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July 18-21th Annual Packer Classic Golf Fundraiser

The 21th Annual Packer Classic Golf Tournament
WHEN: July 18, 2018
WHERE: Austin Country Club
TIME: 11am-7pm (estimate)
COST: Golf entry registration is $130.00 per golfer.

More information about the Packer Classic



2016 Night of Poetry Event
Date April 18 6pm
Historic Hormel Home

All finalists and their families are invited to the Eberhart Night of Poetry Event. The event will take place at the Historic Hormel Home.

Finalists will be treated to the poetic sharing of Minnesota poet, Sharon Chmielarz. This event is in partnership with the Friends of the Austin Public Library, Austin Public Education Foundation, and the Historic Hormel Home; the event is open to the public.

The finalists from each building are invited to read their poem during the event. School winners will be announced after all poems are shared. Certificates and Awards will be presented at that time.


2015 Finalists


Woodson Kindergarten Center

o Madison Graff [Grade K]

o Lexi Helgeson [Grade K]

o Aubrey Ruzek [Grade K]

Banfield Elementary School

o Claire Bliese [Grade 3]

o Nick Campbell [Grade 4]

o Max Larson [Grade 3]


Neveln Elementary School

o Izaak Belden [Grade 1]

o Cora Feist [Grade 4]

o Ellie Lunt [Grade 3]


Southgate Elementary School

o Kimberly Folsom [Grade 3]

o Kylie Nienow [Grade 4]

o Sean Marks [Grade 2]


Sumner Elementary School

o Kaiah Gibson [Grade 4]

o Siara Moreno [Grade 4]

o Kalli Potter [Grade 2]


I.J. Holton Intermediate School

o Ciara Earl [Grade 6]

o Alina Inthamthirath [Grade 6]

o Celestina LaVallie [Grade 6]


Ellis Middle School

o Sarah Bachmeier [Grade 8]

o Steven Conradt [Grade 8]

o McKenzie Pelletier [Grade 8]
Austin High School

o Sydney Conway [Grade 10]

o Sydney Johnson [Grade 9]

o Brooke Pazurek [Grade 10]



January-Southern Minnesota VEX & Robotics Tournament
This is the first time Austin has hosted this great event!  The APE foundation has been awarding grants for the VEX & Robotics programs from the beginning (over 6 years). This past year VEX & Robotics grants were close to $6,000.

Vex and Robotics Tournament






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