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Conference 5 WELCA Spring Gathering

April 22, 2017

The Women of the ELCA Minnesota Conference 5 Spring Gathering, “Everything Beautiful in Its Time,” will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Grace Lutheran Church, 110 3rd Avenue East, Ada, MN 56510.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The business meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m., and will be followed by a brunch, beginning at 9:45 a.m., and a program beginning at 10:45 a.m., and concluding at 11:45 a.m. The brunch and program will be open to the public, and members are encouraged to bring their friends and family members, and to wear their own favorite hat to this event.

The program will be presented by Anne Jans, who is known as “the Hat Lady,” and who has been collecting antique women’s hats for more than twenty years. Anne’s presentation begins with a history of hat styles in America from the 1800’s to the present. She will share from her own personal, extensive, collection of women’s hats, hatboxes, and hatpins, and she will provide information concerning women’s hats as part of historic costumes. Anne is a graduate of Le Center High School, and Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is a teacher at Jordan, Minnesota, Middle School, teaching Family and Consumer Science, and at Jordan High School, teaching Foods I & II, Fashion Design, and Child Development 1 & 2. The cost of member registration for the Spring Gathering is $10.00. The cost for members of the public to attend the brunch and program is $8.00.

Pre-registration is required.

Pre-registrations may be forwarded to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Attention: Terri Pipho, WELCA Conference 5 Financial Recorder, 4000 28th Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560. Please feel free to contact Carol J. Johnson, Conference 5 Coordinator, at 701-281-7234, with questions.


April 22, 2017


Grace Lutheran Church
110 3rd Ave E
Ada, MN 56510 United States
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