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Good Neighbors published Nov. 22, 2019

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

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Poultry bingo

SPICER — The Spicer American Legion Auxiliary will have a poultry bingo from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Legion in Spicer. Turkeys, hams and special prizes for children.

Marathon Petroleum

WILLMAR — The Nondestructive Testing Program at Ridgewater College in Willmar has received a DJIS-1000/Zenmuse drone from Marathon Petroleum’s St. Paul Park Refinery. Second-year students will learn another method of inspection — for anything from tall stacks to pipeline right of way — that is gaining momentum in the industry.

Christensen Farms

WILLMAR — In honor of Veterans Day, Christensen Farms, one of the largest family-owned pork producers in the country, donated a total of $10,000 to veterans support organizations across the Midwest. Disabled Veterans of America Chapter 24 in Montevideo and Chapter 34 in Willmar were among the recipients.

Willmar Area Community Foundation

WILLMAR — The Willmar Area Community Foundation has opened its annual grant round to fund programs that focus this year 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 select “WACF General Grants.” The deadline is Jan. 15.

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The Foundation continues its work to target projects and programs that support the “Opportunity Gap” movement. It refers to the vast and growing differences in opportunities available to children and families nationwide described by Dr. Robert Putnam in his bestselling book “Our Kids: the American Dream in Crisis.”

E-quip Africa

WILLMAR — E-quip Africa in Willmar is accepting newer, smaller computers such as laptops and slim or compact desktops which are easier to ship. All computers need their original power supplies, cords, keyboards and mice and be in good working condition. They need to be Windows machines running Windows 7, 8.1 or 10. Call 320-894-1680 for more information or how to donate equipment. A $25 cash donation is suggested which will help us ship the computers to West African schools.

Habitat for Humanity

WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota ReStore is accepting donations of building materials, large appliances, furniture and more. All donations must be approved by staff before acceptance. Donations can be brought to 2424 First Street South in 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 contact 320-235-9000 or www.habitatwcm.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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