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University of Minnesota, Crookston Annual Women’s Holiday Social Raises Money
February 13, 2008

When: January 30, 2008

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 ( Stephanie Onken, communications assistant, 218-281-8446 (

CROOKSTON, Minn. (January 30, 2008) – The University of Minnesota, Crookston Annual Women’s Holiday Social raised over $2,000.00 for women’s scholarships at UMC. More than 60 women gathered to celebrate the season as well as connect with friends of the University, enjoy refreshments and holiday music in December.

During the social women had the chance to view and bid on several holiday baskets and beautiful artwork created and designed by University of Minnesota, Crookston women as well as comments from longtime Crookston resident and artist, Val Fitzgerald, who delivered a few remarks regarding “A Vision of Mil Sahlstrom’s Art”.

The holiday baskets were also in the running to win the “Best of Show” and “Chancellor’s Choice” awards. This years winners were UMC Retired Women taking “Best of Show” with their basket “Homemade for the Holidays,” and the Business Office winning “Chancellor’s Choice” with their basket “Breakfast in Bed”.

All proceeds from the silent auction will be contributed to the Women’s Project Fund to support awareness and the recognition of scholarly work and service throughout the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

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