Like doctor house calls, the Welcome Wagon is from a bygone era. But a local committee has come up with something in its place: “Welcoming Windom.”
You could say the event, set for Saturday, Sept. 18, is an all-inclusive Welcome Wagon get-together.
So, what does a “Welcoming Windom” event look like?
The event is a come-and-go-as-you-please celebration that runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 18. The city is blocking off Fourth Avenue, between Eighth and Ninth streets, where a variety of local businesses, churches and organizations will have booths set up along the avenue.
“There is a lot of opportunity to get information out to new community members on volunteerism and the community in general,” explains Drew Hage, Windom Economic Development director, who is a part of the Community Integration Committee that is organizing the event.
Food vendors, including Plaza Jalisco, which is partnering in this endeavor, will offer their best treats; there will be free activities and crafts for youth; and the CIC has received grants to bring in the mariachi band, Mariachi Mi Tierra MN, to play from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Cottonwood County Historical Society is also a partner in the event and will be open during the celebration, with a sneak peak of the “Stitched by Hand: Cottonwood County Quilts” exhibit.
For more on this story, see the article in the Sept. 8 issue of the Cottonwood County Citizen on newsstands now.
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