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Featured Event

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m.

$50 / General Seating

$600 / Reserved Table for 8

Sample the area’s best soup and vote for your favorite!

Trophies awarded for the People’s Choice and Celebrity Judges Choice

Gourmet Soup Dinner, Silent Auction and Live Auction

Entertainment By Tim Gabrielson – The Magic of Comedy



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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 Nortech Systems

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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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

MVAC is pleased to announce that it received a grant from the Community Action Leadership Institute Innovative Program Fund. This grant will fund a pilot program to provide education, tools and training for low income families who would like to learn how to grow, harvest, and preserve their own food through canning. We will partner with the Center for Earth, Spirituality and Rural Ministry to provide this exciting opportunity for Head Start Families this fall. The Food Hub will supply fresh, local foods for the program.

Thank You to everyone that was a part of the Bad Prom 5k Fun Run/Walk and Dance! It was a blast!

Thank you Express Care Auto Center for your Selfie Sponsorship, Lloyd Management for becoming a kilometer sponsor, Coupons.com for being the Prom Sponsor and SouthPoint Financial Credit Union for the Medal and Bag Sponsor!

Thank you Sport Pix for photographing the event and Selfies To Go for making fun memories!



Minnesota Valley Action Council Celebrate’s 50 years

Minnesota Valley Action Council hosted its 50th annual meeting on Monday, July 18, 2016 at the Mankato Best Western. This meeting highlighted the successes of an achiever and a supporter of MVAC from each of the nine counties in the MVAC service area.

An Achiever is described as having demonstrated success by: Overcoming multiple barriers; and/or Has made significant progress towards self-reliance: and/or Has achieved self-sufficiency.

A supporter has provided exceptional service to MVAC or one of our participants to help them succeed; and/or Contributed money, space or products to an MVAC Program; and/or Volunteered time and/or resources that support MVAC; and/or has supported MVAC’s work through their partnership with MVAC.

Besides the county awards, South Central WorkForce Center was honored as a partner and Charles Guggisberg was honored as the Roger J Wolfe 2016 recipient for he selfless giving for the people and community in Brown County.

Thanks to staff, and board members who make it all happen!

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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