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Heritage Fair
Threshing Bee
Windom News

P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
Fax: 507-427-2724

The Donald Larson Auxiliary

(VFW and Auxiliary

Post #9607) met recently

to continue organizing for

their upcoming events and

to work on their ongoing


A project Margaret

Oeltjenbruns and Mary

Schulte work with is collecting used postage

stamps. The stamps are

delivered by Norma

Loewen to the Sons of

Norway in Windom. The

Sons of Norway sends the

stamps on to TUBFRIM

in Norway.

The Auxiliary has

been collecting canceled

stamps for years. Auxiliary

member Mary

Schulte received a letter

from TUBFRIM thanking

them for their latest

shipment of canceled

stamps. The letter also

explained what is done

with the stamps and what

they help sponsor.

TUBFRIM is a humanitarian


owned by the Norwegian

Health Association. The

collected used postage

stamps are sold to wholesalers

and philatelists


When TUBFRIM was

founded in 1928, its objective

was to finance tuberculosis

research and to provide

aid for children inflicted by

the disease.

For decades, tuberculosis

was almost eradicated. TUBFRIM

then moved toward

helping improve health care

facilities for handicapped

children and youth. Today,

cases of tuberculosis are on

the rise so TUBFRIM is once

again financing research

into and prevention of the

disease while still providing

for the wellbeing of handicapped

children and youth

in Norway.

Anyone interested in

being part of this humanitarian

effort by donating

canceled stamps may contact

the Butterfield Auxiliary

members or the Sons of

Norway in Windom.

As the letter states,

“Never throw away canceled

stamps.” Cut or tear the

stamps off the envelopes,

leaving a half-inch margin

to keep the perforation

intact. Stamps from any

country in the world can be


Another project is Darlene

(Ebbenga) Janzen’s efforts

in sewing cover-ups for residents

at the Veteran’s Home

in Luverne. These handy

items help with food spills at


The complete story can be found in the print
version of the Observer/Advocate.
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