RHINELANDER - Local food pantries got a thirteen thousand dollar boost from a month long challenge last December.
The Northwoods community and Peoples State Bank joined forces to help out local food pantries.
This is the fourth year the bank challenged the community to raise food and money.
Peoples State Bank asked local communities to make food and cash donations.
The bank offered to match up to 5-thousand dollars of donations at each branch according to Rhinelander Area Food Pantry General Manager Jane Motowski.
"It's worked very well for us. We've gotten over two-thousand dollars every time they've done it. The community is very generous because we usually end up getting about the biggest check that's given out."
Almost 1,700 dollars went to the Vilas Food Pantry. The rest of the money went to the Lakeland Food Pantry and the Marathon County Hunger Coalition.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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