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Ashby to showcase its strengths at November 6 event

People throughout the area are invited to attend the Ashby Area Showcase on November 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ashby School.

You’ll be able to visit booths from Ashby area businesses and organizations, enjoy a free meal, and register for door prizes. There will also be kids’ activities throughout the open house. A door prize drawing for “Ashby Bucks” will take place at 6:30 p.m. You must be present to win.

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Also at that time, information will be presented on a new residential development, Country View Estates. Zlotnick Construction, in cooperation with Lakeside Lumber, will explain the steps to building a house; First State Bank of Ashby will provide information on financing during the building process; Rylander Insurance will explain insurance requirements during construction; and the Ashby School will give some information about its pre-kindergarten to grade 12 school.

The state of Minnesota has recognized the Ashby preschool program with a four-star parent aware rating. The state has also designated the Ashby School as a Reward School (top 15 percent in the state) in accordance to the students test scores in the areas of math and reading. The Ashby School also received an award for the top performing middle school in the state for student performance gains.

Ashby is located three miles off of Interstate 94 between Fergus Falls and Alexandria.