There will be a Holiday Wine and Beer tasting benefit Youth 1st this Thursday, November 3, from 5:30-7:30PM at the Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna. Tickets are available now at Michaelson's, Cedar Floral, Sparetime Entertainment and Cashwise Foods for $10. Tickets will also be available at the door for $15.

Hors d'oeuvres will be served as well. Members of the Steele County Blades hockey team will serve as butlers. Sixteen wines and 12 craft beers will be offered. There will also be holiday music.

Youth 1st places a strong emphasis on sportsmanship and good conduct when it comes to youth sports. This past weekend, the 11 youth football teams that were recognized for good sportsmanship attended a Mavericks football game in Mankato. In a couple of weeks, the youth volleyball teams that were cited for good conduct and sportsmanship will attend a volleyball match in Mankato.