Hy-Vee Supports Join the Journey with Event and Donation

The West Circle Drive Hy-Vee hosted a wine & cheese fundraising event to benefit Join the Journey on Thursday, August 10.  The event gathered 34 attendees and featured over 20 samples.

With the support of our local wine and cheese vendors who donated all products sampled during the event, Hy-Vee presented a donation of $500 to Join the Journey on Wednesday, August 16.  Alyssa Griffith, Operations Manager, accepted the check on behalf of Join the Journey.

Join the Journey is dedicated to promoting breast cancer awareness and supporting individuals on their breast cancer journey.  Join the Journey was founded in 2005. Effie Psimos and Patty Allen, breast cancer survivors, and close friend Margie Loprinzi, came together with the hope of raising awareness of breast cancer in Rochester, Minnesota.  Before long, Join the Journey had its first Ten-Mile Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.  The community response was tremendous, and participation grows each year. In 2016, nearly 1,000 people participated!

Join the Journey has evolved into an established non-profit community organization, which supports programs and projects that uphold its mission of promoting breast cancer awareness and supporting individuals on their breast cancer journey.

Thank you to the following vendors who generously donated products for this event:

Carr Valley Cheese
Henning’s Wisconsin Cheese
Widmer’s Cheese Cellar
Hook’s Cheese
Caves of Faribault
Deer Creek Specialty Cheese
Artigiano Cheeses

Wine Merchants
Grape Beginnings
Laquercia
Grandma’s Gourmet’s

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Painting on the Patio

by Sara Kelly, RD, LD

Coming up on Monday, June 5, your West Circle Hy-Vee dietitian is hosting a fun event: Painting on the Patio! Join us on our Market Grille Patio and we will be painting a unique sign to hang on your wall and show your Minnesota pride.

Participants will be painting this “Home” sign, featuring a cut-out of Minnesota. The signs are made from red oak by local company Unique Laser Gifts.  The sign measures 13.5″ wide by 14.5″ tall. Enjoy drink service from our Market Grille while you paint!

A variety of paint colors and brushes will be provided. (If you would like to provide your own paint, please email Sara at SaKelly@hy-vee.com for information on the correct paint to bring.)

The event will be held outside on our patio, weather permitting. (Event will be held inside in the case of inclement weather) Limited space available, please register in advance by Thursday, June 1. Fee: $38. (Drinks ordered from the Market Grille not included in price. Small fee added to Eventbrite registrations).

Questions? Contact Sara at SaKelly@hy-vee.com / 507-292-6004.

*Cancellation Policy: Any event cancellation must be received by e-mail at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled event time to receive a refund. All event cancellations, questions or concerns should be sent to Sara Kelly, RD, LD at sakelly@hy-vee.com.*

Purchase tickets here!

Sara Kelly, RD, LD, CSG, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science – Dietetics from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota. She completed her dietetic internship at the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Bay Pines, Florida. Sara has worked in several areas of clinical nutrition, including three years as an inpatient clinical dietitian at a large hospital in South Georgia, and two years as a renal dietitian at a dialysis center.  She is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG). Sara is a registered, licensed dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is passionate about healthy eating and has a special interest in geriatrics as well as vegetarian/vegan nutrition. Sara spends most of her free time chasing after her infant son, Weston. Sara provides a variety of services including store tours, cooking classes, health screenings (biometrics) and individual consultations, as well as answering questions in the aisles. You may contact Sara by email at sakelly@hy-vee.com. View all of Sara’s posts here.

Wine & Coloring at West Circle Hy-Vee

by Sara Kelly, RD, LD

Coloring is not just for kids! According to Medical Daily, coloring can help adults block out negative thoughts. Coloring in a social setting can help ease stress, and it’s fun! We hosted our first adult Coloring and Wine Night in our Market Grille in January. This sold-out event included dietitian-approved and chef-created appetizers, half-priced sushi and bottles of wine, giveaways, and coloring! Check out our event photos and join us for our next Coloring & Wine Night on Thursday, February 16th at 6pm. Check out our Facebook event page for more details. Hope to see you there!

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Sara Kelly - DietitianSara Kelly, RD, LD, CSG, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science – Dietetics from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota. She completed her dietetic internship at the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Bay Pines, Florida. Sara has worked in several areas of clinical nutrition, including three years as an inpatient clinical dietitian at a large hospital in South Georgia, and two years as a renal dietitian at a dialysis center.  She is a Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG). Sara is a registered, licensed dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is passionate about healthy eating and has a special interest in geriatrics as well as vegetarian/vegan nutrition. Sara spends most of her free time chasing after her infant son, Weston. Sara provides a variety of services including store tours, cooking classes, health screenings (biometrics) and individual consultations, as well as answering questions in the aisles. You may contact Sara by email at sakelly@hy-vee.com. View all of Sara’s posts here.