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Thank you for making Warm Your Heart 2017 a huge success!


Friesen’s Family Bakery and Bistro  awarded the People’s Choice


Cup & Saucer & Sweet Shoppe awarded the Celebrity Judges Choice

Thank you to our Celebrity Judges:

Anna Thill – Visit Mankato

Heather Fisher – Salvage Sisters

Joe Steck – Mankato Times

Matt DuRose – Mankato Department of Public Safety

Spence – 95.7 The Rock


Thank you to Lori Marie Photography for the photography


to our Presenting Sponsor ~ MinnStar Bank; Print Sponsor ~ Corporate Graphics Commercial; Media Sponsor ~ Alpha Media.; Diamond Sponsor ~ Nash Bros. Construction; Denim Sponsor ~ Brown and Brown Insurance and ISG

If you are interested in a sponsorship or donating a live or silent auction item, please contact Sheila Ous or Ann Macgregor 507-345-6822


to these participating restaurants! There is still room to participate. If you are a restaurant and would like to join in please contact Sheila or Ann 507-345-6822

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February 4, 2017 – April 15, 2017


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Applications are now available for the 2017 Energy Assistance Program that runs from September 2016 through May 2017. The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps low income households pay a portion of their heating and electric bills. This program is available to both individuals and families who are income eligible. For more information and application click here

MVAC Awarded Grant for Food Preservation Classes for Low Income Families

Head Start is taking applications for 2016-2017 school year! Apply on-line or call to schedule an appointment after February 5th, 2016.

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Access free tax prep sites and additional information to assist you with your taxes.

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Voter registration is a very simple process. Minnesota Valley Action Council staff can help you with it.

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Phone Service

Link Up Minnesota is a program designed to provide eligible individuals with a reduction of one-half of the local telephone service connection and installation charges, up to $30.

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Watch for Head Start staff out canvassing in your communities April 22-29. They will be spreading the word about the Head Start opportunities in your community.

Head Start is a Family-Centered Program with Preschool Classroom and Home Visit Opportunities. We serve ages 0-5. You may see a post-it on your door or receive a goodie bag if they visit with you.

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