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Residents step up in food drive

Dec. 12, 2012

Helped by an increase in the number of donors and the size of the giving, especially from Pewaukee, Yule Feed Families this past week nearly doubled the giving from the two weeks prior, but has a long way to go to catch the record year of 2011.

This year, including the match given by sponsors Lake Country Reporter and Lake Country Rotary, so far $19,839.10 has been collected for the four benefiting food pantries, North Lake, Hartland, Pewaukee and Kettle Moraine.

There is only one week left in the drive, which expires at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, and Yule Feed Families would need to increase more than four fold to equal last year's unprecedented giving level. There is still time to send or bring your donations or grocery contributions to Lake Country Publications, 810 Cardinal Lane, Suite 210, Hartland, WI.

This past week a total of $9,549.10 was brought in by the community with Mike White of Rapco Fleet Support in Hartland leading all giving with a check for $5,000.

Most notably, it was a big week for Pewaukee. Pewaukee Kiwanis Club led the charge with a check for $2,000. Queen of Apostles Church congregation gave $764.10, Pewaukee Rotary Club, which contributed $500, Beatrice Edgette on behalf of Kirkland Crossing Offering in Pewaukee, turned in a check for $300.

Plus there was an anonymous Hartland giver who wrote a check for $200 and Richard and Denise Ryan of Hartland contributed $150 in memory of Rich Ryan. Karen McCormick of Delafield gave 35 grocery items.

All giving large and small is welcome. As part of the drive, the newspaper and Rotary Club, up to $2,000 each, have agreed to match all the monetary donations at a rate of 70 cents per $1 given and groceries at 40 cents per item. Due to the strong level of giving so far, that match has been fulfilled.

Checks should be made out to Lake Country Foundation or one of the individual food pantries in order to be tax deductible. (Please do not make checks out to Yule Feed Families.)

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Weekend Happenings

Featured this week:  

Family Movie Night: 6 p.m. April 25, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish Center, W314 N7462 Highway 83, North Lake. The movie “Bambi” will start at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Free hot dogs and snacks. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Come in comfy clothes and bring a blanket to relax with. RSVP to the parish office at (262) 966-2191 or at www.blteresaparish.org

Poetry Open Mic Night: 7 p.m. April 25, Books & Company, 1039 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc. Celebrate Poetry Month with an evening a poetry. Read your own or a favorite poet, or enjoy listening to others. Free.

The Brew City Rockers: 9 p.m. April 24, Burke’s Lakeside, 37238 Valley Road, Oconomowoc. The Brew City Rockers are celebrating spring with a party at Burke’s Lakeside. Enjoy a fish fry and stay for the party.

Grow Your Own Salad Gardening Class: 10 a.m. April 25, NuGenesis Farm, N68 W33208 County Road K, Oconomowoc. Join the NuGenesis staff to learn to grow your own delicious and healthy salads at home. $30 recommended donation. www.nugenesisfarm.org

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

 

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