Fashions on Central now has all of its winter wear out on the sales floor.  If you need a sweater, scarf or winter coat we can help!  Anything that you might want for winter can be purchased at Fashions on Central.  We want to invite everyone to stop in and see what is new.  You will always find high quality, gently-used clothing for women at great prices.

We also ask you to please consider giving to Fashions on Central when donating your clothing and accessories. Donations are needed and accepted during regular store hours, Tuesday-Friday 11:00-5:00. Remember that all of the money raised from the sales supports the operations of Buckham West.


Holiday Raffle

Congratulations to Vern Steffens, Gail Burke and Anne Pleskonko who were the winners of our special Thanksgiving raffle! Each of our winners won a specially decorated pumpkin, just in time to add to their Halloween festivities or grace their Thanksgiving table. Thank you to everyone who participated in this activity.


Give to the Max Day

Are you familiar with Give to the Max Day? Created in 2009, Give to the Max Day has become an annual tradition. Every year thousands of organizations and individuals generate donations and excitement for Minnesota causes that are working to improve the quality of life for all Minnesotans.

Once again Buckham West will be participating in Give to the Max Day, scheduled for November 17th.  If you would like to donate to us, search for Buckham West on the website.  It is easy to make a secure gift online in the amount you desire.  Thanks in advance for your generous donation!


Pencil Artist at BW

Today, November 2nd beginning at 1:30 p.m., Buckham West is hosting a special program featuring an extraordinary collection of pencil drawings by premier pencil artist Al Smith. The program will feature scenes and images that portray WWII soldiers and also the women who have served in the armed forces.

The program is open to the public; walk ins are welcomed. There is no cost for Buckham West members and $3 for non-members which is payable at the door.


Political Turbulence Following WWI

On Thursday, November 3 beginning at 1:30pm we are honored to be hosting Dr. Brian Libby, retired European History instructor from Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, when he shares with us a presentation on the three famous families of 1914 Europe.

In 1914 the bulk of Europe was ruled by three families: the Romanovs, the Hapsburgs and the Hohenzollerns. But by the end of 1918 the hears of two of these families were living in exile; the third was dead.  In the presentation, you will examine whether the collapse of three ancient houses resulted in improvement or the reverse for their former subjects.

About the presenter: Mr. Brian Libby was born in Maine, educated at Johns Hopkins and Purdue University, and taught European History at Shattuck-St. Mary’s from 1978-2016.  His main fields of expertise and interest are European military and diplomatic history, and modern Germany. He has self-published five novels.


Pop-Up Shoppe Donations

The “Pop-Up Christmas Shoppe” returns for a third time prior to the 2022 holiday season, with all proceeds used to support the programs and services of Buckham West. This event is set to kick off on Saturday, Nov. 26th.

In order to stock the shop, we are now actively soliciting donations from our members and other supportive community members. These donations will then be priced, displayed and sold at the Shoppe.

In order to have artisan and boutique quality items, we will not accept previously opened or used items. Please drop off your donated items to Buckham West no later than Friday, November 18th.


Membership Time

Thanks to everyone who continues to support Buckham West with their paid membership each year. Within the next week, each current member will receive their 2023 membership renewal form in the mail. Please drop off your payment sometime before yearend.

Our membership dues for 2023 are set for $40/single, which is the same fee as 2022.  We also have scholarships available for those that request it. Please know that by becoming a member you are supporting an excellent, non-profit organization that provides necessary and relevant information, services, and programs to Faribault’s older adults.



  • Technology assistance service for Faribault’s older adults by Holly from Westbrack Marketing. Call Buckham West at 332-7357 to make an appointment for a one-half hour slot. Fee: $20
  • Aging Eyes Support Group for individuals who are searching for assistance in dealing with their vision concerns will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at Buckham West from 10-11:00am.
  • If you are a Rice County resident who is living independently and are looking for help with fall clean up and snow removal, you are encouraged to call Neighbors Helping Neighbors. You may call Buckham West at 507-332-7357 and ask for Anne Pleskonko. These services are based on your ability to pay.