Tag Archives: Sandy Vesledahl

Prairie’s Edge Humane Society is one of 15 sites for the Great Northfield Rummage Raid for Charity

5th Bridge is having their annual Goods for Good garage sale today and tomorrow.

goods-logoGoods for Good is a community rummage sale event to raise money for various charities (chosen by each site host) that let’s anyone be a philanthropist. Sale hosts can convert unwanted household items into cash for their favorite cause without impacting their regular budget and non-profit organizations (clubs, schools, churches, etc…) can focus on their fundraising  without worrying about the event promotion.

Prairie's Edge Humane Society rummage sale Prairie's Edge Humane Society rummage sale PEHS staffers

Among the 15 sites participating: Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. See that book Sandy Vesledahl is holding? No barnyard jokes, please.

Kathy and Sandy have a new Prairie’s Edge Humane Society segment on KYMN

Kathy Jasnoch, Sandy Vesledahl, Jeff JohnsonPrairie’s Edge Humane Society (PEHS) has a new segment on KYMN called “Animal Attractions.” Kathy Jasnoch and Sandy Vesledahl are live on Jeff Johnson’s Morning Show every 2 weeks at 6:50 am on Thursdays. Sandy emailed me this:

We discuss 4-5 animals that we would like to highlight that are available for adoption and then any upcoming events or projects or whatever happenings at PEHS.

7:10 am update: I’ve added an in-studio photo above.  And the dog that they seemed most eager to find a home for: Chance

Sandy Vesledahl Chance at PEHS

Membership testimonial: PEHS gets a third of its web traffic from Locally Grown

 Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (PEHS) Kathy Jasnoch and Sandy Vesledahl
I got this email from Sandy Vesledahl recently. She and Kathy Jasnoch have been using their Locally Grown membership to post regular updates about Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (PEHS) to our membership sideblog… and just as important, engaging with people in conversation attached to their own blog posts:

Hey Griff – Something you might be interested in…I was looking at a report yesterday at the Humane Society that shows where the hits on our website are originating from and something like 35% of them are coming from Locally Grown. (continued)

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Sandy and Kathy, teaming up for a cure, are serving pancakes on Sunday

Sandy Vesledahl and Kathy JasnochSandy Vesledahl and Kathy Jasnoch met me at Relay-for-Life-logomy morning GBM office early one morning last week to tell me about the American Cancer Society Relay for Life pancake breakfast fundraiser they’re hosting on Sunday morning, March 14, at the Eagles Club. (The actual relay, 2010 Relay For Life of Rice County, will be held on August 6, 2010 at the Rice County Fairgrounds.)

They each have their own Relay for Life web page with their personal fundraising goals where they explain their personal reasons for why they Relay:

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Photos: RCHS pancake breakfast fundraiser

Kathy Jasnoch and Sandy Vesledahl at RCHS pancake breakfast fundraiserI spent most of my time chatting and eating at the Rice County Humane Society’s Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at the Eagles Club on Sunday since volunteer Bridgette Hallcock was there taking photos. Hopefully, she’ll publish those soon.

RCHS board member Kathy Jasnoch, pictured here with volunteer Sandy Vesledahl, commented here that over 400 people attended.  Here are four more photos:

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Premier Bank’s nifty double play

Photo by Bridgette Hallcock, taken at last year’s Susan Perry Memorial Walk for Animals Last week I got emails from Sandy Vesledahl and Bridgette Hallcock at Premier Bank, alerting me to an upcoming pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Rice County Humane Society (RCHS). (Dog photo by Bridgette, taken at last year’s Susan Perry Memorial Walk for Animals.) I assumed they wanted me to blog about it so I pitched them a Locally Grown membership instead:

‘Twould be great to have Premier Bank as a member of LG. Then you could promo events like this as a community service of Premier.  Of course, you can also promo bank-related products and services, too.

Sandy then had the brilliant idea of the bank not only buying a Locally Grown membership for themselves but a separate one for RCHS so that they could do their own sidebar membership blog posts.

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Sandy Vesledahl makes her mother get up early

Sandy Vesledahl and Dorothy  DJJD Sponsor Hog Roast DJJD Sponsor Hog Roast
Sandy Vesledahl and her mother Dorothy had already been at the rodeo grounds yesterday since 4:30 am when I arrived at 8:30 am to hand in my RSVP for the DJJD Sponsor Hog Roast. (Her 3:00 am comment here on LoGroNo reminded me.) The roast, which Sandy has chaired since 1992, is an annual wingding to thank all the sponsors for their support of the event. The big show is less than a month away. Sandy has been known to spend some time as operations manager at Premier Bank Minnesota’s Northfield location.