Time to put on those pajamasWho doesn’t love getting out of those formal work clothes and throwing on a cotton T-shirt, pair of slippers and cozy lounge shorts?
By: Regan Carstensen, The Republican Eagle
Who doesn’t love getting out of those formal work clothes and throwing on a cotton T-shirt, pair of slippers and cozy lounge shorts?
Bedtime apparel is usually worn around the house, but Red Wing Downtown Main Street is inviting people to get comfortable outside of their homes by donning those digs in public.
The annual Pajama Party held throughout historic downtown will be 5 to 9 p.m. Friday June 22 and have tons to offer for women of all ages. The “ladies’ night out” event will entertain party-goers by providing shopping promotions, dining specials, prize giveaways and a variety of vendors all in one convenient location.
Of course, to get in on the goods participants are asked to embrace the theme of the night and put on some pajamas before hitting the streets of downtown Red Wing for a fun-filled evening.
Unlike past years when the pajama party was the last Friday of the month, the 2012 event is moved up a week to avoid conflicting with a long Fourth of July weekend. The date change, however, won’t keep the event from getting bigger and better, as it has with each passing year, Pajama Party Committee members said.
• Steve Matthees, a Goodhue dairy farmer, has been re-elected to serve on Dairy Farmers of America Inc.’s Board of Directors, representing the cooperative’s central area.
Matthees, who milks 240 cows and farms 800 acres of corn, alfalfa hay and soybeans with his son, will serve a two-year term.
• Modern Woodmen of America representative Christina Curtis has completed a five-day financial advisers program in Rock Island, Ill.
The program focused on comprehensive financial services for families and small businesses, as well as the products and processes to incorporate mutual funds when evaluating financial needs. Attendees also learned how to study the impact of Social Security benefits and inflation on a client’s financial plan.
• The CapX2020 transmission line stretching through Hampton, Minn., Rochester and La Crosse, Wis., has been approved by both Minnesota and Wisconsin regulators.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the project’s route permit application on April 12 and the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin approved the project’s certificate of public convenience and necessity on May 10.
Next, the Rural Utilities Service is expected to issue a federal Environmental Impact Statement in July that covers the entire project. Construction is planned for early 2013 in Minnesota and late 2013 in Wisconsin.