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Cottonwood News: Tour, open house is Thursday at ‘Sister Alfreda’s Attic Museum’


Approximately 150 people attended the Saturday, Oct. 21, Brats and Brew Fest, held at the Cottonwood Community Hall as a fund-raiser for the Prairie Community Library. The event included dinner, a live and silent auction, and live music by the Coffey Twins, seen here (left), Duane and Blane; (right) Among those attending the evening was Karen Gehring.

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Approximately 150 people attended the Saturday, Oct. 21, Brats and Brew Fest, held at the Cottonwood Community Hall as a fund-raiser for the Prairie Community Library. The event included dinner, a live and silent auction, and live music by the Coffey Twins, seen here (left), Duane and Blane; (right) Among those attending the evening was Karen Gehring.



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Donna Wassmuth Cottonwood 962-3561 dawnstar1018@gmail.om

— Hunting season has started and we have had frost for several mornings lately. Time to squeeze apples, dig spuds and get everything out of the garden. Don’t forget to dig up the bulbs that can’t stay in the ground over winter like the gladiolas and dahlias. Time to think about snow tires, too. If you work hard enough in the summer, you are glad to see winter coming. I must not have worked hard enough. Sigh.

On Oct. 26, 2 and 7 p.m., there will be an open house: Tour the new exhibit featuring a replica of Sister Alfreda’s Attic Museum. Sr. Mary Alfreda Elsensohn started what is now the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude in the attic of St. Gertrude’s Academy in 1931. During the next nearly 60 years, she earned the distinction of being one of Idaho’s outstanding historians and a pioneer in museum collecting. A new exhibit at the Historical Museum features a replica of Sister Alfreda’s attic. Come take a tour and learn how a museum evolves to better tell the stories represented by the artifacts.

Just another reminder of three fund-raisers coming up. Denim & Diamonds for the 20th anniversary of Summit Academy’s Mystery Night this year. The date is Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Greencreek Community Hall. The next day is the Assumption Parish Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Then you can eat out again at the CHAIR-ITY fund-raiser for Sister Mary’s children on Nov. 10, at the Greencreek Community Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. Hey, that sounds good to me, easy cooking!

Shelli Schumacher has turned in her resignation as mayor of Cottonwood to the City Council at their October meeting. She will be missed around town as she was always very involved with everything the council did. Best of luck in the future, Shelli.

The Mass schedule for the feast of All Saints Day on Nov. 1st is 7 a.m.,-St. Mary’s; noon -Assumption; 7 p.m.-St. Anthony’s. Prairie Faith Formation will have an All Saint’s party on Nov. 1 from 3 to 5 p.m., at the CEC building. All children and families are welcome. Dress as a saint!

The Grief Share class is taking place every Wednesday evening at the CEC building from 6-8 p.m. Anyone who has lost a loved one is welcome to come and learn how to handle your grief. Find out that you are not the only one on this journey. Others have traveled this road and you will come out on the other side just like they did.

Keep Christ in Christmas by buying Christmas cards from the Knights of Columbus members: Joe Didier 208-507-1791; Norm Sonnen 208-962-3424: Greg Nau 208-507-0175. Cards will also be available in the back of all the churches.



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