As I’ve mentioned frequently, Shepherd’s Center survives solely on the support from the Cannon Valley. Last month we received memorials in honor of Melroy Thompson, Modie Bennett and Jeanette Roiger. Please consider donating to Shepherd’s Center, whether it’s in the form of a memorial, cash, special bequests or honorarium. Remember, your 100% tax deductible dollars stay right here in the Cannon Valley and are used to fund and administer the various programs we offer.
Speaking of programs, we had a great turnout for our “Smart Phone” classes held recently. We want to thank Dan Bassett for teaching these classes and to those who signed up. We are now considering offering a computer class for Facebook, Pinterest, Skype and more. If this is a class you’d be interested in, please let us know by calling 507-263-2136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is enough interest, we will definitely proceed.
We will be taking our annual trip to Target Field to watch the Minnesota Twins take on the Texas Rangers on Monday, May 26th. Transportation will be via a deluxe, mini-motor coach bus departing from Cannon Falls at 11:30 a.m. All ages are welcome and the trip is limited to 30 people, with the cost being $49 per person for the Great Clip Seats located in the lower level of right field; these tickets include a voucher for $10 at concession stands! The price includes transportation to and from Cannon Falls, and those interested in going should contact Shepherd’s Center to reserve a spot by calling 507-263-2136.
We are now planning a trip to Washington D.C., departing Cannon Falls on October 22nd and returning October 30th. Those coming along will enjoy touring our nation’s capital and seeing such sights as the WW II Memorial, Capitol Hill, the Smithsonian, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Mount Vernon and much, much more! Transportation will be via deluxe motor coach and the cost is only $779 per person, double occupancy. Space will be limited, if you’re interested in signing up, please contact Shepherd’s Center to reserve your spot.
I recently had the opportunity to read to 90 first graders at the Cannon Falls Elementary school for the “Read to Achieve” program. What a wonderful time it was and it was great to see these students get excited about reading! I’ve always been a reader and still am today (I’m always reading a book). Currently, I’m reading “Backstage at the Grand Ol’ Opry” which has some wonderful stories and history about country music. I leave you this month with words of wisdom from the one and only, Minnie Pearl; “The doctor must have put my pacemaker in wrong. Every time my husband kisses me, the garage door goes up.” After this past winter, I am definitely looking forward to the April showers that will bring May flowers!