Community News Corporation | Byron, MN

Latest Dodge Center, MN, weather
weather sponsored by


Advanced Search

News
Obituaries
Sports
Opinion
Legals
Classifieds
Schools
Agriculture
Church/Faith
Entertainment
BULLETIN BOARD
Government
• Schools
• Government
• County
• Cities/Towns
Environment
Arts/Music/Theater
Health/Food
Christmas Shopping Guide
Home/Garden
Feedback
Community Links
Contact Us






home : government : county July 24, 2014

9/3/2013 11:11:00 AM
Mantorville City Council Girl Scouts visit Council
Paint the Town Orange Promote Kindness First week in October
"... Instead of focusing on the negative aspect of bullying, we as Girl Scouts would like to focus on spreading Kindness throughout our community in the hopes of putting an end to bullying.

...We are asking for your help in making this happen. We have made orange t-shirts to sell within the community so we can "Paint the Town Orange" and spread the thought of kindness throughout the community (orange is the anti-bullying color).

... In addition, we would also ask that during the first week of October, you promote kindness through your business as well. Some ideas would be to decorate your storefront with orange, print customer handouts on orange paper, give patrons who wear their orange t-shirt a discount or just pay each person you see walk through your door with an extra compliment to lift their spirits. It is our hope that we can put an end to bullying at all ages and walks of life."

For more information, or to purchase a t-shirt, contact eighth grade Cadette Troop leader Chris Lannin, 507-993-0380. Or go to www.communityagainstbullying.org


Dressed in bright orange T-shirts, five Girl Scouts and their troop leaders visited the Mantorville city council meeting Aug 26, 2013. The girls are part of a larger group seeking to "Paint the Town (Kasson and Mantorville) Orange," to encourage residents to participate in a kindness campaign the first week in October.

The scouts at the meeting were Abby Smith, Savannah Wiener, Danielle Kremer, Rachel Tuma, and Nicki Drew. Their troop leaders, Ann Tuma and Wendy Smith and the girls are from the fifth grade Junior Girl Scout Troop.

The troops participating in the project will be tying orange ribbons on trees in the two towns - the color that symbolizes anti-bullying - as one of the many activities associated with the campaign. They will also be selling orange T-shirts at Marigold Days and at other places.

The troops have been working with the Community Against Bullying Organization from Austin. The crusade hopes spreading kindness will help end bullying.

The council members approved the request to place the ribbons.

In other business, the council approved:

• The bid from Swenke Contracting to replace the riprap downriver from the dam.

• Extending the Mantorville Saloon's liquor license for the annual firefighters' dance.

• Closing part of Fifth Street East in front of the fire hall for the dance.

The council also discussed insurance coverage for the Marigold Days celebration, which is paid for by the Mantorville Restoration Association, the private non-profit entity that sponsors the festival.

• The offsite gambling permit for bingo during Marigold Days.

• The resignation of Charles Larsen as a firefighter.

Andrew Fischer of Kasson was hired as the new Public Works Supervisor and began work Aug 19.

The council meets again at 6:30 p.m. Sept 9 at city hall.




Claremont Service




Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   







Field Crest
Safeway Agency
Scanlon, Nietz, Murch
Dodge Center Chiropractic
ExtrasLife
Community News Corp • Byron Review, 507.775.6180, byronreview@frontiernet.net
Star Herald, 507.374.6531, dcstar@kmtel.com

Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved


(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-46608719-1', 'communitynewscorp.com'); ga('send', 'pageview');