The Free Press, Mankato, MN

October 25, 2013

Turner Hall unveiling 'scandalous' calendar at Saturday gala

The Mankato Free Press

---- — NEW ULM — The second edition of the Turner Hall calendar is now available.

And it's not hard to see why organizers are calling it “scandalous.”

The 2014 version of the calendar — which serves as a fundraiser for the historic venue that touts itself as the oldest bar in Minnesota and the home of the state's oldest gymnastics program — features the women of Turner Hall as models for the photos.

Not surprisingly, Turner Hall manager Virginia Suker Moldan said this version was considerably more challenging than the last calendar, which featured the men of Turner Hall.“This one was a lot more work,” she said, noting that several shoots were complicated by uncooperative weather. “But we got some photographs that are creative and interesting.”

The calendar officially becomes available during Turner Hall's annual gala on Saturday. The gala begins at 5 p.m. and includes food and entertainment.

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