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A jingle and canvassing part of Vote for MEE efforts
Oct. 17, 2011

By Ryan Gueningsman
Managing Editor

DELANO, MN – One may recall that last spring, Delano’s Bruhn family created the winning jingle for the Coborn’s grocery store chain’s jingle contest.

The Bruhn family is at it again and they are joined by additional Delano talent for a new jingle created for the Vote for MEE (Maintaining Educational Excellence) committee.

Sixth grade twin sisters Claire and Kate Bruhn, along with Grace (sixth grade) and Charlotte (fourth grade) Beltrand can be heard singing on the jingle they have produced for the Vote for MEE campaign.

The Vote for MEE campaign is about maintaining educational excellence in our community.

The campaign’s goal is to promote the passage of the district’s operating levy referendum by encouraging all residents of Delano Public Schools to vote yes Tuesday, Nov. 8, according to committee members.

The student performers and their parents, Carol and Brad Bruhn and Bruce and Shannon Beltrand, thought this jingle would be a fun way to add some flair to the Vote for MEE campaign.

The jingle was produced in the sound studio at Summit Media Group in St. Paul.

Joe Seliski, a Delano High School graduate, owns this production studio and is proud of his Delano roots. He has enjoyed helping with the campaign by working on the production of the jingle.

The jingle can be heard on the campaign’s website, which can be found by following the link from the Delano Herald Journal homepage.

Canvassing of district residents taking place

Volunteers are reaching out to all Delano School District voters.

Visit the Vote for MEE website to learn about the November ballot issue, submit questions, and let the committee know how you plan to vote.

“Save us a phone call and submit an online canvasssing form,” organizers said.

The campaign also asks that if one will be out of town (work, deer hunting), or even if their schedule will just be too busy to get to the polls on election day, they apply for an absentee ballot to guarantee they will have the opportunity to vote.

Absentee ballot applications are available by following the link from the Delano Herald Journal homepage.

Informational meeting, forum coming up

A number of informational meetings have been taking place to discuss the upcoming operating levy referendum of the Delano Public School District.

The final meeting scheduled will take place Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Delano High School cafeteria.

The government affairs committee of the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce, the Delano American Legion, and the Delano Lions are also teaming up to sponsor an informational forum Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Delano City Hall at 7 p.m.

Vote for MEE’s efforts

A volunteer group of parents, teachers, and community members has formed a campaign committee in support of the operating levy referendum that will be on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 8 for Delano Public Schools.

The campaign is called “Vote for MEE – Maintaining Educational Excellence,” and is being led by Mary Allen, Patricia Osmon, and Alli Zens.

They have recruited other volunteers to assist on various sub-committees, with an overall goal of passing the operating levy.

A kick-off event took place at Three Crows Cafe and Coffee House Aug. 17.

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