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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!

Thank you Express Care Auto Center for your Selfie Sponsorship!!! Visit them at expresscareautomn.com/

MVAC would like to thank Lloyd Management for becoming a kilometer sponsor! lloydmanagementinc.com

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 Mankato Brewery on Saturday, September 10th for a trip back to the Decade of Decadence. This untimed 5k fun run/walk is 21 plus. 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 Mankato Brewery. Not a runner? Wallflowers welcome! Join us as we dance the night away to all your favorite 80’s dance hits. Register for the 5k or buy Prom tickets below.

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

Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, donated or volunteered for the 4th Annual Warm Your Heart fundraiser. We were truly humbled by your generosity. This event would not be possible with out the contributions of many. A special thanks to MinnStar Bank, Bremer Bank, Spherion Staffing Services, Bo Nash Construction, Alpha Media and Corporate Graphics and to the 18 wonderful restaurants that provided the soup, bread and desserts.

Congratulations to Lola’s Larkspur for the “People’s Choice” Award and to Number 4 for the “Celebrity Judge’s Choice” Award

Proceeds to benefit the creation of a vehicle maintenance, repair, and education fund enabling the local workforce to be on the job, on time, every day.

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