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Joe Dehmer Named Cheermeister, To Light Tree Dec. 1

posted Nov 26, 2014, 2:09 PM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club

The STMA Rotary Club and Shop Saint Michael are pleased to announce that Joe Dehmer has been named St. Michael’s Cheermeister for 2014.  Mr. Dehmer will have the honor of lighting St. Michael’s Holiday Tree during the3nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 at St. Michael City Center, 11800 Town Center Drive NE.

            Well known in the community through his involvement in the St. Michael Lions Club, the second generation owner of Dehmer’s Meats (he sold the business to his son several years ago) was selected as Cheermeister for exemplifying Rotary’s values of service above self.

            This festive event will include performances by STMA High School’s Chamber Choir and Gold Jazz Band, free photos with Santa courtesy of Zahler Photography, a children’s craft activity sponsored by Family Youth Community Connections (FYCC), and a special holiday craft sale featuring the handiworks of Crow River Senior Center members.  New this year: The Great River Regional Library is hosting a special holiday performance by Paul Imholte, who can play just about every stringed instrument imaginable.  Free sandwiches, chips cookies, bars, and punch and coffee will be served while supplies last. The free event will include a toy and children’s book drive for the Hanover Area Food Shelf and Caring for Kids.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy or children’s book.  The Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration is sponsored by STMA Rotary and Shop Saint Michael. 

            Find out more about the Holiday Tree Lighting at


About St. Michael-Albertville Rotary

Rotary is a unique organization that stresses “service above self.” It focuses on helping citizens in our community as well as addressing the world-wide challenges of disease, literacy, starvation and clean water. The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Crow River Senior Center at St. Michael City Center. For more information, visit


About Shop Saint Michael
Shop Saint Michael is a local non-profit organization of St. Michael businesses with the vision of having every resident consider buying in Saint Michael before going to businesses in the surrounding area or big box stores. For more information, visit