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New Generations signage in place

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Lori Sorenson

New signage on the Generations building on South Estey Street marks one of the final remodeling projects after the group purchased the former Grand Prairie Events from Mike and Wanda Jarchow last year.
Scott and Trisha Viessman, Luverne, and their business, A-1 Jet, created the new “Generations Events” signage, which matches the previous “Grand Prairie Events” sign.
Generations will continue renting out gathering space for meetings and other events, but the new building now provides adequate space for the group’s own needs.
After Generations purchased the building, the group upgraded the “food prep” kitchen into a full-scale commercial kitchen for the Lutheran Social Services senior meal site, previously at the Lincoln Street location.
LSS prepares more than 150 meals per day, which includes in-person noon dining and hot meals for pickup and delivery
The new Generations kitchen has walk-in coolers, a welcome upgrade from the 11 freezers used on Lincoln Street.
The new renovations also included remodeling to create office space for A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota, which leases space from Generations.
A.C.E., which stands for advocate, connect and educate, was formerly known as RSVP — retired senior volunteer program. It now has an east-side entry and window. Linda Wenzel is the A.C.E. director.
Generations has been working to raise money over the past year to cover construction expenses and to continue paying off the mortgage.
To support the Generations capital fundraising campaign, contact the Luverne Area Community Foundation at 507-220-2424 or email

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