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Golf fundraisers benefit programs for young people

Lakes Area Restorative Justice raises funds

Seventy-two golfers participated in a golf scramble on Sept. 6, 2012, hosted by Whitefish Golf course and sponsored by Lakes Area Restorative Justice Project (LARJP).

More than $2,000 was raised for LARJPs continued work in Crow Wing County.

Winners of the golf scramble were: first place, Doug and Vicki Dypwick and Gene and Carol Lovro; second place, Jim and Enga Wodziak and Ron and Sandy Meyer; third place, Mike and Susan Finley and Bill and Nancy Carlson. The scramble was followed by a wine and beer tasting, courtesy of Cash Wise Liquor, and an array of appetizers generously donated by five local restaurants: Mayson’s Grill/Moonlite Bay, Norway Ridge, Prairie Bay Grill and Catering and Morey’s Market.

Golfers and guests sampled all the appetizers and voted on their favorite. Maucieri’s was first followed by Morey’s Markets. LARJP thanks all vendors, including Whitefish Golf Club and Mills Fleet Farm for their generous community support. LARJP is a community-directed and supported nonprofit in service to Crow Wing County. LARJP’s mission is to restore the community by holding youth accountable who have caused harm, by also giving the victim and the community a voice for restoration and healing. LARJP expressed a special thank you to The Whitefish Golf Club for sponsoring this event, Mills Fleet Farm for the golf prizes, Cash Wise Liquor, Maucieri’s, Mayson’s Grill/Moonlite Bay, Morey’s Market, Norway Ridge and Prairie Bay Grill & Catering for all the services they provided.

Lakewood’s Foundation

Golf Classic raises $15,000

STAPLES —The 19th annual Lakewood Health System Foundation Golf Classic, co-sponsored by Nyhus Chevrolet-Buick and First International Bank and Trust of Staples, was Aug. 24 at The Vintage at Staples with a total of $15,000 raised for the foundation-sponsored Helmets Worth Wearing and the Children’s Reach Out & Read programs.

“Chix with Stix” handed in the winning scorecard for the 18-hole scramble. Teammates included Bobbe Anderson, Mary Harris, Dan Orth, Kyra Quast and Kim Riewer. The second place team was “Long & Straight” which included John Gordon, Dan Gunderson, Loren Morey, Don Strain and Michael Strain. The third place team was from Nor-Son, Inc. and included Kim Larson, Eric Lein, Steve Poissant and Bob Sweeney.

The success of the Lakewood Health System Foundation Golf Classic was made possible by the generosity of the golfers, hole sponsors and donors. There were 22 teams total and they included First International Bank & Trust, Nyhus Chevrolet-Buick, Brown & Krueger, P.A., BWBR Architects, Chix With Stix, Edina Realty-Penny Nelsen, Geezers & A Youngun’—Dr. Freeman, Howalt-McDowell Insurance, Lakewood Health System—Tim Rice, Lakewood Health System Auxiliary, Long & Straight, Marco, Mayer, Porter & Nelson, Ltd., Metro Sales, Neumann Insulation Co., Nor-Son, Inc., Staples Lions I, Staples Lions II, The Hired Guns—Dr. Freeman, Verndale Lions I, Verndale Lions II and Wipfli CPA’s & Consultants.

Hole sponsors included 3M, Arvig Communication Systems, CentraCare Health System, First International Bank & Trust, Hays Companies, KLN Family Brands, McKesson Provider Technologies, Mid-Central Federal Savings Bank, Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, Midwest Family Eye Center, Nyhus Chevrolet Buick, Pillager Country Dental, Snacks Plus Vending, Staples Eye Clinic, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative, Tri-County Hospital and Unity Bank.

Donors included First International Bank & Trust, Nyhus Chevrolet Buick, Apperts, 3M, Brenny Funeral Chapel, Carmel Apple Orchard Inn, Central McGowan, Inc., Central Minnesota Diagnostic, Inc., Coca Cola, CTC, Elim Care, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, KLN Family Brands, Lakewood Health System Physicians, Metro Sales, Inc., Pillager Country Dental, Snacks Plus Vending and The Liquor Depot.

For more information, visit or call Heidi Chapman at 218-894-8503.

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