Saturday, June 6, 2015

You're invited! Our annual asado is Saturday, June 20, 1:00 pm. See you there!

Please join us on Saturday, June 20, for our annual asado (Uruguayan BBQ) in beautiful Montevideo, Minnesota, starting at 1:00 PM.  Please bring along eating utensils and a dish to pass. A free will donation will be taken to defray the cost of the special grass fed beef.

The asado is part of the Annual Montevideo Fiesta Riverfest to be held on Saturday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Montevideo’s Lagoon Park during Montevideo Fiesta Days.

The day's series of events includes a 5 K fun run, Tri-Festa Triathlon, a Fishing contest, a Disc Golf Tournament, all followed up by a Uruguayan Barbeque. Registration for all the events opens at 8:00 a.m. in Lagoon Park. The 5 K race and the Tri-Festa Race begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by the fishing contest at 9:30, the Disc Golf Tournament at 10:00a.m. The awards for the events will take place at 11:30 followed immediately by a Kayak Sweepstakes Drawing (tickets only sold on the day of the event).

There will be plenty of excitement for those watching the event as well as local live music throughout. All spectators are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs down to the park. Brats, hot dogs and beverages will be available for sale throughout the morning. Click the image below for more details!

Minneapolis student selected for prestigious Youth Ambassador program

Minneapolis high school student Soren Kremer (16) has been selected to travel to Colombia for three weeks this summer as a Youth Ambassador.

The highly competitive program, funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by Partners of the Americas, includes nine other students from Arkansas, Florida, Texas, Kansas and North Carolina. None of the participants has traveled to Colombia before and many have never traveled outside of the United Sates.

The program aims to strengthen mutual understanding, awareness, and cooperation between the people of the United States and Colombia. Youth will gain knowledge and skills in Colombia that will help them contribute to their communities in the United States through service projects upon their return.

Partners of the Americas is an international network that promotes social and economic development in the Americas through leadership, voluntary service, and development programs. Its mission is to connect individuals, volunteers, institutions, businesses, and communities to serve and to change lives through lasting partnerships.