Truman Days now just a week away

TRUMAN – Truman Days all-city garage sale maps will be available on Saturday at Truman stores.

There are 55 sales this year, with most of them beginning noon July 24, running until 8 p.m.

Individual garage sale participants chose the times and days they wanted to have their sale. Most sales continue on July 25, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., and some continue July 26, from 7 a.m. until noon.

New this year is an antique and flea market along Ciro Street in downtown Truman, the same times as the garage sales. Two out-of-town antique shops will team up with the two Truman antique shops to showcase their items.

Inside the map and description flyers there will also be another flyer detailing all of the Truman Days activities that occur July 24-26. If you have questions about the sales or how you can get a map, please call Barb at (507) 776-7601 or Kathy at (507) 776-7091.

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More Truman Days T-shirts have been ordered. All remaining shirts are available for purchase at Profinium in Truman. There are youth sizes X-small through large and adult sizes small through 3X-large. The cost of the shirts is $10.

No more shirts will be ordered, so when they’re gone, they’re gone.

They also will be on sale at Graf Park next weekend. at Bingo on Friday night and at the waffle breakfast on Saturday morning at the Community Building.

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If you wish to make a donation for the purchase of picnic tables for the park area next to the Truman Caf, it can be dropped off in the blue box at Profinium.

All of the supplies have been purchased in Truman, and several businesses and individuals are teaming together to construct the tables. They will be a great addition to the park area.

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A reminder also to purchase a Truman Days sweepstakes ticket. They’re available to purchase at Truman stores and from individuals.

The grand prize is a $2,000 travel voucher for a dream vacation of your choice.

Other prizes include Truman bucks for $500 – three winners; $300 – one winner; $200 – one winner; $100 – four winners; and $20 – 20 winners.

Truman bucks can be redeemed at any Truman business, home-based business or at BoeKett Building Center in Truman and Fairmont.

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All kids are invited to the Truman Museum from 1:30-2:30 on Mondays now through Aug. 4 to learn and play games from yesteryear.

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A reminder that all four-wheelers and golf cars that will be used during Truman Days need to get a special permit for the weekend from City Hall. If you have questions about the permits, call City Hall at (507) 776-7951 during business hours.

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The third session of swimming lessons at the Truman pool will be July 21-29. If you would like to enroll your child in this session, or if you have questions about the lessons, call Kim Breamer at (507) 402-0830.

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Wacky Wednesday Summer Camp will have Christmas in July from 9 a.m. to noon July 30.

December seems to be too busy to relax and enjoy the holiday season, so let’s celebrate in July. You’ll decorate a Christmas tree with handmade ornaments, sing carols and make Christmas cookies.

Please bring a small gift to exchange. Girls bring a girl gift and boys a boy’s gift.

You must pre-register by July 23. Call Mindy at (507) 776-2111 or email her at cookm@truman.k12.mn.us

There is a fee for the camp session.

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The first Truman Days activity to take place next weekend is storytime for kids at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Truman Library. They also will make a cotton sheep craft. The event is free and open to all area children, preschool to grade six.

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The zoo mobile will be at the Truman Community Building at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The zoo is being brought to you through the Truman Library. The event is free.

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There will be a benefit for Vera Johnson on July 27 in Washburn, Wis. Details of the benefit can be found on the email site at teamvera@hotmail.com

Vera’s parents are Mychal and Rebecca Johnson, and her grandparents are Randy and Dawn Johnson. Mychal was a Truman graduate, and Randy and Dawn now live in Fairmont, but were both teachers at Truman Public School.

Vera was born at Mayo Clinic in Rochester with a congenital heart defect and underwent heart surgery at 4 days old. Since then, she has had several complications resulting in a serious and long recovery.

She has been at Mayo for more than three months recovering as doctors continue to sort out her medical needs. She is now at home with her parents.

Please consider helping this amazing little family with medical expenses as they have a long road ahead of them. If you’re unable to attend the benefit and wish to make a donation to Vera’s family, please send checks to: Profinium at 414 N. Fifth Ave. East, Truman, MN 56088, Profinium at 105 Lake Ave., Fairmont, MN 56031, or to Northern State Bank, P.O Box 877, Washburn, WI 54891, the hometown of Vera’s mom.