MONTEVIDEO - The 21st annual meeting of Clean Up the River Environment (CURE) will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Prairie’s Edge Convention Center and Casino south of Granite Falls.

This event will focus on “The Next Generation” and will feature brief presentations by “Kayak Kate” Eggers and current CURE board president Joshua Preston. They will share how their involvement with CURE has made a difference for them personally.  Kate is a senior at Gustavus Adolphus and Josh is a senior at the University of Minnesota Morris.

Highlighting the evening will be skit about CURE, the Next Generation and personal stories about the Minnesota River.  

The skit is being created by Ashley Hanson and Andrew Gaylord of the Meandering River Walk Theater Production.  Hanson and Gaylord will be hosting a Minnesota River Story Swap Workshop starting at 3:30 p.m, at Prairies Edge.  

The public is invited to come to the meeting early to share stories that will be gathered and incorporated into the special performance that evening.

 At 4 p.m. the public is invited to participate in the CURE World Café.

The annual meeting will formally will begin at 5 p.m. with a social hour featuring the music of the Stermer Brothers of Montevideo followed by a banquet at 6 p.m.; program and board elections at 7 p.m.; and an awards ceremony at 8 p.m.  

The evening will conclude with a kayak sweepstakes giveaway at 9 p.m.

Pre-registration is required by Feb. 4 by calling 1-877-269-2873 or by e-mailing

Cost of the meeting is $30 for adults, $15 for students and children.

The cost for adults is $35 after Feb. 4.

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