Minnesota's First Bookend Community Award
Fairmont is the first city in Minnesota to have achieved Bookend Community status! This designation is reserved for cities with a population of 10,000 or more in which every provider of primary healthcare to young children participates in Reach Out and Read. In recognition of this significant milestone, Fairmont’s Mayor, Randy J. Quiring, proclaimed that Monday, July 13, 2015, was REACH OUT and READ Bookend Community Day in Fairmont. A crystal book was presented to the mayor, a certificate was given to each clinic, and the community received a unique banner for public display.
Kudos to the five clinics who earned this status for their community: Dulcimer Medical Center, Smart Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties, and the Center for Primary Care. Special thanks to Police Chief Greg Brolsma, Roni Dauer, Patti Mathews, and Catherine Johnson whose dedication contributed greatly to this achievement.