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Fourth annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant


Thu, Jun 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston, Minn. - Semcac’s Fillmore County Food Shelf and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the Fourth Annual $150,000 Food Shelf Challenge Grant. Open Your Heart will match donations to the Fillmore County Food Shelf during the month of July, up to $5,000. The more funds the food shelf raises in July, the larger the matching grant from Open Your Heart will be. Minnesota food shelves raised over $1 million last year with this grant and hope to outpace that this year.

There are many ways to donate. You can mail or drop off a check with “Open Your Heart” on the memo line to the food shelf, mail a check to our main office, PO Box 549, Rushford, MN 55971, or you can donate online by going to our donation page on giveMN.org at http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Semcac. No gift is too small. With your gift, we can do great things!

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless believes this approach to hunger alleviation is effective because it brings communities together to solve a growing concern across Minnesota. The $150,000 Challenge will power a statewide initiative that leverages Open Your Heart funding to bring additional dollars to food shelves and increase awareness of child hunger during the summer. Since 1986, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless has targeted millions of dollars to strategically fight hunger in Minnesota. Open Your Heart funds the purchase and transfer of more than one million pounds of fresh produce, meat and dairy products every year through Hunger Solutions Minnesota.

Minnesota food shelves help families obtain the groceries they cannot afford to purchase on their own. People served by food shelves report having to choose between paying for food and paying for utilities and other necessities. Last year, 256 local families, with 672 people, visited the Fillmore County Food Shelf to have nutritious food on their tables and stretch their limited household dollars to meet their basic needs.

Preston Area Tourism receives grant

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The Preston Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to the Preston Area Tourism for a new brochure rack that is located at the Trailhead and new signage on the Preston Trout Float. The new sign was completed in time for the 2013 T ..... 
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Relay for Life team hosting spring shopping spree

Thu, Feb 28th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

The “Major Heroes” Relay for Life Team will be hosting a fundraising event for area community members on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The shopping spree will be at the Fillmore Central Middle School gym in Preston, with ..... 
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F&M Community Bank supports the Chatfield community

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

F & M Community Bank recently made several donations to help support the Chatfield community. The organizations receiving support were: •Chatfield EDA - $500 to be applied to their contract with Community and Economic Development Associates ..... 
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F&M Community Bank promotes Schwarz and Mensink

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

PRESTON, MN – Charles Aug, President of F & M Community Bank, announces the promotions of Mary Schwarz and Sarah Mensink. The bank’s Board of Directors recently elected Mary Schwarz as Vice President and Sarah Mensink as Assistant Vice President ..... 
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Salvation Army seeks local bell ringers and contributions

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Salvation Army kettle season is right around the corner in Preston. You’ll find the kettle and bell ringers in Preston on Wednesday, December 19 at the F&M Bank corner from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in front of P ..... 
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Area resident is a lottery winner

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Congratulations to Cheryl Miller of Preston. Miller won $5,000 by playing the Lottery’s Cash Multiplier scratch game. Miller claimed the prize on Aug. 20, 2012. The winning ticket was purchased at Preston Motor Mart, 209 Kansas St. NW in Preston. ..... 
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NASCAR competitor is ‘driven’ to recognize military women

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

In a male-dominated sport, Jennifer Jo Cobb, a driver with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, is doing something to show that women are just as capable as men. She is the creator of the promotional campaign “Driven2Honor,” which brings recog ..... 
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Bauer Built announces acquisition of Hanson Tire Service, Inc. LeRoy, Minnesota

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Jerry Bauer, President of Bauer Built, Inc. of Durand, Wisconsin announces the acquisition of Hanson Tire Service, Inc. headquartered in LeRoy, Minnesota along with a location in Preston, Minnesota. Hanson Tire has been servicing the Midwest for the ..... 
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