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A Festive Season, Here on the MNbump – What to do!

Please keep watch (follow!) the MNbump Facebook page for a constant update of events, pictures, specials from our businesses and more!  Link: Check out some of the events around the area Including area Christmas Programs (in red!) December 17th – First English Church in Ortonville 9:00 a.m. Christmas Program December 17th – Living Hope Fellowship in Ortonville 10:00 a.m. with Potluck to Follow Christmas Program December 17th – Zion Lutheran Church in Ortonville 10:00 a.m. with Swedish Tea following Christmas Program December 17th – Abiding Faith Free Lutheran Church in Ortonville 7:00 p.m. with Treats & Refreshments Following Christmas Program December 21st – Lingonberry’s Winter Yuletide Open House 4 – 6 p.m. in Ortonville Link: December 24th – Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Graceville AND Trinity Lutheran Church of Johnson Have a joint Christmas Program 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Video – quick highlights from last year’s Santa Day in Beardsley, Graceville & Ortonville (along with a peek at an awesome shop near Beardsley!)

2016 Salt Lake Birding

Thank you to Edie for sharing this!  (If you’d like to see highlight’s from last year’s events: Birding 2015) Salt Lake Birding Weekend 2016 Saturday April 23 Sponsored by MOU and MRVAC If you’re dreaming about spring and finding migrating shorebirds or prairie wildflowers, why not join the 41st annual Salt Lake Birding Weekend? On Saturday April 23, 2016, volunteers will guide birders around Salt Lake, Big Stone Refuge, the lakes, wetlands and native prairies in Lac qui Parle, northern Yellow Medicine and southern Big Stone counties. This event is free and

MNbump Assets

Thanks to the help from the University of Minnesota’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and their Tourism Center we’ve been working on identifying a deeper understanding of our ttourism potential and ways to develop opportunities – and we have been busy identifying assets… Big Stone Lake, Big Stone Lake State Park, Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, hunting & fishing, bike trail, historic buildings, Arts, birding, shopping – and the list goes on. HOWEVER, while enjoying a delicious meal that was served at St. John’s Catholic Church today (a fundraiser for the the Ortonville Cemetery Association) and looking at all of the people already there (our Church gets out a little later than most and they were still serving!) enjoying the meal and visiting with each other — and thought “Wow.  The biggest asset that we have here in the MNbump area is our people!”  Life is Good here on the MNbump!