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If you’re looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit, The Slew Foot Family Band will perform its Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Perham Center for the Arts. Prior to the show, kids can decorate cookies starting at 1 p.m. Freewill donations will be accepted. This isn’t the first time Duane and Karen Becker and their eight kids have played in Perham. They were at Turtle Fest this summer and have played at Perham living several times.
Pam's Wilson's family has owned the Comet theater since 1972, and she remembers going to the free Christmas matinees even before her family owned it. "I remember the free matinees since day one; we went when I was a kid, and when we bought the theater we kept the tradition up." She says the family maintained the tradition not only because it's good business but also because it's good for the community.
On Wednesday November 8, St. Paul's Lutheran School presented the Baby Bin with a check of $258. The Baby Bin is a place for moms and dads who are a part of the WIC (Women Infant and Children) program of Otter Tail County to receive clothing and diapers for their children. The parents can meet at Crosspoint Alliance church in Perham on the first Tuesday of every month.
Perham's streets will sparkle with twinkling lights on Nov. 24 when the Perham Lions Club 17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights gets underway at 5:30 p.m. Perham Lion Linda Norby says this is such a popular event because it's a long running tradition and a great way to kick off the holiday season in Perham. "It's that time of year, it's Thanksgiving. It's when everyone comes together and it gets people in the Christmas spirit," she said.
If you had asked Eve Honer a year ago what she planned to do after high school graduation, you probably would have received a typical high schooler response. What she’s doing now, however, is anything from typical and far from what she ever imagined herself doing.
Perham’s streets will sparkle with twinkling lights tonight when the Perham Lions Club 17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights gets underway at 5:30 p.m. Perham Lion Linda Norby says this is such a popular event because it’s a long running tradition and a great way to kick off the holiday season in Perham. “It’s that time of year, it’s Thanksgiving. It’s when everyone comes together and it gets people in the Christmas spirit,” she said.
If you've been in the Perham high school and noticed the painted ceiling tiles, then you know they truly are works of art. Those pieces of art are up for auction with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Heart of the Lakes Elementary School art program. Carmen Kruzel, mother of Perham High School Senior, Erika Kruzel, who had the idea to auction the tiles as part of her senior project to raise money for the elementary art program, said there are currently 29 tiles on display at Whisk from Scratch that people can bid on or just buy outright.
Area youth and adults were recognized for their service and achievements at the annual East Otter Tail County 4-H Recognition and Awards Program on Sunday, October 29, at the New York Mills Extension Office.
Winter weather is here, which means it's time slow down on the roads, don't forget regular maintenance on your car, and make sure you have supplies in your car in case of an emergency. While winter driving can be challenging, preventing crashes comes down to driver behavior, according to Jane Neubauer, Otter Tail County Safe Communities Coalition Coordinator.
We all face hurdles and challenges in life, and no one is meant to take those challenges on alone. Esther Manz, founder of the nonprofit weight loss group TOPS recognized that back in 1948, and it motivated her to start the group. Pregnant with her fifth child, Manz observed in her group sessions meant to prepare women for childbirth, the power of mutual support in helping the women stay within their doctors guidelines for weight.