Junior Pioneers annual meeting to feature Lorraine Oswald

NEW ULM – The Junior Pioneers will hold its Annual Meeting on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Turner Hall, 102 North State Street, New Ulm. The evening will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., business meeting at 6:30 p.m., a dinner at 7 p.m. followed by the program.

Reservations are due by Wednesay, Oct. 2. Tickets are $20 each. Send checks to Junior Pioneers, P.O. Box 22, New Ulm, MN 56073. Call Lori Otis at 507-359-2320 with questions.

The program this year wilt be “A Look at New Ulm History with Lorraine Oswald.” This presentation was created by Dan Hoisington who wrote the book, “A German Town: New Ulm Minnesota,” in 2004.

Lorraine’s memories of growing up in New Ulm will delight you, make you laugh and bring back memories of the “Good Old Days.” She will share memories of the New Ulm bands and music history. She was a majorette and she was the first Miss New Ulm. She will take you on a nostalgic walk down main street and recount stories about Eibner’s, the Dakota Hotel, and the Time & Hollywood Theaters.

Lorraine remembers many of New Ulm’s historic events: The 100th Anniversary of New Ulm, the Turner Hall fire, the Dakota Hotel and the beautiful Turner Hall Theater where she was on stage as a child.

Lorraine’s husband. Grant Oswald, owned Oswald Studio where Lorraine also worked. They preserved New Ulm’s history in photographs and with their memories.

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