groetsch. Submitted photo. After parading up Central Avenue, the Watkins Legion, Wat-Kim-Valley V.F.W., the POW/MIA Honor Guard, and the Eden Valley-Watkins high school band entered St. Anthony Church for the service and Mass. Watkins held all their services indoors. Let Harvest Bank help you reach your goals: Home Purchase- Refinance- Remodeling -- Bare Land-- New Construction. We can help with both Personal and Business. Contact us today! 1 llll dip KIMBALL/MAIN OFFICE SAINT AUGUSTA OFFICE 398-3500 251-6100 ATWATER OFFICE -KANDIYOHI OFFICE 974-8861 382-6100 Member FDIC k~NOER The Wat-Kim-Valley V.F,W. POW/MIA HQnor Guard joined the Eden Valley Legion and Auxiliary . Legion Firing Squad, Eden Valley Boy and Girl Scouts, and the Eden Valley-Watkins high school band in celebrating Memorial Day May 27. Eden Valley native Lt. Col. Steven Thielen was the special speaker for the ceremony, and Rev. Bryan Hopfensperger gave the invocation and benediction. Our online Photo Gallery contains many more photos from all four Memorial Day services that we covered. Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.