The opening event of the annual Rustic Lore celebration in Glenwood City is the evening meal sponsored by Hiawatha National Bank, which is held in their parking lot on East Oak Street.
Rosy Peterson and her two children, Hadassah, age 6 and John Luther, age 12 months were among the large number of people to attend the kickoff event.
Peterson, and her husband, Josh recently purchased a home on Pine Street in Glenwood City. They moved to the community from the Twin Cities. Rosy is originally from Brazil and came to the United States eight years ago.
James Meisser, CEO of Hiawatha National Bank, welcomed her to the opening event of the Rustic Lore weekend, and introduced Peterson to this reporter.
She spoke about how happy she was with her new home and that she liked the community, and praised how great Hinman Park was. She wondered what improvement programs were planned for the park, and questioned if the swimming pool was used for ice-skating in the winter. But, she was informed that the ice was to thin for ice-skating. She also praised the local library and noted that kids need to read books and not spend time watching TV.