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  1. Jun
    20
    Mon

    1. Summer Food Distribution Dates (all-day)
      Jun 20 – Aug 16

      This year’s Surplus Food Distribution will be held Tuesday, Jun 21st, Tuesday, July 19th, and Tuesday, August 16th.  Distribution begins at 5:30 until the food is gone. You can come at 4:00 to receive your number. Everyone who is in need from Morris and surrounding communities is welcome to participate.  Simply – IF YOU EAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE!  Please bring your own boxes, totes, bags, or baskets to carry your food home.

      This year the food will arrive at the high school at approximately 6:00 p.m. the night prior to the distribution. Volunteers for the unloading on Monday evening and also around 4:00pm for the distribution on Tuesday are welcomed and needed!!

      The food distribution will be held at the Morris Area High School cafeteria. This event is sponsored by West Central Minnesota Community Action, Bremer Bank, Willie’s Super Valu, North Country Food Bank, Kannegiesser Truck Sales, Stevens County Food Shelf, Stevens Community Medical Center, and Morris Area FFA and Student Council. Please consider volunteering! Thanks! For questions, please contact Peg Rinkenberger at 320-287-1697.

      The last food distributions for the summer will be on Tuesday, August 18.

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  2. Jun
    22
    Wed

    1. Barrett Old Settleres Reunion (all-day)
      Jun 22 – Jun 26

      Its The Barrett Old Settlers Reunion!  Five days of Summer fun starting Wednesday June 22nd and going through Sunday June 26th. Come enjoy these five days with games, vendors, food, events, and entertainment, all located in the town of Barrett, MN. We have everything from garage sales to fireworks displays, and plenty more! The Barrett Old Settlers Reunion!

  3. Jun
    24
    Fri

    1. Lowry Days (all-day)
      Jun 24 – Jun 25

      Come out and have some fun at Lowry Days this weekend June 24th and 25th.  Friday night the Legion is hosting a pork chop feed, meat raffle at 6:30 and old fashioned sing a long at Ben Wade Church and a karaoke contest at the Hatchery at 9.  Saturdays events include a Lions pancake breakfast, softball tournament, bike rodeo at 11, a chicken and corn feed at the Hatchery Bar and Grill at 5, pie social by Oscar Lake Church and the street dance at eight featuring Stone Road sponsored by the Hatchery Bar and Grill and fireworks at dusk. Celebrate Lowry during Lowry Days this weekend! 

  4. Jun
    25
    Sat

    1. Stork Bus Project Funraiser
      4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Knights of Columbus is hosting a “Freewill Fundraiser” to raise money to help purchase an ultrasound machine for the  “Stork Bus” project. Come out and enjoy the Hog Roast this Saturday, June 25th.  It’s a Hog roast and everyone is invited to a “freewill” offering fundraiser to help with the purchase an ultrasound machine for the “Stork Bus” project. Good food, games, kids activities and Live music on Saturday June 25th at the Assumption Church grounds in Morris, serving starts at 4pm, hope to see you there!!  Remember June 25th from 4-8pm.

  5. Jun
    28
    Tue

    1. Hancock Relay for Life Fundraiser
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      The annual Relay for Life Hancock Cookout wil be held on Tuesday, June 28th from 5:30 to 7pm at the Hancock Community Center.  They’ll be serving up hamburgers, brats, chips, and bars.  This is a Free Will donation with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.  For more information contact Shelly with any questions at 3020-585-5776.  

  6. Jun
    29
    Wed

    1. Heritage Days (all-day)
      Jun 29 – Jul 3

      Head on over to Starbuck for their annual Heritage Days Celebration starting Wednesday, June 29th and going through Sunday, July 3rd.  Get together with your family, friends, and neighbors for all the great events planned for the weekend!  Check out the Fun Run, crazy days sales, the pork feed, a street dance, craft fair, beach party, a grand parade, and so much more!  Celebrate summer, friendships, and fun all at Starbuck’s Heritage Days!

  7. Jul
    1
    Fri

    1. Graceville Toqua Days! (all-day)
      Jul 1 – Jul 3

      Bring the whole family to Graceville July 1st though July 3rd for Toqua Days!  Alumni come and visit your classmates during the all-school reunion on Friday from 1-5pm. Register for the kids’ tractor pull Friday at 5 and then enjoy music and food throughout the evening on Main Street. The fun starts early Saturday morning at 8 am with walk/run Gallop, then watch softball tournaments throughout the day.  Saturday ends with the Fireman’s Street Dance with music by “Trip Wire”.  On Sunday don’t miss the water fights, bingo and glow walk/run. 

  8. Jul
    4
    Mon

    1. Hancock July 4th Celebration (all-day)
      Jul 4

      The annual July 4th celebration will take place in Hancock on Monday, July 4th!  Celebrate Independence Day in Hancock! Start your morning with the Firemen’s Relief Association Pancake Feed starts at 7!   The 5k Race -Run/Walk around Page Lake starts at 8 am. Come and watch the Little League All-Star Game starting at 10 am! Then  bring the kids over to the school play ground for the coin dig at 11 am! Vendors at the Water Tower Park and inflatables from 2-3 and more.  It wouldn’t be the fourth without a parade! The Kiddie Parade begins at the Water Tower at 1 pm followed by the main parade at 1:30.  After the parade enjoy the Jam Session at Conroy Studios.  Check out the Tractor pull at 3 near Tri-Co or play some bingo at the Community Center! And of course, catch the fireworks at dusk!

  9. Jul
    9
    Sat

    1. Fischer’s Outback Family Fun Day (all-day)
      Jul 9

      Have you always wanted to take your children or grandchildren out to teach them your favorite outdoor sport?  Here is your opportunity, and it is all free of charge.  Pre-register today for the Outback Family Fun Day on July 9 by going to kmrskkok.com.  The first 100 kids registered will receive a complimentary gift bag.  The goal for the day is to get kids and their families out and experience the outdoor sports.  There will be presenters from Mossberg, Parker Bows, Wing N Fin Resort, and many more.  Children get hands-on training from experts while adults watch and learn along with them.  Win door prizes, learn new skills, and most of all – have fun for free.  For questions contact Fischers Outback at 320-748-7482. 

      Fischer’s Outback is located 1/4 mile north of Graceville, Mn. on Hwy 75 on the left side of the road.

      Click Here to pre-register

  10. Mar
    31
    Sat

    1. Pay It Forward Stevens County (all-day)
      Mar 31

      Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond, improved the Human Spirit, or volunteered time and /or money for the sake of their fellow neighbors here in Stevens County?  We are looking for these individuals.  “Pay It Forward, Stevens County” is a group of businesses that would like to hear these stories and reward the person for making life better for someone else in Stevens County.  We believe that people fo un-noticed for the kindness they show or the effort they volunteer to help out people.  We would like these stories known and recognition given to show that the Human Spirit is not dead, and people will still go out of their way to give to someone in need.  What we are looking of from you, is a brief letter, telling us what a certain person did and how they did it.  We would like their name and way of contacting them so we can get their just reward to them.  We would also like to publish their story on KMRS/KKOK Radio and in the Morris Sun Tribune.  You can drop your nomination off at any of the participating businesses, once a month we will pick one person that exemplifies “Pay It Forward, Stevens County.”  Businesses participating are:

      Morris Pizza Ranch, Bank of the West, West Central Screen and Print, Regional Fitness Center, Morris Sun Tribune, Stevens Community Medical Center, Sheer Designs,Superior, Westmor, Hancock Concrete and KMRS/KKOK Radio