Letter to the Editor

Thanks you for supporting CARES

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dickinson County CARES would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the following businesses and individuals for their generous support and donations for our CARES Carnival on April 22: Anne Jackson, Andrea Loerts, Arnolds Park Amusement, Arrowwood/Minerva's, Blank Park Zoo, Boulders Inn of Okoboji, Bridges Bay/Boji Splash Water Park, Brooks Golf Club, Business Today, Casey's General Stores, Carolan Rental & N-Flatable Fun, Central Bank, Christiansen-Bieri Dental Office, Coca-Cola, Daily Addiction, Dickinson County News, Elegance, Fare You Well food truck, Fareway, Farmers Savings Bank, Fridley Theatres, Grand Occasions, Grapetree, Great Lakes Edging, Great Lakes Motors, Hey, Good Cookies!, Hy-Vee, Iowa Lakes Community College, Indian Hills Golf Course, Jensen Realty, Jimmy Johns, Kathy Sprague, Lakes News Shopper, Milford Kiwanis, Kozy Heat, L & C Tire, Lisa’s Bakery, Lolo’s Cupcakes, Mary's Gift Shoppe, McKeen’s Pub & Grill, MHR Insurance, Milford Well Service, Missy Webber, Motor Inn, Ms. Margie's Flower Shoppe, Meyer Petting Zoo, Milford Pioneer Theater, Northwest Bank, Northwest Iowa Sprinkler, Okoboji Chamber, One More Time, Optique, Parks Marina/Barefoot Bar, Playful Cupcaketions, Polaris, Rednecks Entertainment, Sunset Travel, Tammy Woodroof, The Inn at Okoboji, Thrivent, Timeless Consignments, Vicious Cheesecake, Vintage Block, Walker Insurance, Wal-Mart and Wyffels Seed.

A special thanks to the firefighters with the Arnolds Park and Superior Fire Departments who volunteered to be “dunked,” the Spirit Lake Police Department for allowing Officer McGruff to attend and the Dickinson County Sexual Abuse Response Team for talking with the public. Our wonderful donors and volunteers made it a successful event. We had a great turn out and it was nice seeing families and kids having fun. Over $6,000 was raised for a good cause - Family Crisis Centers (FCC) and the Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA). These funds will benefit and help victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in our county. Thank you very much for your efforts and contributions.

Dickinson County CARES (Community Advocates Ready to Empower Survivors)