Good Neighbors published July 6, 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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Charity walk/ride/bike

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

Walk, Run & Wag 5K: July 20, 6 p.m., Lions Park and Willmar Dog Park, Willmar. Check-in and registration at 5:30 p.m., walk at 6 p.m. The Willmar Noon Lions Club host the third annual family-friendly fundraiser for all ages and their canine companions. Choose to walk, run or wag for 3.24 miles or do a shorter alternative route. Ages 18 and older for $20, immediate family max of $40. Register 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.

Lloyd Hovey/AAHFS: The Atwater Area Help for Seniors program annual four-person scramble in memory of Lloyd Hovey will be July 16 at Island Pine Golf Course in Atwater. Cost of $65 per person includes green fees, cart, gift bag and box lunch. Call Josh for tee time, starting at 8 a.m., at 320-974-8600 or email .

St. John’s Roadrunners

WILLMAR — The St. Johns Roadrunners 4-H Club will be operating the Cash Wise brat stand in Willmar from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 22. The funds raised will be used to support Community Pride activities including the seven Little Free Libraries the club stewards weekly in the Willmar community.


Alvin Wieber

DAWSON — A barbecue meal benefit for Alvin Wieber will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Lac qui Parle County Park, 2299 337th Avenue, northeast of Dawson. Wieber has been diagnosed with aggressive stage four B-cell lymphoma cancer. There will be live music, a silent auction, and freewill donation for the meal. Bring your own lawn chairs.

Kandiyohi County Food Shelf

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

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.

Grant opportunity: Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announces the annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant. The nonprofit will proportionally match cash donations to Kandiyohi County Food Shelf during the month of July. The more funds Kandiyohi County Food Shelf raises in July, the larger the matching grant will be. You can mail your check to Kandiyohi County Food Shelf, 624 Pacific Ave. S.W., Willmar, MN 56201 or donate online at .
This summer, between the kids being home from school and more families experiencing economic hardship due to inflation, soaring food and gas prices, and the impacts of expiring COVID-19 pandemic relief programs, organizations are seeing a greater level of need. Hunger Solutions Minnesota is the statewide organization that coordinates this challenge grant opportunity.

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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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