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Minocqua's Associated Bank branch collecting donations for Children's Miracle NetworkSubmitted: 05/18/2018
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
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lkimble@wjfw.com

Minocqua's Associated Bank branch collecting donations for Children's Miracle Network
MINOCQUA - You probably wouldn't go into a bank where you weren't a member, but Associated Bank in Minocqua hopes anyone and everyone -- members or not -- stops by this month.

The bank wants to raise $1,500 for the Children's Miracle Network.  CMN helps cover medical costs for children in hospitals around the country.

The Minocqua Associated Bank branch started offering donation balloon stickers for a $1 minimum at the beginning of May. Friday, employees also held a bake sale and "Jail and Bail" (where customers can pay to "bail" employees out of a homemade jail cell) to boost some of the donations.

The branch also has a silent auction with various gifts donated by businesses and individuals in the Lakeland area.

"I know all of us colleagues here enjoy it and enjoy being able to give back to our community," branch manager Melissa Doering said. "I think our customers like to see us giving back to our community as well."

Doering said her branch worked with Marshfield Clinic in the past on fundraisers and mutually agreed to collect for the CMN this time. By Friday morning, the branch collected more than $800.

"It shows the generosity of the community and they see the need that we need to be able to help those children in need," Doering said.

The bank's silent auction and balloon sales run through May 29th.

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