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Good Neighbors published Dec. 31, 2020

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

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West Central Association of Realtors

The West Central Association of Realtors donated $1,424 to the Kandiyohi County Food Shelf through their “Realtors Helping Communities” program.

Willmar Area Community Foundation

WILLMAR — The Willmar Area Community Foundation has opened its annual grant round to fund programs that this year focus on three different areas: addressing the achievement gap for youth, increasing community connections and welcoming diverse populations, and supporting productive aging.

Eligible organizations must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, school or government entity that serves residents of Kandiyohi County. For additional information and the online application, visit www.communitygiving.org/grants and scroll down to “WACF General Grants.” The deadline is Jan. 15.

This past year, the foundation invested $100,000 into the Willmar Area Response Fund which helps to support local relief efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic, including wide-scale initiatives to help meet critical basic needs as well as sustaining local organizations providing critical services through recovery.

2021 Polar Plunge

SPICER — The in-person 2021 Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota in Spicer has been canceled due to COVID-19.

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There is still the opportunity to do a “virtual plunge.” The rules are simple: Get cold, be safe and don’t forget to document it. Virtual plungers should never attempt to jump into a lake, river or any other body of water for the virtual plunge. To register for and ideas for the virtual plunge, go to plungemn.org .

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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 dmiddleton@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4341.
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The weekly Around Our Region calendar of events is published Wednesdays. Submissions may be emailed to news@wctrib.com with “Around our Region” in the subject line at least a week in advance.
Submissions about charities, benefits and nonprofit fundraisers for the weekly Good Neighbors calendar published Wednesdays should be emailed to news@wctrib.com by noon Friday.
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