Good Neighbors published Nov. 9, 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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Marilyn Lohse

RAYMOND — A potato bar benefit for Marilyn Lohse will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Raymond. Freewill donation for potato bar, and there will be a silent auction.

Plumhoff family

SARTELL — A spaghetti dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at The Waters Church in Sartell for the Matt and Jinae Plumhoff family. There will be a silent auction and kids carnival. Matt is battling kidney cancer and has had two bouts of COVID-19. His wife, Jinae, is the daughter of Bob and Deb Roelofs, of Spicer.

Clara City Lions

CLARA CITY — The Clara City Lions will serve a pancake supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at MACCRAY High School. Freewill donation. Christmas trees will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, in the Almich’s Market parking lot.

Keep reading for more of this week's calendar items below the related content.

Other community news:
The Clubs & Organizations calendar is published weekly on Thursdays. Email submissions to by 5 p.m. Monday.
Submissions about charities, benefits and nonprofit fundraisers for the weekly Good Neighbors calendar published Wednesdays should be emailed to by noon Friday.
The weekly Around Our Region calendar of events is published Wednesdays. Submissions may be emailed to with “Around our Region” in the subject line at least a week in advance.

Appleton Food Shelf

APPLETON — The Appleton Food Shelf is a satellite site of the Prairie Five food banks. It is open 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at Zion Lutheran Church.


Appleton Area Health: Through November, collecting boxes of breakfast cereal for the food shelf. Donations may be left in the front entry of the Appleton Area Health clinic during business hours.

Christmas 2022

WILLMAR — To add something to this calendar, send an email to with Christmas 2022 in the subject line.

Willmar toy drive: Through Dec. 23, new unwrapped toys can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays in the big box under the canopy at the Willmar Community Center for youth in Kandiyohi County.

Community toy swap: Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Willmar. Come swap or pick out some free used toys just in time for the holidays. Used toys in good condition may be donated in the box outside the church. For more information, call Sarah at 208-866-1944 .

Habitat for Humanity

WILLMAR — 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 .

Kandiyohi County Food Shelf

WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Food Shelf helps people living in Kandiyohi County that are in need of food assistance. The food shelf is are 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.

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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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