Community pride goes a long way in Currie, MN

By JoAnn Biren

Murray County News Staffwriter

It will soon be July and in Currie, just off of Highway 30 in Murray County, an organization called Currie Town and Country is busy making final preparations on the annual July Fourth of July Celebration.

Currie will grow in numbers as people are drawn to this town near Lake Shetek.  The kick-off is the street dance on July 3 with IV Play handling the music.  On the Fourth the Volleyball Tournament and a Bean Bag Tournament will take place during the day; the Duck Races will start at 2 at the Des Moines River Bridge and inflatable bounce houses will be set up for children to enjoy.

Oh, and the Fourth of July Picnic and Membership Drive for Currie Town and Country will take place from 11 until 1 on the Fourth and the day will end at dusk with what is known by many as “The best firework display around!”  The display is funded by Town and Country and the cars will start streaming into Currie at dusk.

In the annual newsletter sent out each year people can renew or join the Currie organization.  A single membership is $10 a year and a family membership is $25 each year.  Monthly meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month starting at 7 p.m. at the Currie American Legion.

It is interesting to note that in the 2017 year over $75,000 was donated to various area causes. Many benefit from this organization; there are over 36 groups receiving funds.

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