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The annual Hastings Halloween Party is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25, at Hastings High School in the commons. Wear your best costume for this family friendly event. There will be food, games, prizes and candy for all. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the party will close at 8 p.m. Admission is a non-perishable food item for Hastings Family Service or a cash donation to the Youth First Planning Council scholarship fund.
A benefit for Sharon Kimball of Hastings, a long-time volunteer with the Project Share Auction team, will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, at the American Legion clubrooms, 50 Sibley St., to help pay medical and other bills. There will be a spaghetti dinner and auction. Kimball had major surgery Sept. 24, and while the outcome was positive, she will not be able to work for two to three months. She has no insurance.
The Regina Medical Center Auxiliary’s annual fall bazaar will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov.
The Hastings Single Moms Group is sponsoring “A Night of Honor” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the United Methodist Church, 615 W. 15th St. The guest speaker Lois Brett is a minister, author and a conference speaker. She brings hope and practical parenting skills to single mothers across the country. The catered dinner is free for all single moms. Childcare is provided for newborns to age 12. Make reservations at: https://hastingsumc.ccbchurch.com/w_form_response.php?form_id=130 . More information is available by call 651-437-4398.
There are quite a few hunting weekends around the corner, so if you happen to be left indoors and unarmed over the weekend of Nov. 9 and 10, what can you do? There’s a new event in Hastings that might just pique your interest. Stop by the Hastings Harvest 2-Day Craft Fair inside the parish hall at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and start your holiday shopping. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hastings volunteers Dale Franzen and Gary Stevens of St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455 serviced furnaces for the needy as part of the 28th Annual Heat’s On Program on Sept. 28. The free service safeguards residents while reducing fuel cost with parts and vehicles supplied by area contractors Schadegg Mechanical and Climate Makers. Heat’s On helps low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners but it also raises public awareness to have your furnace serviced regularly.
HHS senior Abbey Gullicks has been selected by Bob Majeski as the Hastings Rotary Student of the Month for October. Gullicks was recognized at the Hastings Rotary Club breakfast meeting on Oct. 10 at the Green Mill. HHS principal Mike Johnson said: “I have had the chance to work with Abbey as a class officer and she was outstanding! Abby has a strong work ethic and is active in and out of school.
Victoria Lillie of Hastings was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Jr. Teen Minneapolis/St. Paul pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, Oct. 20. Victoria learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Mr and Mrs. Bart Samuelson of Hastings announce the engagement of their son, Zachary Scott Samuelson, to Carlene Rose Johnson, the daughter of Kathie and DeWaine Johnson of South St. Paul. Zachary is a 2004 graduate of Hastings High School and graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville in 2008. Zachary is working at US Bank in Minneapolis as a project analyst. Carlene is a 2004 graduate of South St. Paul High School and graduated from Minnesota State University-Mankato in 2008. She received her MBA from Concordia University in St. Paul.
Mugs and Muffins meets from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at UnitedMethodist Church, 15th and Maple streets. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The featured speaker is breast cancer survivor Amy Tix, talking about caregivers and presenting Voices of Hope, a locally produced and nationally recognized DVD designed to reach out to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.