Local BriefsOn Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the public is invited to visit the Goodhue County Justice Center for Law Day 2009. Established by President Eisenhower in 1958, Law Day celebrates the rule of law in the United States.
Law Day planned
On Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the public is invited to visit the Goodhue County Justice Center for Law Day 2009.
Established by President Eisenhower in 1958, Law Day celebrates the rule of law in the United States.
For the last three years, the First District Bar Association has donated money for the local celebration.
The day will include court information tables, cookies and a trivia contest. This year’s contest features Abraham Lincoln because 2009 marks the bicentennial of the 16th president’s birth. Lincoln was the first U.S. president born outside the original 13 colonies; he was born in a log cabin in Kentucky. All who take the quiz will be entered to win one of 10 Law Day calculators.
Women in county history will be topic for program
Church Women United will celebrate May Friendship Day at 11:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church of Red Wing. “Building on Our Stories: Sharing Who We Area, Building on the Work of the Past,” is theme for the day.
Cheryl Finnegan of Pine Island, a writer, historian and former educator at the Goodhue County and Olmsted County historical societies, will present a program in women who have made a difference in Goodhue County history.
Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.; cost is $6. Tickets are available from any participating church.
Middle School presents concerts
The Twin Bluff Middle School Music Department will present two nights of band music in May. On May 4, the seventh- and eighth-grade bands will perform. On May 5, the sixth-grade band will perform. This will mark their second public performance.
Both concerts take place at 7 p.m. in Hovda Hall at Red Wing High School. The concerts will showcase the talents of these young musicians and the excellent progress they have made this year, directors said.
reenactors join encampments
The Third Minnesota, a living history group from Goodhue County, will participate in a muster May 2 and 3 at the old recruitment station in Wasioja, a village in Dodge County. Wasioja is the only recruiting station from the Civil War that still exists in Minnesota.
Among Cannon Falls participants participating will be Corp. Bryce Petersen, who will be corporal of the guard, and surgeon Jim Hjermstad, who will give an 1861 style medical demonstration Sunday afternoon.
The reenactors will encamp for the weekend as the Third Minnesota Regiment Volunteer Infantry, Company C.
The public can watch the camp setup from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, and visit the camp from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday or 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information will be available for people interested in joining.