cast members lined up for accolades and photographs after the Friday night performance, May 9. They also performed Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon for appreciative crowds. Below, Annie sings for President Roosevelt. The cast and crew included members of several central Minnesota communities, and the combined effort of so many is what made “Annie” such a success (and so much fun). Staff photos by Jean Doran Matua.
The Monday, April 14, meeting of the Valley Victors was held at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Eden Valley. Before our meeting started, Valley Victors had the chance to select some really cool projects to learn more about. These hands-on projects included: making bat houses, geocaching, making venison stir fry, making mini gardens, making first aid kits and learning to crochet and knit. Thanks to all of the volunteers for organizing these awesome projects.
Demonstrations were conducted by Henry Lemke on how to brush your teeth, Mitchel Lipinski on how to make crunchy apple rings, Adrienne Lipinski on who to tell a story of your own and Dawson Schmitz talked about his rabbit, Rockstar. For roll call, members responded by naming a crop that you can plant. In Old Business, we discussed our club project leaders for the fair and our participation in Valley Daze. In New Business, we talked about road ditch cleanup. We also reviewed important upcoming dates and deadlines.
The next meeting of the Valley Victors will be held at the Eden Valley Event Center Monday, May 5, with refreshments starting at 6:30 p.m., then demonstrations and the meeting at 7 p.m..
Submitted by Sawyer Kuechle,
The Eden Valley-Watkins FFA Alumni is doing a membership drive. The cost of membership is $20 per year.
The FFA Alumni of EV-W supports their local FFA chapter with scholarships and helping with any other needs they have. Also the Alumni Club does many other things within the community.
Please call with any questions or for membership, Randy Lipinsky at (320) 453-2074, or Steve Kern at (320) 764-5258.
EV-W’s James Gathje, son of Scott and Denise Gathje, was installed as a Region 5 FFA Director for the 2014-2015 year. Submitted photo.
Nearly five dozen high school, elementary students and community members will be showcasing their acting and singing talents when the spring musical “Annie” makes its public debut May 2.
Performance dates are May 2, at 7:30 p.m.; May 3, at 7:30 p.m.; and May 4, at 2 p.m. Annie will be performed on the recently renovated stage in the auxiliary gym. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.
The school/community venture is a first, at least in recent memory, for the drama department. Adults have helped behind the scenes in numerous school plays and several years ago a community theatre group produced a few plays, but “Annie” will put adults and students on stage together.