Bridge Builder of the Year winner Maxine Meine (second from left), is pictured with Bridging Brown County representatives, Lindsy Ludewig (left) and Bridging Brown County directors Clarice Platz and Ashley Aukes.

Maxine Meine chosen for Bridge Builder Award

Each year Bridging Brown County awards a Brown County resident with the Bridge Builder of the Year Award. This award is given to someone who exemplifies the organization’s mission to strengthen our community by bridging relationships of understanding and communication in Brown County. This year’s recipient is Maxine Meine from Springfield.

Maxine will be presented with the Bridge Builder of the Year Award at the Bridging Brown County Annual Networking Dinner on Thursday, Nov.1, at the Springfield Area Community Center with a social hour starting at 5:45 p.m. and dinner served at 6:30.  Along with the presentation of the award, there will be a silent auction, live auction and wine pull. Tickets for the dinner are $40 and are available at Farmers & Merchants Bank in Springfield, all SouthPoint Financial Credit Union locations, and the chamber offices in New Ulm, Sleepy Eye and Springfield, or by e-mailing

Bridging Brown County is a group of citizens who meet regularly to discuss ideas to develop greater awareness of community throughout our county.

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