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Murray County Foundation Elects Officers And Directors

The Murray County Foundation (MCF) elected officers and directors at its annual meeting held in Slayton on August 18, 2018.  The following officers were elected for two year terms ending December 31, 2020: Steve Laible, President; Judy Laboda, Vice President; Kathy Rehbein; Secretary; and Lee Johnson, Treasurer. In addition to officers, the following people are serving as Directors: Dixie Digidio, Karen Burch and Matt Onken.

The purpose of MCF is to maintain and improve the quality of life for everyone living in Murray County through the perpetuation of charitable projects and programs. Current projects and programs include the: Wayne Onken Scholarship Fund that helps area schools provide post secondary scholarships; Veteran’s Memorial and Remembrance program that helps maintain the dignity of local monuments that honor the service and sacrifice of Murray County Veterans; and Youth Development Fund that helps to build life long skills and habits through scouting and sports programs for the youth of Murray County.

MCF was incorporated in 2007 as a scholarship foundation by alumni of Slayton High School. MCF recently expanded its mission and purpose to include additional charitable areas that contribute to maintaining and improving the quality of life in Murray County.

MCF accepts tax-deductible donations and volunteer support for the purpose of investing in the future of Murray County through charitable projects and programs. For additional information contact: Steve Laible, Email:

Slayton Women of Today’s Autumn Boutique

Decorated in fall hues and with the last thoughts of summer, the Murray County Fairgrounds is the location of the annual Slayton Women of Today’s Autumn Boutique. This 26th annual event will be held on Friday, September 7th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 8th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Murray County Fairgrounds in Slayton, Minnesota. During this two-day event this small community located on Highways 30 & 59 is transformed into a dynamic shopping haven.

This year there are OVER 90 exhibitors presenting such fine items as Traditional, Country, Wood, Seasonal Creations, Furniture, Home Decor, Clothing, Jewelry, Purses and much, much more. Traveling from the upper Midwest, exhibitors fill seven buildings plus outdoor booths. As a juried event, each exhibitor is reviewed on quality, pricing and uniqueness.

Besides the exceptional quality of shopping options, the Slayton Women of Today also manage a delicious food stand. The food stand opens at 8:00 a.m. each day. Throughout the event ongoing entertainment provides the proper atmosphere for a day of shopping and fellowship. 

Admission and parking are free, plan to shop, eat and enjoy your time at the annual Slayton Women of Today’s Autumn Boutique.

For additional information, group/tour specials and packages, or exhibitor applications, please write: Autumn Boutique, PO Box 45, Slayton, MN 56172-0045 or email Slayton Women of Today is a non-profit organization. Each year we host the Autumn Boutique and make many worthwhile donations from the funds raised from our food stand. During this past year significant donations have been made to many worthwhile area organizations and individuals in the Slayton community.