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LeRoy EDA Advent Calendars:
Continuing a tradition that began in 2011, the LeRoy Economic Development Authority is once again holding its advent calendar promotion this holiday season. Several new businesses have made prize donations this year, bringing the total number of prizes to 41, with a total value of $1700. Once again, advent calendars can be purchased for $10 each at Main Street Market Place or at the Christmas in LeRoy events being held on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the L-O School Commons. Each calendar has a unique ID number and 24 doors, counting down the days until Christmas. If your calendar ID is announced as the winning number, bring it to city hall to verify and redeem your prize. Remember, there are only 150 calendars, so the odds of winning a prize are about 1:4. Winning numbers will be posted daily at city hall, the post office, and on the "LeRoy EDA: 2013 Advent Calendar Promotion" Facebook group and weekly in the LeRoy Independent. Proceeds will go toward beautification projects around the city.
There are still calendars left to purchase. The drawings begin December 1; there is still time to purchase your 2013 Advent calendar.
2013 EDA Advent Calendar Winning Numbers:
December 1 105 & 52
December 2 124 & 138
December 3 99 & 104
December 4 107 & 117
December 5 40 & 14
December 6 2 & 127
December 7 71 & 109
December 8 122
December 9 7 & 128
December 10 112 & 60
December 11 141 & 21
Frugal millionaire leaves town fortune:
A 94-year old World War II veteran who quietly amassed a small fortune by living a modest lifestyle surprised everyone in the small town of LeRoy, MN, when he passed away recently. Loren Krueger bequeathed $3 million to various groups in his will, but only his lawyer knew about the gifts in advance. Watch the video: