Lunch Ladies in Movie

An award-winning documentary by Brooklyn filmmaker Paul La Blanc, called “Millions (A Lottery Story),” tracks six lottery winners to see how instant wealth affected their daily lives. Two of the lottery winners are from New York , lost all their money. His example of the opposite end of spending are some of our 16 Holdingford Lunch Ladies. Who won the Powerball in 2003. The article says "Though the money has made the lives of these rural women more comfortable, it’s clear that what brings them satisfaction is their families and their routines". Read the whole story here.
The documentary won the “Best Brooklyn Filmmaker”, it has been an official selection at more than 30 international film festivals and has been picked up for limited distribution in theaters for later this year.


Surreys on Lake Wobegon Trail

Holdingford Helping Hands has a neat new service for folks. They have purchased three, four wheel Surrey bicycles. Two standard SURREYS that are designed for three adults and two small children and one SURREY LIMOUSINE designed for six adults and two small children. The public can rent these out at $10 and hour for the standard surrey and $15 an hour for the Limo. They will be available Friday and Sunday, noon to 8:00p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Seniors (60) in the area who are registered with Helping Hands, will be able to use the surreys free of charge on Mondays and Wednesdays. Reservations must be made a week in advance, and if requested, Helping Hands will provide a volunteer to pedal the surrey. To reserve a surrey call Helping Hands 746-9960.


36th annual Holdingford Men’s Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament

The 36th annual Holdingford Men’s Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament will be held July 13-15 the weekend of Holdingford Daze. It will be a good time, get your team signed up NOW!
Entry fee for the 16-team tournament is $100, with trophies and cash for first, second, third and consolation champion.

For more information, contact Cyril Ebnet.



A Grocery Store in Holdingford

Would you like to see a grocery store again in Holdingford ? The Economic Development Committee from 'HIP' is taking a marketing survey to see if there would be support for a grocery store in Holdingford. Please, pick one up at the businesses in town or city hall or go to the link print it out and return it to Holdingford City Hall by Tuesday morning June 12., 2007 SURVEY LINK


Caramel Roll Ride Announcement !

Hey folks it's geting close but if you have not registered yet for the Caramel Roll ride coming up Saturday the 9th, I just found out the Lake Wobegon Trail Association and Minnesota Trails.com have offered to give a donation of $15 for every registrant for the Caramel Roll ride that writes "covered bridge" on their registration form. The money going to the Holdingford Lions for the covered bridge project. You can can register on line at lakewobegontrails.com


Lake Wobegon Trail and Soo Line Recreational Trail Connection

The Morrison County web site posted on 5/31/ that the Soo Line Recreational Trail ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday June 5 at 8:30 am at the Bowlus Pavillion. The St. Cloud Times 6/3 says the ceremony is at 10:00 a. m. on Tuesday. I'd come early and enjoy the open house of the Bowlus Community Center.
At any rate now one can ride from Holdingford on the Lake Wobegon Trail north endure the name change and continue on the Soo Recreational Trail to the Mississippi River. Cool. Happy riding


Lake Wobegon Trail

I have noticed the Lake Wobegon Trail is being well used. This morning I went down to get the mail there was a group of about 20 bikers getting ready for a ride.
Organized events coming up you might want to check out are the
Saturday, June 9 Carmel Roll
Sunday July 8 The 27th Annual Tour of Saints
Saturday July 14 The 5th Annual Lake Wobegon Trail Bike Ride
Also check out this article about the Albany to Holdingford Trail at Minnesota Trails