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MVAC is recruiting for Board Members in Sibley County.

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MVAC is recruiting for Board Members in Sibley County. We are seeking private-sector representatives of business, non profit organizations or other entities, who bring enthusiasm and creativity as we work to mitigate and eliminate the causes and effects of poverty within South Central Minnesota. For more information contact Amanda Mackie at 507-345-6822or amanda@mnvac.org

SAVE THE DATE! 2nd Annual Bad Prom 5k Fun Run/Walk and After Party September 16, 2017

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


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MinnStar Bank – medal sponsor;    Strong Fathers Program – lanyard Sponsor;  United Prairie Bank Arizona Olive Oil Co – Kilometer Sponsors;  Lloyd Management – Prom Sponsor; Curiosi-Tea House – Start Line Sponsor

Big Hair, tacky dresses and awkward dance moves….Prom in The 80’s. Relive it all at the blast-from-the-past MVAC Bad Prom 5k. This is your chance to don that powder blue tux or tulle, ruffled and velvet dress. Join MVAC at the Midtown Tavern in Old Town on Saturday, September 16th for a trip back to the Decade of Decadence. This untimed 5k fun run/walk is 21 plus. Your 5k registration includes a T shirt and finishers will receive the most unique medal in town… Food is provided and beverages will be available. The finish line will have you feeling like you’re right back in your High School gym with the Bad Prom dance at the Midtown Tavern. Not a runner? Wallflowers welcome! Join us as we dance the night away to all your favorite 80’s dance hits with Doug Gerdes coming back to DJ! . Register for the 5k or buy Prom tickets below.



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

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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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Allen’s Concessions – Food Wagon


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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Minnesota Valley Action Council, Inc. Received Books
to Promote Early Literacy

MVAC was one of 29 organizations to receive donated books through Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s (SMIF) BookStart program, a partnership between SMIF and Capstone, based in Mankato. This grant program, which awarded a total of 10,000 books valued at $186,375.00, is one of SMIF’s early childhood efforts focused on providing resources so all children can have a healthy life of learning, achieving, and succeeding.

MVAC was selected to receive 650 books valued at $12,110.00, because they provide outstanding early literacy opportunities for young children and their families within South Central Minnesota. MVAC will incorporate the books into their Head Start program by giving them out to all families at Site Orientations in the fall. At this event, young children will receive one of the books to take home and keep and kick off the year to start reading.

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