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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Mar 29, 2008

Supporters turned out in droves Friday night for the second annual Wholly Grape & Ale event for the Avera Holy Family Foundation. This year’s event at the Estherville Golf Course had a luau theme.

This year’s attendance broke last year’s too. To top it off, everyone had a great time.

The unique thing about Emmet County and the surrounding area is that people enjoy getting out to support great causes. And what could be better than supporting our local hospital that offers some of the best medical services in the region. From the eICU to the newly remodeled clinic to upcoming improvements in the radiology department, Avera Holy Family Health has proven time and time again that it is willing to invest in the health and well-being of Estherville.

Big thanks go to all the area merchants who donated for the raffle drawing. It made a great event fantastic.

If that isn’t enough, folks should be turning out in big numbers for the first-ever Friends of the Emmet County Nature Center banquet. Proceeds will go to helping pay for the new Nature Center at Wolden Park.

To say that donors have been generous would be an incredible understatement. Let’s just say that the outpouring of support through donations for raffles and auctions at tonight’s fundraiser has been tremendous and they are immensely appreciated.

We should also applaud the immense efforts on behalf of the Emmet County Nature Center Foundation members and donors who helped make the Nature Center a reality. Thanks to them, Emmet County can now proudly say that it has one of the most beautiful county nature centers in one of the most beautiful spots in the region.

We are very lucky to have people who know how to pitch together to get things done.

And because of that, ours is a very special place.