Decorah high school students recently turned spare change into charity. The Decorah F-F-A and high school community club held a friendly competition among homerooms and had students donate spare change towards the Decorah community food pantry. Through the efforts, a record one thousand five hundred dollars was collected to give to the food pantry. F-F-A and community club representatives decided to go this route when they learned every dollar donated to the food pantry equals the buying power of up to ten dollars.
Decorah middle school mock trial students had a successful trip to Des Moines last week. The students returned with a sixth place trophy and three individual awards. Three teams of middle school students attended the competition after Decorah middle school finished in the top four positions at the regional mock trial competition held in early November in Dubuque.
The Decorah high school band will host its winter band concert tomorrow night. The event will begin at seven-30 at the high school auditorium.
The Madison Lutheran Church in rural Decorah will host its annual Community Christmas Concert this afternoon. The concert will begin at four p.m. featuring local talent and refreshments will be served. A free will donation will be accepted with the money being donated to local food pantries.
The Holiday Lights, Magical Lights Fundraiser is continuing at the Pulpit Rock Campground in Decorah. The display of holiday lights are free, but a free-will offering will be accepted to support Helping Services for Youth and Family. Ben Crouse-Gagney (GAHN-yay) is with helping services.
The event is open from five until nine p.m. every night from now until Christmas.
A Luther college English professor was recently honored for a literary prize. Amy Weldon was nominated by the Literary magazine “The Hopper” for a Puschart Prize for her story “The Serpent”.The Puscart Prize began in 1976 and is intended to honor the best of the many small presses and journals in the current literary landscape.