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3/4/2013 1:30:00 PM
March is Food Shelf Awareness Month Benefit Christian concert marks 20th year
Some of the musicians that will be performing on March 10 at the Catholic church in Kasson  are: above, Marette Jorgenson, Truman Sogge and Jeannie Wyttenback.
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Some of the musicians that will be performing on March 10 at the Catholic church in Kasson are: above, Marette Jorgenson, Truman Sogge and Jeannie Wyttenback.

• Silent Auction added to food shelf benefit concert on March 10, 2 p.m. at Catholic church in Kasson

Twenty years ago the Dodge County Food Shelf began a Christian music concert during March which is also Food Shelf Awareness Month. The first concert was held at the United Methodist Church in Kasson. Most of the talent has been local people. This all started out as the idea of Dave Koehler who has been the emcee since its beginning. The spring concert, now held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Kasson, along with the fall concert held at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Dodge Center, raise money for the Dodge County Food Shelf. Last year the food shelf served 520 households in Dodge County. The offerings taken at the concert last March amounted to $2646. That money, along with private donations, memorials and food drives from churches, schools and other private organizations help fill the grocery shelves at the Semcac food shelf. By donating money, food shelf director Audrey Erwin can buy bulk food and other canned goods at reduced prices. Food donations that are needed are canned vegetables (especially corn), canned meat (tuna, chicken, spam), fruit, juices, peanut butter, egg noodles, hamburger helpers and most anything that you enjoy eating, those who come to shop at the Food Shelf will also enjoy.

Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. many musicians will join together in an afternoon of Christian music to raise money to help feed our neighbors in Dodge County. Musicians that will be featured this year include Hometown Singers, Mountain Movers - Youth Worship Team of South Zumbro Lutheran Church, Holy Family Guitar Group, Levi Livingood, Teresa Scripture, Community Celebration Youth Worship Leaders, a combo made up of Jeannie Wyttenback, Truman Sogge, Marette Jorgenson and others. Closing the concert this year will be Scott Jasmin, worship leader at Cedar Creek Church in Hayfield. Scott is a songwriter, musician and will speak to your heart through his music. There will also be other musicians and singers filling out the concert schedule.

This year a new feature will be a Silent Auction. Plan to come early and browse the table for gift certificates and items donated by local businesses in Dodge County. During Intermission there will be one last time to up your bid before the auction closes when the second half of the concert begins. People will be able to pay for and claim their winning bids after the concert is over during a time of refreshment and fellowship. Reserve Sunday afternoon, March 10, to come to the Holy Family Catholic Church in Kasson and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music and encouraging words all to benefit the Dodge County Food Shelf.

Claremont Service

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