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      p Thank you to all the attendees, supporters, staff and volunteers who made this year's Carnival of Hope a success. Check out our Facebook page for photos of the event.

Particular thanks our event sponsors for their wonderful support:

Big Top Sponsor: Family of Ruth Jungbauer

Midway Sponsors: American Polywater Corporation, Happy's Stillwater Automotive, Minnesota Bolt & Nut Inc.

Carousel Sponsors: Ben & Christina Backberg, Fredrickson & Byron PA, Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation, Lakeview Foundation

Funhouse Sponsors: Central Bank Stillwater, First State Bank & Trust, JP Enterprises, Key Associates, Lake Elmo Bank, OTT Inc., Press Gold Group, Wendy Waldner, Werner Electric, Western Spring Manufacturing

Printing Sponsor: Bayport Printing House

ESR Works!

ESR is proud of our consumers. They are some of the hardest working and most productive folks we know. Watch the video to see a few of the people we serve.



Patty Kemerling, Director of Provider Services for ContinuUs, announced today that ESR has been selected to replace St. Croix Industries as the provider of employment and day services for members from St. Croix County Wisconsin. ESR will immediately begin the transition planning process and expects to begin offering services from the New Richmond program center by March or April of 2014.

The program is an expansion of services that will benefit all consumers and bring greater efficiency to administrative functions of the Agency. Executive Director Ed Boeve expressed gratitude to ContinuUs staff, to members of the selection committee, and to ESR staff and Board who have participated enthusiastically in the selection process. He stated that ESR looks forward to a long and productive relationship with members and their families in St. Croix County also with the business community there.

Give to the Max Day Raised Over $18 million for MN Nonprofits

We are grateful to those who supported ESR on Give to The Max Day. Your contribution will help ensure that adults with disabilities have access to opportunities in the arts.

It's not too late! Although Give to the Max Day is over, you can still visit our Give to the Max Day page to make a contribution.

Birders’ Select Birdseed Blends

Feeding the birds is providing job opportunities

Bird seed may be for for the birds, but it is providing employment opportunities for ESR consumers. Birders Select is mixed, packaged and labeled by adults with developmental disabilities who are served by ESR. The birdseed blends sport names like “Finch Fancy,” “Cardinal Diet,” and “Songbird Buffet,” making it easy to determine which feathered friends they seek to attract.

This project provides jobs for ESR consumers, and as many as a dozen individuals earn a wage preparing the seed blends in the agency's program sites.

To place your bird seed order directly with ESR, please call 651-351-0190, extension 10. Your order will be prepared and held at the ESR location nearest you (Forest Lake, Oakdale, Cottage Grove, Stillwater) until you are able to pick it up.

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