volunteerism

Great River Homes - Neighbors’ friendship represents ‘true spirit of volunteerism’

Apr 21, 2021
Great River Homes (GRH), provides services to individuals who need 24 hour supports and also to individuals who are living independently in the community but need occasional support. Individuals living independently are encouraged to get to know their neighbors as a normal part of living in the...

Food shelf is here to help thanks to community support

Apr 7, 2021
Thanks to our community for the ongoing support for the Lake City Food Shelf. The past year we have made many changes to our delivery system to make curbside a reality for our clients. We’ve had many new volunteers in 2020 and have appreciated help from high school and college students. In May,...

Participants wanted for April 24 community clean-up event

Apr 7, 2021
Destination Lake City (DLC) is inviting the community to join them for a spring clean up day for Lake City on April 24, weather permitting. On that day participants will gather at 10 a.m. at Ohuta Park and then clean up along the waterfront to the north and to the south of Ohuta. The clean-up will...

Biggest free food distribution yet planned for March 5

Mar 3, 2021
Volunteers are preparing for the largest pop-up food distribution to date, and they are looking for help. On March 5, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Underwood Park parking lot on North 10th Street, they expect to distribute 600 boxes of food for free to anyone impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each...

Food shelf volunteers work 
in sub-zero temperatures

Feb 10, 2021
Lake City Food Shelf volunteer Sandy Bendickson submitted these photos of Food shelf volunteers serving clients on Saturday, Feb. 6, when, according to the National Weather Service, temperatures were below zero for much of the day and only topped out at 1 degree. Because of the pandemic, clients...

Nichols: River Walk legacy continues

Aug 26, 2020
One of my favorite things to do as mayor is to witness and celebrate community successes. These successes inherently involve a group of citizens or city staff achieving defined goals and objectives. It is a thrill for me to see folks light up with excitement in doing something good for the...

Food shelf faces volunteer shortage

Aug 19, 2020
The Lake City Food Shelf says it is “in critical need of new volunteers” who can make a monthly commitment to at least three shifts of two hours and 15 minutes each. The Food Shelf is open three days a week, Tuesday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and...

Packing for the weekend rep presents to Rotary Club

Nov 20, 2019
Al Thompson presented to the Lake City Rotary Club on Nov. 18 about Packing for the Weekend. Packing for the Weekend provides families with children with a package of food (in a backpack) for the weekend consisting of a variety of food including bread and milk (and occasionally egg) vouchers for...

Letter: Kids' coat drive set to begin

Oct 2, 2019
To the editor: It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to the winter months ahead and keeping our Lake City resident children warm. For the sixth year now Koats for Kidz has been providing warm coats to those who are in need of them at no cost. This year is no exception. Anyone in need...

Baker’s dozen of Lions pick up highway trash

Aug 29, 2019
Thirteen members of the Lake City Lions Club picked up trash along a stretch of Highway 61 extending southward from Roschen Park on Aug. 21. 12 are pictured.

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