Open House on August 8

Open Door will be holding an open house at 500 W Third this Saturday, August 8th, from 9-10:30. Due to construction, please park in the lot off Third Street and walk around to the Northeast entrance. There are a limited number of spaces remaining. This is an opportunity for you to visit us and enroll your child in one of the six remaining spaces.

Breakfast with Santa

The 6th Annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 13th will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church.

Santa and his elves will be on site while kids play reindeer games, make holiday ornaments  and crafts, write and mail letters to Santa, get their faces painted and listen to wonderful holiday music performed by local children.   Breakfast will include buttermilk pancakes (with or without wild blueberries), sausage, fresh fruit, a sweet surprise, orange juice and coffee.  Reservations are available for 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 seating.  E-mail Amy at:   amyand brent90@gmail .com   or call 507-645-1331.  Proceeds benefit the student scholarship funds of Little Lambs Preschool, Northfield Nursery School, Open Door Preschool and the Preschool of St Dominic.  Tickets are:  $8 adults, $4 ages 4-12. Children under 3 eat free.

Special thanks to this year’s sponsors:  Community Resource Bank, Just Food Co-op, GOOTERS Dough To Go, Cub Foods, Kwik Trip and Econo Foods.  These community partners will allow even more scholarship opportunity for area preschool families.

We look forward to seeing you there – the holiday event of the season!

Butter Braid® Pastries are Back!

Butter Braid® Pastries are Back!

Open Door Preschool is once again selling delicious Butter Braids® this fall. Help Open Door while enjoying some delicious pastries!

Current students will receive order forms soon. If you don’t have (or know) a current student but love Butter Braids® you can place an order by calling ODNS at 507-645-8532 or by emailing our fundraising coordinator, Ashley Russo, at

We are selling 7 flavors this year – Cinnamon, Blueberry-Cream Cheese, Strawberry-Cream Cheese, Apple, Bavarian Crème, Raspberry, and Caramel Rolls (9ct.). The cost of each item is $12. Open Door Preschool receives $5 for each Butter Braid sold!

Orders Due: Monday Nov. 3rd

Delivery: Tuesday Nov. 18th from 11:30am – 1:00pm (In time for the holidays!)

Butter Braid® pastries are made from sweet, yeasted pastry dough layered with 100% real butter and contain zero grams trans fat. This gives Butter Braid® pastries a flaky outside, and a tender, light and airy inside as each layer rises up before baking. As you take a bite of the One-And-Only Butter Braid® pastry, you will be biting into over 16 layers of warm goodness. They are sold frozen and baked fresh in your oven!

For more information about Butter Braids®, go to

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