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The Insider: Hotdish Hunger 5k walk/run Aug. 9

The fourth annual Hotdish Hunger 5k walk/run-1 mile fun run is scheduled for Aug. 9 at Eagle Lake Lutheran Church, on 60th Avenue NE, Willmar. The event is co-sponsored by Eagle Lake Lutheran, Faith Lutheran of Spicer, Peace Lutheran of New London, and Trinity-West Lake Johanna Lutheran Parish.

The event features a full post-race meal of egg bakes and other breakfast foods, and “cooling performance” t-shirts, along with age-group awards. Register by Aug. 2 for the $20 rate; $25 after. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m. Start time is 8 a.m.

Proceeds will go to local food shelves and ELCA World Hunger. Participants are encouraged to bring a food shelf donation.

To sign up online or to download a registration form, go to The event is also listed under Other Races at

Free youth

trapshoot Saturday

A free youth trapshoot is Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, sponsored by the Willmar Trap Club.

The shoot is west of Willmar on Highway 40 near the county brush site.

Youths must be accompanied by an adult and all firearms must be cased and unloaded.

Lunch and beverages will be provided, as will 12- and 20-gauge shells and ear protection.

For more information, contact Lynette Olson, of the Willmar Trap Club, at 320-796-5918.

Bow Hunt 60 target shoot Aug. 9-10 at PWELC

The West Central Bow Hunter 60 3-D shoot is Aug. 9-10, sponsored by the Little Crow Archers of Willmar and the Swift County Archers of Benson.

The shoot is at the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in rural Spicer.

The 60-target Full Course is $20 for adults, $15 for youth 16-under with a $55 family max. The course can be shot a second time for half price.

The 30-target Half Course is $12 for adults, $8 for youth 16-under with a $32 family max.

For more information, contact Dennis Winzenburg at 320-212-4715, or Jeff Holmquist at 320-492-1965.

Wine, Women and Football Aug. 14

The Wine, Women and Football fundraiser is Aug. 14 at McKinney’s on Southside in Benson.

Benson coach Scott Gonnerman will discuss the sports, with a focus on defense this year.

Tickets are $15 at McKinney’s, or contact Scott or Maureen Gonnerman at 320-843-4057.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Tickets include wine and appetizers.

— Reuters/Staff reports