Letter to the Editor

A successful carnival

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Dickinson County CARES would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the following businesses and individuals for their generous sponsorships and donations for our Second Annual CARES Carnival on 4/21/18:

Dickinson County News, Landmark Products, Okoboji Realty, Avera Holy Family Foundation, Spirit Lake Kiwanis (Noon), Milford Kiwanis, Bank Midwest, Central Bank, Dickinson County Farm Bureau, L & C Tire, Lakes Regional Healthcare, MHR Insurance, Northwest Bank, United Community Bank, Grace Lutheran Church-Spirit Lake, Henry Olsen Funeral Home, Coyote Motors (Dave Dubois), Dickinson County Cattleman's Association, Carstens Financial Group, Champion State of Mind, Farmers Savings Bank-Milford, Terri Mueller, Indian Hills Golf Course, Jensen Realty, M.L Bohner, Sandy Law Firm, Walker Insurance, Lakes Autosport, Herum Excavation, Lakes Lifeskills, Edward Jones-Spirit Lake, Forest Ridge Youth Center, Holiday Express Trucking, Lakeland Realty, Melanders, Big Spirit Resort; Kevin Hess/Hess Motorsports, GKN-Estherville, Alliant Energy crew, Timothy Browning, Linda Webber/Webber Construction, Mike & Rhonda Reekers, Shane Arndt-Arndt Construction, Blossoms & Blooms, Cupcakes by LOLO, Hardees, Coca Cola, ISU Extension, Dry Dock Restaurant, Daily Addiction, Grand Occasions, Spirit Lake Silver & Gold, Rodan & Fields, Harley Davidson, Playful Cupcaketions, Okoboji Chamber, Parks Marina, Barefoot Bar, Homeology, Drs. Christiansen & Beiri Dentistry, Crystal Titmus, Ruthven Locker, Snooks, Silver Lake Golf Club, Gundersons, Three Sons, Subway, Kuhlman Welding, Gina Thompson/Creative Spirits GC, Wah-Lah Salon, Milford Pioneer Theater, Outrigger Restaurant, Furniture Mart, Megan & Co., Niemeier Chiropractic, Cali Nails, Unique Boutique, Ace Hardware, Melissa Weber, Bowling Corner Lanes, Godfathers, Cinema 7, Wild Rose Casino, Jennings, Emerald Hills Golf Course, Indian Hills Golf Course, Arrowwood Resort, Grand Falls Casino, Caseys, Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Los Pueblos Restaurant, Nutty Bar Stand, Brooks Golf, Liberty National Bank, Chic Creations by Leslie, Henry Doorly Zoo, Dynos, Elegance by Sarah, Sue Wangler, Lakes News Shopper, KUOO, Mediacom, KILR-Estherville.

Our wonderful donors and volunteers made it a successful event. We had a great turn out with close to 750 adults and children, having fun. Almost $9,000 was raised for a good cause Family Crisis Centers (FCC) and the Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA). These funds will help victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in our county. A special thanks to the Spirit Lake Police Department, "Officer McGruff" and Dickinson County Sexual Abuse Response Team.

Thank you very much to all involved for the tremendous effort and work, and the terrific community support.

Dickinson County CARES (Community Advocates Ready to Empower Survivors)