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Baccalaureate for the NRHEG High School graduating class of 2017 is set for Sunday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium in New Richland. The annual event is open to the public.

The Panther Pride Community Wide Picnic Lunch and Buddy Bench installation is set for Monday, June 5 at NRHEG Elementary School in Ellendale.

Tickets should be purchased from May 1-31 at the NRHEG Elementary School office. They are $4 for adults and $2.50 for children. Students may use their lunch accounts. The picnic will be held in the back lot of the elementary school.

Lunch times: Bridges/Kindergarten 10:45 a.m.; second grade, 11:10 a.m.; first grade, 11:30 a.m.; fourth grade, 11:50 a.m.; third grade, 12:10 p.m.; fifth grade, 12:30 p.m.

At 1 p.m., new Buddy Benches will be installed on the playground.


The annual Town & Country Garden Club Plant Sale is set for Saturday, May 20 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Moxon’s building across from the city garden on Hwy. 30.

There will be lots of perennials plus petunias from Hilltop Greenhouse.


Community Lutheran Church’s 15th Annual Meatball Dinner will be held Sunday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. following the morning worship service beginning at 10 a.m.

The WELCA group will be serving homemade meatballs, mashed potatoes and beef gravy, whole kernel corn, coleslaw, dinner rolls, and an assortment of pies for a free-will donation.

A raffle is again being held for a handmade quilt, and this year Jan Bartsch donated an “At the Crossroads” quilt. Bartsch made the 90”x106” quilt, and Bev Wacek of Owatonna donated her quilting services.

Raffle tickets are available for $1 each.

Mark your calendars and join the people of the Community Lutheran Church for food and fellowship on May 21.

Contest offered for best historically themed entries in parade

Contributing Writer

The Farm and City Days Committee has a special plan for the parade this July. Businesses in New Richland who choose to enter the parade will help to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the city with a float contest representing historical themes.

“We just kind of gave them a general theme,” says Sara Jo Vulcan, one of the members of the Farm and City Days committee, “so they can pick whatever historical thing they want to pick for their float. We’re going to have people from outside of New Richland judge the floats.”

According to Vulcan, the parade usually has between 60 and 70 floats from New Richland and surrounding areas. Only businesses in New Richland have been invited to participate in the historically themed float contest though, and we’ll have to wait until parade time to find out how those businesses have chosen to represent their chosen historical themes.

The Farm and City Days Parade will take place on Saturday, July 8 at 5 p.m.