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Productive Alternatives marks 50th; honors Perham Tesoro as 'Employer of the Year'

Productive Alternatives celebrated its 50th Anniversary Celebration Saturday evening with a gala at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria.

A delicious dinner, classical guitar music by Jonathan Moeller, a silent auction with Twins, Timberwolves, Vikings, Wilds items, jewelry, collector coins and Tastefully Simple items, and a recognition program were held throughout the evening.

Perham PA honored Perham Tesoro as Employer of the Year. Consumers have worked with Dick and Judd Palubicki for over 16 years.

Dick and Judd have treated Productive Alternatives consumers with the same consideration as their regular employees.

Productive Alternatives would like to congratulate and thank Tesoro and everyone who attended the gala or has supported them in any way.

Productive Alternatives looks ahead to another 50 years of providing quality services to persons with disabilities in central and west central Minnesota and North Dakota. The Productive Alternatives office is located at 802 Jenny Ave. in Perham and also houses the Thrifty Alternatives store.

For more information on the non-profit agency, call 218-998-5630 or visit the website at