Philanthropy

Near-record results for Sail for Leukemia

Aug 1, 2018
Sunny skies, warm temperatures, but little wind on the weekend of July 28 and 29 brought close to record numbers of visitors to Lake City to participate in and support the 22nd Annual Sail for Leukemia. 110 volunteers helped raise over $20,000, with more contributions coming in. There were 590...

City, VFW renovate Gold Star Mothers Park

Jul 12, 2018
A $9,200 renovation of Gold Star Mothers Park is now complete. Located at the corner of Park Street and Lakeshore Drive in Lake City, the park is named for the mothers of members of the United States armed forces who were killed in action and dedicated to armed forces veterans. Monuments in the...

Fire dept. raffle winners announced

Jul 12, 2018
The raffle winners drawn at the Lake City Firemen’s Dance on July 7 were: 1. Jeff Daggett - 2003 PT Cruiser donated by Tom Heffernan Ford 2. Randy Meincke - Electric wall-mount fireplace donated by Hearth and Home Technologies 3. Joe Grobe - $500 cash donated by Federal-Mogul 4. Tina Blattner - $...

Lake City man helps Texas town land $400,000 grant

Jul 3, 2018
A Lake City resident’s efforts are helping a Texas community rebuild following Hurricane Harvey. The Mustang Island town of about 3,500 on Texas’ gulf coast found itself in the path of the Category 4 hurricane last summer, which caused an estimated $125 billion in damage in the state. Among the...

Education Foundation awards additional grants thanks to donors

Jun 20, 2018
On May 31, the Lake City Education Foundation (LCEF) awarded 15 grants to the Lake City school district. LCEF grants will support students in all grade levels throughout the 2018-19 school year and are valued at $10,254. Multiple corporate and individual partnerships were significant in making...

Food Shelf invites community to open house

Jun 7, 2018
Hundreds of donors in the community make the work of the Lake City Food Shelf possible, according to Executive Director Carole Helgerson, “and we want to thank as many of them in person as we can.” An open house at 600 South 8th Street is planned for Saturday, June 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. Light...

5K-9 raises over $500 for humane society

May 24, 2018
Runners, walkers and their canine companions turned out May 12 for the annual Anytime Fitness and Lake Pepin Pet Clinic 5K-9 race. The event raised over $500 for the Hiawatha Animal Humane Society. “A huge measure of thanks are sent from the humane society to the sponsors of the event ... and to...

Seven on the move thanks to new bikes from Mayo

May 24, 2018
Seven Bluff View Elementary School students were the grand prize winners of the school’s Bluff View On The Move program, which encourages children to put away electronics and get active for a few weeks in the spring. Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City provided funding to purchase one new bike...

VFW: Inspect and replace flags

May 16, 2018
Every year before Memorial Day, VFW Post 8729 in Lake City purchases American flags and puts them up on Lakeshore Drive during the summer. They also supply Lake City government buildings, the pier turn around, parks, and cemeteries with flags. The VFW wants to remind people who fly the flag at...

Fundraiser rounds up $1,807.69 for Lake City Education Foundation

May 3, 2018
The Lake City Education Foundation (LCEF) raised $1,807.69 during its spring round-up campaign at Fiesta Foods. During the campaign shoppers were able to round their grocery bill up to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the education foundation. “The Lake City Education Foundation...

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