Good Neighbors published Aug. 3, 2022

Submissions about charities, benefits and nonprofit fundraisers for the weekly Good Neighbors calendar published Wednesdays should be emailed to by noon Friday.

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Clara City Lions

CLARA CITY — The Clara City Lions Club will be having a brats stand from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 4 and 18, at Almich's Market in Clara City. Menu may vary between hamburgers, brats and hotdogs, chips and water. Freewill donation.

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.

Keep reading for more of this week's calendar items below the related content.

Other community news:
Submissions about charities, benefits and nonprofit fundraisers for the weekly Good Neighbors calendar published Wednesdays should be emailed to by noon Friday.
The weekly Around Our Region calendar of events is published Wednesdays. Submissions may be emailed to with “Around our Region” in the subject line at least a week in advance.
The Kandiyohi County Historical Society is celebrating its 125th anniversary at the Pioneer Cabin on the Kandiyohi County Fairgrounds.

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 .

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 and search "Granite Falls" under the “Popular in” section.

Kandiyohi County Food Shelf

WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Food Shelf helps people living in Kandiyohi County that are in need of food assistance. It is located at 624 Pacific Ave. SW in Willmar.

Shoe away hunger: Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Plaza One/Panda Garden parking lot on First Street South in Willmar. Community shoe sale of gently used and new shoes of all types for children and adults. Cash, credit and debit cards accepted. Everyone is welcome.

Free produce distribution: Aug. 9, starting at noon, Willmar Civic Center parking lot. Up to five different varieties of Minnesota grown produce will be distributed in this free drive-through event open to all households in need. Please make room in your trunk.

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.

Homeless crisis line

WILLMAR — United Community Action Partnership has a 24/7 crisis line for people experiencing homelessness. The crisis line will operate outside of regular business hours and will be solely dedicated to helping people find emergency shelter.


Anyone in need of shelter should first call their local UCAP office during regular hours. Outside of business hours, those in need should call the crisis line. Those in Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville and Redwood counties should dial 320-587-5244 , ext. 12. Screening questions will be asked to determine eligibility and coordinate appropriate shelter and other services as needed.

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Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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