Froslee leads project to bring new life to catholic church

By Chad Koenen


St. Edward’s Church got a bit of a makeover recently thanks to the efforts of Nora Froslee and a number of community members.

Froslee, who attends the Henning church, is also a member of the American Heritage Girls group. 

Earlier this year, Doreen Oseien approached Froslee at B&D Foods about the idea of giving the outside of the church a bit of a makeover. Since Froslee was in need of a community service project, she began developing a plan to replace everything from the landscaping fabric, pea gravel and stepping stones to connect the two sidewalks.

“This would be a good (project) to do and help my church out,” said the daughter of Mick and Elizabeth Froslee. 

In the back of the church near the kitchen doors, the group also added two flower arrangements as part of her project.

The group began the manual part of Froslee’s project Memorial Day week and got the flowers planted by the end of the week. 

In addition to members of her family, Froslee received assistance from a number of members of St. Edward’s Catholic Church and the greater Henning community. 

This Friday will be the first of four Rock-Roll and Stroll Car Show events scheduled for the third Friday of each month, beginning June 17 from 4-8 p.m. The Landmark Center will open the Station building with popcorn, refreshments, and music. Come downtown on Friday and check out the classic cars. 

Landmark Station will also be a location in the Citywide garage Sale for Saturday June 18, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Station Building. Donations are being accepted if you have anything to add to the sale. Please call 548-5760.

The Jolly Pops will perform at the Landmark Patio area on Wednesday, June 29 from 7-8 p.m. The Jolly Pops combine upbeat, original music with a host of children’s standards for a family concert to please kids and adults alike. The Happy Dads and their puppet friends sing about alligator dancing, popsicles, trains, pet dinosaurs and everything in between. 

This free performance is sponsored by the Viking Library System. All are welcomed.

The Beverage and a Book readers group will meet on July 5 from 2-4 p.m. to discuss “Orphans Tale.” Copies of this book are available at the Landmark Center for those wishing to join the discussion.

Church and community members helped to enhance the landscaping at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Henning recently. As part of the project, volunteers planted new plants and replaced the bedding. 

Director of the Otter Tail County Historical Society, Chris Schuelke, will host a Historic Henning Walking Tour on Thursday, July 7, beginning at 7 p.m. in front of the Landmark Center. Registration fee will go towards OTC Historical programming.

Our Summer Reading Series begins the following Wednesday, July 6 from 7-8 p.m., with readings from a local author and activities for youth. Local Author Stephanie Jorgenson will read from two of her books on July 6 and July 27. Guest readers for July 13 and 20 will include Lisa Dreyer and Melissa Sparks.

The Art of the Lakes Studio Tour 2022 offers over 20 studio locations available from July 15-17. The Landmark Center will be one of the locations on the tour with five artists on site to offer their artwork. This year, artists include Becky Albright GYOTAKU fish rubbings, Marit Salveson ceramics and leather journals, Mary Smith Basket Weaving, Paul Sparks hand-carved wood fish decoys and Elyse Olson tapestries. Please stop at the Landmark Center for a guide to all studio locations.

Copies of 2022 Landmark Center and Henning activities schedule are also available. 

The Landmark Center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or anytime by appointment. 

Please call 548-5760 for additional information.