Good Neighbors published Aug. 4, 2021

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

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Shoe Away Hunger

WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Food Shelf is having a “Shoe Away Hunger” community shoe sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Plaza One (Panda Garden) parking lot on First Street in Willmar. A bus and a trailer full of shoes will be coming from the Twin Cities with gently used and new shoes for children and adults. Children's shoes will be $2 for gently used and $5 for new; adult shoes $5 and $10 for the same, respectively. Cash, credit and debit cards will be accepted.

Charity walk/ride/bike

Charity events such as walkathons, funs, motorcycle rides and bicycle rides in the area are listed here, including event details, location, registration and also fundraising events associated with it.

Renville County: Aug. 6, 4:30 to 10 p.m., Cast Away Cancer Walk in the Park, Nester Park, Olivia. Community dinner 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., survivor registration 5 p.m., program featuring guest speaker Izzy O’Neill 7 p.m., closing ceremony 10 p.m.

Toys for Tots

WILLMAR — The eighth annual disc golf tournament to raise funds for Toys for Tots will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Robbins Island Disc Golf Course in Willmar. Each golfer will play two rounds of 20 holes, by division. For more information and to register, see .

Willmar Kiwanis

WILLMAR — The Willmar Kiwanis is seeking nominations for the Kiwanis Touch-A-Life award. Since 1978, the club has recognized a citizen of Kandiyohi County who has an outstanding record of volunteering service to the community.


Typically, the award winner has provided ongoing volunteer service to the community, his or her church, the school system, local government or other organizations or programs. The first awardee was Bev Rosenbaum and the most recent three were Carol Myers, Dennis Benson and Earl Knutson.

Nomination forms as well as the history of the award are available from Kiwanis President Pastor Scott Thompson at or online at . Nominations will be accepted until Aug. 31.

PWELC Prairie Stars

SPICER — The annual "Music Under the Prairie Stars" benefit will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in rural Spicer. Tickets are $50 each for the dinner, live music, cocktails, “green” silent auction and live “Fund a Need” auction for the biomass boiler project. Call 320-354-5894 for more. Proceeds will benefit environmental education for youth.

Litchfield Opera House

LITCHFIELD — A soup or chili feed fundraiser will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Litchfield Opera House. The band Group Decision will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. The 10-piece professional band plays music from the 1940s to today, swing, big band, rock, blues and Latin.

Habitat for Humanity

WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore accepts donations of building materials, large appliances, furniture and more. All donations must be approved by staff before acceptance. Donations can be brought to 2424 First Street South in Willmar between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact 320-235-9000 or .

Related Topics: EVENTSFAMILY
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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