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  1. Jun

    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. Jul

    1. School Supplies Needed (all-day)
      Jul 22 – Sep 5

      MAHS Student Council is again collecting school supplies to provide county high school students at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. Items needed include: notebooks, pencils, pens, rulers, color pencils, calculators, folders, and any other treats you might want your child to have in his/her book bag.  Contact: Peg Rinkenberger 320-287-1697.

      This is a non-curricular student club. The School District does not endorse or sponsor the goals, objectives, activities or opinions of the club.

  3. Jul

    1. Willie’s Party in the Park
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Willie’s Super Valu in Morris will be having their annual Party in the Park on Wednesday, July 26th from 5 to 8pm at Eastside Park in Morris!  Listen to the tunes of Feeding LeRoy as you enjoy some yummy food from the Willie’s Deli and Bakery!  Free will donation with proceeds for the Stevens County Foodshelf!  There’s something for everyone at this fun Party in the Park so don’t miss out!

  4. Jul

    1. Crazy Days in Morris (all-day)
      Jul 28

      Crazy Days will be held in downtown Morris beginning at 7am on Thursday, July 28th!   Find great deals in the stores and on the streets at participating businesses.  Kids can participate in the coin dig, the chalk the walk and story time at the Morris Library.  The Morris Theatre will have a free viewing of Kung Fu Panda 3 at 2pm.   Don’t forget the scavenger hunt, Willie’s Brat Stand, Pick a Duck and a whole lot more!

    2. UMM Horticulture Night
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris will be having their 46 Annual Horticulture night on Thursday, July 28th from 5 to 9pm at the Horticulture Display Garden on Minnesota Trunk Highway 329 in Morris.

      Horticulture Night offers a wide variety of demonstrations, presentations and tours; most are offered twice throughout the event.  

      They are excited to have the following topics as part of our 2016 educational program:

      • Growing Great Garlic; with Carl Rosen
      • MN Hardy Mums with Neil Anderson
      • Attracting Backyard Birds with John Loegering
      • Shade Trees for West Central Minnesota with Peter Moe
      • Seed Saving with Theresa Podall
      • Outdoor Hardscapes with Duane Hastad
      • Hostas with Jodie Ramsey & Julie Schroer
      • Designing Container Gardens with Dennis Possin
      • Growing Pie Cherries & Dessert Plums with Thaddeus McCamant
      • Annual Flower Tour with Mary Meyer
      • Build a Strawberry Low Tunnel with Steve Poppe
      • The Meat We Eat with Ryan Cox
      • WCROC Farm Tour on a hayride to discover cutting edge agriculture, animal science, and renewable energy

      Lots of other activities throughout the evening.

      Horticulture Night is free and open to the public.

  5. Jul

    1. Waterama 2016 (all-day)
      Jul 29 – Jul 31

      Don’t miss out on great fun and excitement  at the 61st Annual Waterama in Glenwood! Enjoy events happening all weekend long, check out fun rides and games, great food and entertainment, and plenty of enjoyment for the kids. It’s all here at the 61st Annual Waterama on the shore of Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood!

  6. Jul

    1. Benefit for Steve Pederson Family
      7:30 am – 12:00 pm

      There will be a pancake breakfast benefit for the Steve Pederson Family Saturday, July 30, at the Kensington Community Center from 7:30 am – noon. Donations will be collected for Steve, JoAnn, AJ and Valencia Pederson in their fight against Steve’s esophageal cancer. There will be bake sale all morning and a live pie auction at 9:30 am. For those not able to attend, financial donations can be sent to: Steve Pederson Benefit, c/o Kensington Bank, 11 North Central Ave, Kensington, MN 56343. Come show your support for the Steve Pederson family!

  7. Aug

    1. Monson Truck Line Inc 65 Year Anniversary
      4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Monson Truck Line, Inc. 65th anniversary celebration will be held Friday, August 5, at the Paul and Marilyn Gillespie farm located at 5123 County Rd. 15 (2 ¼ miles north of Johnson).  Serving pork chops at 4 pm, live music – Rusted Revolver at 4 pm, and the Bellamy Brothers at 8:30 pm.  Bring your lawn chair.  There is parking at the farm, but there is free transportation from Spauldings Sports Bar in Chokio to the Gillespie farm throughout the night.

  8. Aug

    1. Stevens County Fair 2016 (all-day)
      Aug 9 – Aug 14

      If you’re planning to attend a county fair this year then MUST make it the  Stevens County Fair in Morris!  It’s the biggest fair in the area and it’s 6 days of Fun!!!  Free entertainment, the best carnival you’ll find and great grandstand events.  Free gate, free parking , free admission and free entertainment.  The Stevens County Fair the place to be in 2016. 

  9. Aug

    1. Rosholt Threshing Bee (all-day)
      Aug 20 – Aug 21

      Don’t miss the 28th Annual Rosholt Threshing Bee August 20th & 21st! They’ve got events going on both Saturday and Sunday that will keep you, your family, and your friends busy all day long! You’ll find food vendors open all day, demonstrations throughout the day such as Threshing, Gas Engines, and Saw and Shingle Mills, and the Barrel Train running all day, both days! We’ve also got the petting zoo all day Saturday, and souvenirs and more to take a look at in the Heritage Hall. On Saturday they have the Car Show, Craft Show, and Horse Games starting at 10 AM and running until the afternoon, and on Sunday there is the Craft show again, Music Entertainment, and more throughout the day! All of this is happening this Saturday and Sunday at the Rosholt Threshing Bee!

  10. Mar

    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