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Good Neighbors published June 8, 2022

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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St. Johns Roadrunners

WILLMAR — The St. Johns Roadrunners 4-H Club will be operating the Cash Wise Foods brat stand in Willmar from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 10-11. 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.

Link Rib Fest

NEW LONDON — The eighth annual “Smokin' for The Link" Rib Fest fundraiser will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11, in New London's city parking lot across from the American Legion. Tickets are $25 for five samples and one piece of pie. VIP tickets (designed for two people) are $100 and include rib samples from each rib team, two pieces of pie and two beverages.

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. Thursday, June 17, at Almich's Market in Clara City. Menu may vary between hamburgers, brats and hotdogs, with chips and water. Freewill donation.

Support Our Troops

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs announced the recipients of the competitive Support Our Troops license plate fund grant program. Prairie Five Community Action Council Inc. received a $80,000 grant to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van and provide transportation to Minnesota veterans in the five-county region of Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac qui Parle, Swift and Yellow Medicine.

The license plate fund grant program offers a competitive grant process which allows organizations to apply for funding. These grants, ranging from $1,000 to $100,000, are focused on supporting and improving the lives of veterans and their families.

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 Clubs & Organizations calendar is published weekly on Thursdays. Email submissions to news@wctrib.com by 5 p.m. Monday.
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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.
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.