Spring and Summer #RedwoodArea Events on the Horizon!

Have you heard the saying, “No Winter lasts forever; no Spring skips it’s turn”?   I’m sure with this last #SWMNWinter storm many of you have possibly given up on Spring, as it does seem like Winter just won’t go away around the Redwood Area, but many signs point to the contrary.   Planning and excitement has begun for a number of our favorite Spring and Summer, and even Fall, events and activities.

The Redwood Area Chamber Ag Committee is back in session and preparing for its upcoming events such as our 5th Grade Ag Day on May 16, now operating under a new brand, Farm Camp.  Nearly 300 area students will benefit from this fantastic day that emphasizes ag education and innovation.  We will be presenting some area HS Seniors with Ag Scholarships again this year, in partnership with the Agriculture Future of America organization.  Last year, we awarded $4500 in scholarships to Seniors who will be pursuing post-secondary education in Agriculture, and this year in 2019, our total scholarship award dollars will be close to $7000!  These scholarship are funded by our annual golf tournaments in July, so if you’d like to support these initiatives by bringing your ‘best’ 4-person golf team and/or sponsoring a golf hole, watch for more information on our website about these fun tournaments.

School is already in 4th quarter and our Cardinal Careers Collaboration efforts are going well.  Our first annual Cardinal Careers Expo was a success, bringing students, parents, and businesses together in a new, fun, and educational format.  Many job shadows will also be taking place soon in the community with students exploring future occupations and industries.

And yes, the summer travel season IS right around the corner (really, I’m serious) so we’ve been busy creating our 2019 Redwood Area Visitor & Resource Guide.   It’s hot off the press, and we distribute nearly 10,000 copies of these guides all over Minnesota, including in the neighboring 4 states.   In fact, we mail guides all over the country as requests come in from our well-resourced website and through the Explore MN website.  We’ll even mail one to your relatives coming for a visit – just let us know.  Planning your own trip this summer?  We have visitor’s guides from other communities and areas here at the Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism office, in downtown Redwood Falls.

If you’d like to know how you can get involved in any of these activities, upcoming events, or initiatives contact Anne at Redwood Area Chamber & Tourism at 507-637-2828 or contact us through our website at redwoodfalls.org .  We’ll look forward to visiting with you about all the great things to look forward to in the Redwood Area!