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Good Neighbors published May 11, 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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Elizabeth Fischer Elfering

LAKE LILLIAN — A pork dinner benefit for Elizabeth Elfering will be from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Horseshoe Bar in Lake Lillian. Elfering is undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Liz and her husband, Tom, live in Bird Island with their three children. Freewill donation for the pork dinner. There will be a silent auction, and donations for it are being accepted at the bar.

Knights of Columbus

WILLMAR — The Knights of Columbus will serve an omelet breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Willmar. Adult tickets are $12, ages 8-16 are $6, under 8 are free, with family maximum of $30. Cash or checks only.

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.

  • Kandiyohi County Historical Society: May 13-22, I Love Local History virtual 5K run/walk. Registration deadline is May 13 at a cost of $30 for adults, $10 for ages 12 and under. Register on the Kandiyohi County Historical Society website at and click on events. Walk, run, jog, on a treadmill or walking the dog, anywhere in the world, the 3.1 miles and post your pictures on the Kandiyohi County Historical Society's Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page when you are done.

Free paper shredding

WILLMAR — A paper shredding event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home parking lot in Willmar. The cost to have documents shredded is a donation to the Willmar Area Food Shelf. The Boy Scouts will help carry your boxes (limit two per household) and also will collect old, tattered American flags for proper disposal. The Lions will be there collecting old eye glasses, hearing aids and shoes to be distributed to low-income countries.

Donna Middleton 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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