Good Neighbors published Aug. 24, 2022

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The club has recognized a citizen of Kandiyohi County who has an outstanding record of volunteering service to the community each year since 1978.
Kandiyohi County Food Shelf WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Food Shelf helps people living in Kandiyohi County who are in need of food assistance.
As her final gift to them, the family has decided to put her last baked items on the silent auction to help with Miller’s medical expenses.
, tickets are $5; silent auction from 5:30 to 8:30 p.
ADVERTISEMENT Murphy family WILLMAR — A carnival and silent auction for the Daren and Whitney Murphy family will be from 2 to 4 p.

Good Neighbors published Aug. 24, 2022

Kiwanis Touch-A-Life Award WILLMAR — The Willmar Kiwanis Club is accepting nominations for the 2022 Touch-A-Life Award. The club has recognized a citizen of Kandiyohi County who has an outstanding record of volunteering service to the community each year since 1978. Typically, the award winner has provided ongoing volunteer service to the community, his or her church, school system, local government or other organizations or programs. The first awardee was Bev Rosenbaum and the most recent three were Dennis Benson, Earl Knutson and Vickie Vogt. Nomination forms as well as the history of the award are available from Kiwanis President Trey Allis at treyallis20@yahoo.com or willmarkiwanis@gmail.com or online at www.willmarkiwanis.wordpress.com . Nomination deadline is Aug. 31. Dave Miller ATWATER — A benefit for Dave Miller and his family will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Atwater Community Center. Miller was in a motorcycle accident caused by a medical emergency. He was still in the hospital when his wife’s grandmother, Bessie Klose, died from a heart attack. As her final gift to them, the family has decided to put her last baked items on the silent auction to help with Miller’s medical expenses. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. for a freewill donation; street dance with Steer Clear performing from 8 to 11:30 p.m., tickets are $5; silent auction from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with many items along with Bessie’s baking. Norway Lake Bobbers WILLMAR — The Norway Lake Bobbers Cancer team will be operating the Cash Wise Brat Stand from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 26-27 in Willmar. All proceeds will go to the Carris Health Foundation for community cancer support for patients with cancer. ADVERTISEMENT Murphy family WILLMAR — A carnival and silent auction for the Daren and Whitney Murphy family will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 27 at Rice Park in Willmar. The Murphys completed state-approved paperwork to adopt infants in the U.S. and were saving to pay for an adoption in the future. An expectant mother in Pennsylvania saw their story and chose them. Because it is an out-of-state adoption, the costs have increased and time is short. There will be family friendly games, face painting, splash pad and cotton candy and popcorn for a freewill donation. An online fundraiser can be found at gofundme.com/f/help-them-bring-baby-home . Keep reading for more of this week's calendar items below the related content. PWELC Prairie Stars SPICER — The annual Music Under the Prairie Stars benefit will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in rural Spicer. Tickets are $75 each for the dinner, live music, “green” silent auction and live “Fund a Need” for “Rebuild & Repair” projects. Tickets are available by calling 320-354-5894 or see the website at prairiewoodselc.org . Charity walk/ride/bike Charity events such as walkathons, runs, motorcycle rides and bicycle rides in the area are listed here, including event details, where it will be held, how to register and fundraising events associated with it. Out of the Darkness: Sept. 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Robbins Island, Willmar. Check-in and registration 10 a.m., walk at 11 a.m. to raise awareness and funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Register in advance at yourwingsofhope.com . For more information, contact Ray Stenglein at 320-295-6000 or email ray.stenglein@afspmn.org . Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Sept. 17, 9 a.m., Robbins Island, Willmar. Check-in and registration 9 a.m., opening ceremony at 10 a.m. with the walk to follow. Participants can choose the Walk from Home walk option. Register online at act.alz.org/westcentral . Charity golf events Charity golf events in the area are listed here, including event details, golf course, start time, type of golf, cost and number to call to register. Project Turnabout: The 30th annual Caring and Sharing scramble will be Sept. 16 at Granite Run Golf Course. The nine-hole scramble will start with a burger feed and all the fixings at 11 a.m. Cost is $75 per person plus cart fee, go to eventbrite.com and search "Granite Falls" under the “Popular in” section. ADVERTISEMENT Willmar Lions WILLMAR — The Willmar Lions annual pancake breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Willmar Community Center. Chris cakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. Proceeds support local programs for sight, hearing, diabetes, youth and more. Free paper shredding WILLMAR — The annual paper shredding event will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24, at Kensington Bank, 2800 First St. S. in Willmar. The cost to have documents shredded is a donation to the Willmar Area Food Shelf. Otto Bremer Trust WILLMAR — The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded grants totaling $14,684,680 as part of its most recent grant-making cycle. Area groups receiving grants include: Willmar Public Schools, Willmar, $40,000 to connect low-income and at-risk children and families to resources in the public schools and broader Willmar community. University of Minnesota, Morris, $70,000 to support the Center for Small Towns, which works to improve the vitality and resilience of small towns in greater Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society ST. PAUL — Receiving a Minnesota history-based grant from the Heritage Partnership Program administered by the Minnesota Historical Society was: West Central Minnesota Historical Association, $39,250, to promote and tell the history of West Central Minnesota. The association is a collaboration of the county and area historical societies and museums in west central Minnesota in the counties of Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Renville, Swift and Yellow Medicine. Kandiyohi County Food Shelf WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Food Shelf helps people living in Kandiyohi County who are in need of food assistance. It is located at 624 Pacific Ave. S.W. in Willmar. ADVERTISEMENT Curbside pickup: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by the stop sign at the front door and call 320-235-2641 . In-person pickup: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Park across the street or in the parking lot and bring your own bags/boxes. NAPS distribution: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 1 to 2 p.m., Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors for individuals 60 years of age and older that qualify by income with Second Harvest Heartland. Call 800-365-0270 to sign up.
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