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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


Promo code PROM17 for 5k discount of 10%. good through 7/31/17

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MinnStar Bank – medal sponsor;    Strong Fathers Program – lanyard Sponsor;  United Prairie Bank Arizona Olive Oil Co – Diamond Vogel – 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.



MVAC is recruiting for Board Members in Sibley County.

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Seeking Board members

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

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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Allen’s Concessions – Food Wagon


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MVAC is celebrating it's 51st year on July 17th. To honor that accomplishment we are offering a 10% discount for our Bad Prom 5k Fun Run/Walk (September 16th)single and couple's entry fees. Register at www.mnvac.org by July 31st to get your discount!!! Use promo code PROM17 ...

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Announcing MVAC's 2017
Achiever and Supporter award winners
and Roger J Wolfe Award Winne

Each year staff from each county recognize an Achiever from their county who has:
• Overcoming multiple barriers; and/or
• Has made significant progress towards self-reliance: and/or
• Has achieved self-sufficiency

2017 Achiever's

Blue Earth County- William Vann Sr. and Skilene Olson
Brown County - Kasey Geiger
Faribault County - Cathy McCarthy
LeSueur County - Molly Feist
Martin County - Mirka Sandoval
Nicollet County - Andrea Ramierz
Sibley County - Norma Juarez
Waseca County - Julia Guenther
Watonwan County - Priscilla Lopez

Each year staff from each county recognize a Supporter from their county who 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 us

2017 Supporter's
Blue Earth County- Angie Thomson
Brown County - Riverbend Ed District
Faribault County - Interfaith Caregivers
LeSueur County - Hunter Baker - Cleveland School
Martin County - Kevin Schmitz - The Ranch Restaurant
Nicollet County - Mohamed Abdulkadir
Sibley County - Barbara Kranz - Gaylord Public Library
Waseca County - Stacy Thompson - CADA
Watonwan County - Beth Labenz - Watonwan County Extension

2017 Roger J Wolfe Award Winner: Yvonne O'Brien

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