Community news 11-21

• Musical storyteller Jill Herringshaw will present a concert "Mary, Mother of All Joys" to benefit Channel One Food Shelf in Rochester. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Oasis Church.

Herringshaw’s presentation, which she has been performing for 16 years, uses words and songs to follow Mary’s journey as mother of Jesus.

Audience members are asked to bring nonperishable food items or funds to be donated to Channel One. Refreshments will be served.

For information, call the church at 289-8596 or communications coordinator Preston Hollister at 398-9909 or go to www.jillherringshaw. com, or

Oasis Church is at 1815 38th St. N.W.


• Family Service Rochester is again conducting its Time Trader service exchange this holiday season. The program provides free help with activities such as hanging Christmas lights, wrapping presents and taking family photos.

For more information call Family Service at 287-2010 or visit

• The first Out of the Darkness Walk in Rochester drew 152 walkers and raised $26,687, according to organizer Connie Engle. The walk, which was Sept. 27 at Silver Lake, supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and was conducted by the Survivors of Suicide Loss support group in Rochester.

To date, the Rochester walk has raised $27,692. Donations may be sent in through Dec. 31. For information on donating, contact Mandi Engle at (507) 358-2254 or Or go to or

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