Holdingford City Center,musical adaptation of "A Christmas Carol."

7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Holdingford City Center, Main Street, Holdingford. Magical, musical adaptation of the Christmas classic "A Christmas Carol." Presented by Illuminae Theatre, a Holdingford area community theatre. Cost: $10. Tickets available at Headley Hardware, Holdingford, and at the door.


Holdingford Holiday Events

Holdingford Holiday Events

Come home for the holidays!

2010 Holdingford Area Holiday Home Tour

The 2010 Holiday Home Tour will be held Saturday, December 4th from 1-5 PM and
Sunday, December 5th from 1-4 PM.    The following families will be welcoming guests into their homes which they have decorated for Christmas:
                  Dale & Kathy Bruns, Arlie & Marcy Lawrenz, Lee & Dana Paulzine, and
                  Idella Schneider-Two Rivers Guest House.   
As a special bonus tour (open to all--no ticket required), view the newly constructed
Community Country Church across from the Holdingford school and the St. Mary’s Parish House.

Those participating will enjoy refreshments at the Lake Wobegon Coffee Shop located on Main Street.  Also, ten local businesses have partnered with the Holdingford Area Historical Society (HAHS) and are offering holiday coupons for each ticket purchased. 
All proceeds go to the Historical Society and the future history museum.

Tickets may be purchased for $10 in advance or $12 on tour days at Holdingford Corner Pizza & Antiques, Holdingford Gas & Grocery, Headley Hardware Hank, Albany Country Floral & Gifts, and Paul & Kathy’s Grocery in Upsala.

Tree Lighting Ceremony
All are invited to attend!

The Holdingford Garden Club, “Pedals to Petals” will host the annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 3, 2010. The ceremony will start at 6:30 PM in the Triangle Garden located at the intersection of River and Main Street.  Mayor Ernie Schmit will preside over the event, accompanied by local carolers as they ring in the new holiday season.
Free hot chocolate and cider will be served.

Annual Santa Breakfast
For All Ages!

A pancake and sausage breakfast with Santa Claus will be held on Sunday, December 5th,
from 9AM-12:30PM at the Holdingford City Center on Main Street.
Sponsored by the Holdingford Women of Today


Holdingford Election Results 11--2-10

For two Council seats

Rick Solinger   92
Lloyd Rausch 131
Louie Walz      57
Mike Odden  154

Holdingford Fall School Play


St. Hedwig’s Church of Holdingford is Celebrating 100 Years !

St. Hedwig’s Church  of Holdingford is Celebrating 100 Years ! on September 12, 2010

below is the schedule for the day.
9:00-10:30 AM
FREE Shuttle from Holdingford High
School Parking Lot (every 15 minutes)
10:00 AM
Rendition of Hymns of the Past 100 Years
& Performed by Church Choir
10:30 AM
Celebration Mass with Bishop Kinney
Past & Present Parish Priests Co-Celebrate
12:00-2:30 PM
Chicken & Ham Dinner (Free Will Offering)
Proceeds Will be Donated to;
The Five Parish Youth Group, Helping Hands
Outreach, Holdingford Area Historical Society,
Holdingford Food Shelf and Homa Bay
(St. Hedwig’s Sister Parish)

12:00-6:00 PM (Shuttle Continues)
Live Music, Silent Auction, Bingo, Guided
and Self-Guided Church Tours, Children’s
Rides &  Games
Country Store, Memorabilia, Garden
Harvest, Crafts & Quilts
Polish Specialty Foods, Beer, Popcorn,
Cotton Candy, Drinks, Hamburger &
Polish Sausage
Historical Church Artifacts and Images on
Display in the Religious Education Center

Their limited edition Centennial Book (Harvesting a Heritage of Charity)The book has the history of the church, Interesting articles on certain functions within the church, Family memories (especially showcasing families that were here when the original church was built), biographies of past priests, lots of photos and of course it finishes out with a section of favorite recipes. It costs $18.95 and is available at Helping Hands, Headley Hardware and also can be ordered  at  320-746-2426.


Cross Country Cyclist Discovers Lake Wobegon Trail

I went to a meeting for the fall Family Picnic on August 29th tonight.  There was a interesting bicyclist by the name  Randy Modesitt, who was looking to have a restful evening as storms had come through the area today.
 He had not been aware of the trail here, until he met some other bikers and they told him about it.  He was very impressed with the beauty and uniqueness of it.
  He is on a cross country bicycling trip from Portland Oregon to Parkersburg, West Virginia.  Where hie is a 5 th grade teacher.
He had many interesting stories about his travels. If you are interested in his adventure, he is blogging about his trip here.


Holdingford Street Dance "Rambling Roads"

Rambling Roads

Street dance featuring music by Rambling Roads

Main Street, July 10th 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Cover charge $2 (21 and up) and $1 (under 21)


Holdingford Daze 2nd Annual Car Show

Holdingford Daze 2nd Annual Car Show on July 9th. Show time is from 4-8:30pm with line up starting at 2pm. There will be 15 classes with 3 places in each class plus a best of show and a best under the hood. Entertainment will be by DJ Unlimited playing all the gold ole songs. No heavy metal or rap, just the good ones!!!!! $5 registration per vehicle and dash plaques for the first 125 to register. Go to holdingfordmn.us then click on Holdingford Daze then the car show to view and flyer and print a registration form or call 320-746-3194 to register.


Holdingford Daze July 9-10 th

Be sure to come and enjoy the fun at Holdingford Daze July 9-10 th Want to see what's going to happen ? Check The Holdingford Site

Don't forget the Petals to Pedals BBQ Chicken Dinner, new this year !
Help support the volunteers who work so hard on the City gardens !

Quarter Chicken - Choice of White or Dark Meat
Smothered in BBQ Sauce
Potato Salad
Cole Slaw
Dinner Roll & Butter
Watermelon Wedge
Lemonade & Coffee
$7.50 per plate


Do You Have A Century Farm ?

In June Stearns History Museum, with the assistance of the Stearns County Parks Department and the Stearns County Highway Department, erects Century Farm markers. Century Farm status has been awarded to over 366 Stearns County farms since 1978. If your farm has been continuously owned by your family, was settled by 1905, and contains at least 50 acres, you are a likely candidate for Century Farm recognition. To designate your farm a Century Farm call John Decker at (302) 253-8424 or toll-free at 866-253-8424. more information


Community Theatre Starting Feb 26 th

It's that time of year again for a fabulus Resurrected Artist Production. I understand the Saturday nite performances are sold out already ! So Fridays  & the final Matinee are available.