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 - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
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