Dear Friends of Avon Hills Folk School, Due to the contributions of many 2019 was a good year. Thank you! It was a year of important firsts for the Avon Hills Folk School that contributed to continued growth and momentum. We began the year with a successful 2018 Year End appeal that raised money to… Read More Happy New Year!
A crown jewel of the property where the Avon Hills Folk School resides is Spunk Creek. For nearly a half mile the creek meanders through our corner of the Avon Hills. Over and through the rocks of the glacial till left by the glaciers of the last ice age. As a child (and an adult-child)… Read More Creeks Are For Crossing
Avon Hills Folk School received a $7,000 Project Grant from Central MN Arts Board to expand the outreach and class offerings for Hand Camp 2019, held September 20-22, 2019, Avon, MN. Funding for these CMAB Grants is provided through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the state’s general fund, and its… Read More $7,000 Grant to Grow Hand Camp!
Dear Friends, When you have your head down and your “leaning into the harness” it doesn’t seem like you’re making any progress. But if you occasionally look up you see that progress has been made. There are many people to thank for the growth this year. I won’t even try to enumerate or name them… Read More Looking Back & Looking Ahead
It’s Official! Avon Hills Folk School is a certified 501c3 Non-profit organization in the eyes of the IRS! We just received official response via US Mail last week letting us know that we are now a full-fledged non-profit. It’s a super big deal as gifts and donations of cash and in-kind gifts can now be… Read More Big News!
Local writer Liz Vos came out to visit the Folk School several weeks ago and put together a wonderful article about our fledgling Folk School full of dreams and possibilities built upon history and memories. Take a read – the article appears here in full: Preservation with a Mission
So what’s up at the Avon Hills Folk School? Quite a lot actually. This blog will be a bit of a laundry list, so there should be something for everyone. Non-Profit Application Submitted! In April we submitted our application to the IRS for our 501(c)(3) status. This would designate us in the eyes of the… Read More Long Time No Blog
Come join us for Kids Hand Camp! The classes offered at Hand Camp are a great opportunity to spend quality time with your child learning new crafting skills. (Each child must be accompanied by a parent or adult). There will be hands on skills taught in each class. Kids 7 and up would be best… Read More Hand Camp for Kids – June 10, 2017
What will 2017 have in store for the Avon Hills Folk School? Or maybe a more accurate question is, what do we have planned for the Avon Hills Folk School in 2017? Instead of Carpe Diem we are planning to Seize the Year in 2017 and make great strides in the birth and growth of… Read More Ready or not, here comes 2017!
Here’s to a successful first Hand Camp at the Avon Hills Folk School! The name is a bit funny – I found out that was purposeful, but the intent is true and good – bring people together to experience, learn and create by hand, likely something they’ve never done before. Many thanks to Katie Schiffler… Read More Hand Camp