Good Neighbors published Aug. 6, 2020

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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Walk in the Park

The Renville County Walk in the Park will be held in 10 communities on Friday evening, Aug. 7.

Teams from every community are busy fundraising and selling raffle tickets and luminaries to support Renville County residents diagnosed with cancer, as well as fund research and Hope Lodge.

Each community will begin with an opening ceremony at 7 p.m. with ringing of church bells or sirens and invocations by local pastors.

The lighting of the luminaries will be at 8:15 p.m. and will be on display for people to drive by, bike by or walk through with appropriate social distancing. The closing ceremony will be at 10 p.m.

The ceremonies will be at Lions Memorial Park in Bird Island, City Ball Park in Buffalo Lake, Voelz Park in Danube, Memorial Park in Fairfax, Veterans Memorial Park in Franklin, Sampson Family Field in Hector, Main Street in Morton, Nester Park in Olivia, Memorial Park in Renville and Lions Park in Sacred Heart. You can follow on the Renville County Walk in the Park Facebook page throughout the evening.


Donations may also be sent to RC Hospital Foundation, Attention Walk in the Park, 100 Healthy Way, Olivia, MN 56277 or online at .

Habitat for Humanity

WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore is accepting 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 St. S. 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 .

Veteran's build applications open: Aug. 14 is the deadline to submit an application for the Veteran's Build which will be designated for a local military individual or family. Learn about qualifying for a Habitat home and how to apply by calling 320-231-2704 or online at .

Charity walk/ride/bike

Charity events such as walkathons, funs, motorcycle rides and bicycle rides in the area will be listed in this calendar, including event details, where it will be held, how to register and fundraising events associated with it.

Kandiyohi County Historical Society: Aug. 9-16, Keeping Our History Alive virtual 5K. Registration deadline is Aug. 8, on the KCHS website at , click on events. Fee is $30 per person. Walk, run, jump or bike the 3.1 miles and post your pictures on the Kandiyohi County Historical Society's Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page when you are done.

L SP Prairie Pothole Bike Tour: Aug. 29, 9 a.m., starting at Monson Lake State Park, Sunburg, 45 miles. Join the Land Stewardship Project’s Robin Moore and Terry VanDerPol for a curated tour complete with local parks, a large native prairie preserve, and insights into how land management affects the region.

The tour also can be joined at Swift Falls around 10:30 a.m., Terrace Mill around noon, at the Ordway Prairie at 1 p.m. (on or off your bike) and will finish back at Monson Lake State Park around 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The suggested sponsorship amount is $1 or more per mile. Registration available on Land Stewardship Project website and for more information or to register by phone, call Robin Moore at 320-269-2105 or email .


National Alliance on Mental Illness: Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. NAMIWalks Minnesota’s DIT (Do It Together) virtual walk will combine virtual “socially distanced” components with “real life” safe-distance celebrations. To find out how to participate, join one of the online meetings. Choose from 6 p.m. July 30, 9 a.m. July 31, noon Aug. 4, noon Aug. 5 or 2 p.m. Aug. 6. To register, “see classes” at or, contact Julia at or 651-645-2948, ext. 104.

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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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