Philanthropy

Children ‘Spread Love’ with fundraisers

Jun 29, 2022
Children raised money for The Peter’s Memorial Fund recently. The Vista Path Gang (pictured above, from left: Lyndon Clausen, Kennedy McCann, Natalie Meyer, Addie Meyer, and Laney Meyer) raised $86.75 selling lemonade and bracelets. They made their donation on Mother’s Day “which was a very special...

Corrected: Local veterans organizations fund Gold Star Mothers Park renovation

Jun 29, 2022
Lake City VFW Post 8729 and its Auxiliary and Lake City American Legion Post 110 Auxiliary provided over $30,000 to fund paving, flag poles, flags and other improvements to Lake City’s Gold Star Mothers Park. Along with the American Flag and POW flag, there are flags for every service branch of...

Five year journey ends with fountain dedication

Jun 22, 2022
Five years of planning, advocating, fundraising, and waiting came to an end Thursday, June 16, with the ceremonial ribbon cutting and dedication of the new interactive fountain at Ohuta Beach in Lake City. Water jets embedded in the concrete spray when activated by a sensor on a yellow pedestal at...

Lake City Federal donates toward Ralph Samuelson statue

Jun 8, 2022
Lake City Federal Bank President Jim Mack presented a check for $1,000 to Destination Lake City (DLC) President John Hutchinson as a Gold Level Contributor towards the construction costs for a life-sized statue of Ralph Samuelson, inventor of water skiing. DLC is a non-profit 501(c) corporation...

Legion donates baseball pitch count scoreboard

May 11, 2022
The Lake City American Legion Post 110 made a donation to the Lake City baseball program this past year. Thanks to the donation, a pitch count wireless scoreboard was added to the current scoreboard. Mel Blattner who has been involved with the American Legion baseball program since 1988 led the...

Habitat for Humanity fundraiser nets nearly $100k for two programs

May 11, 2022
A fundraiser held on April 26 at Willow Brooke Farm in rural Red Wing and raised over $98,000 for Goodhue County Habitat for Humanity Aging in Place and Critical Home Repair programs, according to the organization. The Aging in Place program is being developed to help existing homeowners live...

Kiwanians honor member for donation to children’s fund

Apr 13, 2022
The Lake City Kiwanis Club at a recent weekly luncheon general membership meeting, held at the Port 104, made a presentation and acknowledgement to Kiwanian Carole Berg “for her generous donation to the Kiwanis International Children’s Fund,” the club said in a news release. Lake City Kiwanis Club...

Books for all in honor of former teacher on her birthday

Apr 13, 2022
Recently the Peters Memorial Fund honored former Bluff View Elementary School teacher Tessica Peters by giving every child in grades kindergarten through six a free book on what would have been her birthday. “We put 587 free Books into the hands of our young readers,” the group said. Tessica...

Fresh Market customers round up to support weekend food program

Feb 9, 2022
The Kiwanis Club of Lake City extends a deep appreciation and thank you to Lake City Fresh Market and the shoppers at Fresh Market in supporting the Kiwanis Club President challenge for 2021-2022 in raising $5,000 to support 85 Lake City families with children in need of adequate food in January...

Recipients: Froyd donations leave a ‘wonderful legacy’

Aug 25, 2021
On July 29, the Lake City Food Shelf, the Lake City Public Library, the Hiawatha Animal Humane Society and the Lake City Youth Baseball Association were each paid a surprise visit by John Zimmer and Marsha Valtakis. John and Marsha have been helping care for their neighbor, Robert Froyd as he...

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