YELLOW RIBBON COMMUNITIES provide support to Veterans.
The Race toward becoming Minnesota's first Yellow Ribbon Region began a few weeks ago as a part of the 2nd Annual Old Glory Run. All three cities that make up the land of ROCORI pledged to pursue this designation over the next year. Rockville, Cold Spring and Richmond joined six other central Minnesota communities in publicly announcing their pursuit of the "Yellow Ribbon Communities" program. Mayors from all nine cities joined together, as a part of the "Old Glory Run" closing ceremonies, to sign their letters of intent.
In this story, you'll see footage from the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony, held at Cold Spring Ballpark. Sartell Mayor Tim O'Driscoll addresses the crowd before the nine mayors from Central Minnesota sign their "Yellow Ribbon Pledges." After the papers were all signed, O'Driscoll handed off the microphone to Major General, Larry W. Shellito from the Minnesota Army National Guard. Be sure to tune in to DigElog ROCORI for more coverage of the 2nd Annual Old Glory Run!
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Dr. Mary Jo Femrite, owner of Lakes Eye Clinic, is originally from Cold Spring. Daughter of Bob and Darlene Dockendorf, she attended Rocori High School graduating in 1992. During high school she was active in track, cross country and spent time waiting tables at the Red River Inn. Dr. Femrite is active in the Minnesota Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry, presenting several case reports and research studies at national meetings. She is very excited and honored to have the opportunity to return to Cold Spring to serve the eye care needs of the community.