RHINELANDER - Raffles, bake sales, and athletic competitions can be popular ways to raise money for various causes.
But one group uses a different strategy to raise money for three area food pantries.
Motorcycle enthusiasts gathered in Rhinelander for the 8th annual St. Pat's Day Motorcycle Swap Meet.
As you can imagine, there were plenty of motorcycle parts for sale.
But organizers wanted to cater to all kinds of interests.
"We have motorcycle parts here for sale. We have knick-nakery stuff here for sale. We have a little bit here for everyone," said Reed Baresch, an event organizer.
Jewelry, household items, and a gun raffle helped to also raise money for Camp American Legion in Lake Tomahawk.
"We just know that times are tough for a lot of people. Some people need help. We know that the veterans really need the help up there. We like to give back to the community as much as we can. We've been doing this for eight years and we're going to try and stay for as long as we can," said Baresch.
Organizers hoped to raise more than 3-thousand dollars.
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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