Good Neighbors published May 24, 2023

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Willmar Music Matters

WILLMAR โ€” Willmar Music Matters is sponsoring a musical instrument donation drive during the month of May. Used orchestra and band instruments will be collected, repaired and loaned to students. The goal is to remove financial barriers and to increase student participation in instrumental music programs in Willmar Public Schools. Willmar Schools currently offer orchestra in grades 4-12 and band in grades 6-12.

Instrument donations can be dropped off at Willmar Middle School, Assembly of God Church, Bethel Lutheran Church, Calvary Lutheran Church, St. Maryโ€™s Catholic Church or Vinje Lutheran Church through the month of May. Donors will be provided with a receipt upon request.

Willmar Music Matters will help provide the financial support needed for the repair and maintenance of these instruments. To make a financial contribution, make checks payable to โ€œWillmar Music Matterโ€ and mail to Willmar Music Matters, P O Box 507, Willmar, MN 56201, or donate online at . Donations are tax-deductible.

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Other community news:
Little Crow Ski Team begins fun-filled shows at Neer Park on June 2. Shows will take place nearly every Friday evening from June through August.
From powwows to art crawls to church services, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
The summer season consists of three shows at the theater in downtown Willmar, Minnesota.

Kandiyohi County Food Shelf

WILLMAR โ€” The Kandiyohi County Food Shelf helps people living in Kandiyohi County who are in need of food assistance. It is located at 624 Pacific Ave. S.W. 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.

Habitat for Humanity

WILLMAR โ€” Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore accepts donations of appliances, furniture, cabinetry, building materials and more. All donations must be approved by staff before acceptance. Donations can be brought to 4722 Highway 71 N.E., north of 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, call 320-235-9000 or see the website at .

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The West Central Tribune newsroom can be reached via email: or phone 320-235-1150.
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