Stearns County to hold seized, surplus auction
Stearns County will hold a spring auction to sell seized and surplus property on Saturday, April 28 at the Stearns County Public Works building, 455 28th Ave. S., Waite Park, three blocks south of Mill’s Fleet Farm. Site opens at 8 a.m.; auction begins at 9:30 a.m. Items include many cars, trucks and SUVs; a John Deere tractor; flat bed and skid loader trailers; mowers; a wood chipper; a snow blower; a fuel tank and pump; gas oil storage tanks, front bumpers for late model Mack trucks; a mini bike; tools and hardware; office machines and furniture; assorted concrete culverts; and many other miscellaneous items. To get more information on the auction, a list of what is for sale and to see photos, visit midwestauctions.com or auctionzip.com and click on Benoit Auction Service.
Stone Poneys baseball fundraiser, raffle set April 29 at Blue Line
The Blue Line Sports Bar and Grill in Sartell will host a fundraiser and raffle for the Sartell Stone Poneys baseball team from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 29.
The fundraiser is to help offset summer costs of umpires, field dues, equipment, uniforms, league fees and tournaments; 20 percent of proceeds will be donated to Stone Poneys.
Raffle tickets will be sold; you do not need to be present to win. There will be five prize packages to choose from.
See stoneponeys.com for more information on the raffle prizes.
St. Joseph Legion needs baseball players
The St Joseph Legion Post 328 is looking for youth between the ages of 16 to 19 who would like to play summer Legion baseball. The season starts the first week in June and runs through mid July. The team plays 12 games, six home and six away. All home games are played at Schneider Field in St Joseph. There is no cost to the players. The Legion post sponsors the team and provides liability insurance to all coaches and players. For those who would like to play, or have additional questions, call or email Mike Staller at 612-730-0879 mstaller@Comcast.net.
Hospice seeks pet therapy
St Croix Hospice is looking for compassionate individuals and their furry friends to visit people affected by a life-limiting illness. Pet therapy has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and physical and emotional pain. Volunteers are needed from central Minnesota. Visits are typically made once a week and the schedule is flexible. Contact Caitlin Tierney, St. Croix Hospice volunteer coordinator, at 320-252-2803 or email@example.com.
Applications open rural poverty programs
The Central Minnesota Community Foundation and the Initiative Foundation are now excepting applications for the 2018 Rural Poverty Grant Round which is available to area nonprofits, schools and government agencies that work to reduce poverty in rural areas.The deadline for submission in June 30. To apply for the grant and to receive additional information, visit http://communitygiving.org/grant/rural-poverty-fund-grants/21.
Pathways 4 Youth seeks volunteers
Pathways 4 Youth provides meaningful one-time and long-term opportunities. To learn more about becoming a volunteer, sign up online to attend a training session. There are also group volunteer opportunities on-site as well fundraising activities. Contact Katlyn Walz, volunteer coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pathways4youthmn.org to learn more.
Boys, Girls Club needs Cinco De Mayo help
Roosevelt Boys & Girls Club is hosting a Cinco De Mayo event for members and needs 10-12 volunteers from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, May 4. Volunteers will help with carnival-style games and serving food. Volunteers will need to fill out a generic background check consent form because they will be working directly with children. Contact Tabatha Notsch, Boys & Girls Club, at email@example.com.
Catholic Charities is looking for a volunteer receptionist
Catholic Charities needs a volunteer to answer phones and take messages for staff, greet people at the front door and accept packages from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Kris Roberts, volunteer coordinator, at 320-229-4590 or firstname.lastname@example.org.