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Lumberjack Mile/5K Fun Run: Sept. 8th

Grab your favorite flannel shirt, strap on those suspenders and join United Way of 1000 Lakes for a family friendly Mile and 5K fun run. Entry fee includes an awesome, soft, collectible t-shirt, bib, and great post-race lumberjack activities. The first 100 participants will receive a t-shirt, so take advantage of our early registration opportunities. Register Now

Meet the Brewer: Oct. 5th

Join United Way for a casual get-together at The Lake and Co Shop for First Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.  If you are looking for a way to plug into the community, Meet the Brewer is a great opportunity to connect with a diverse group of local and seasonal residents, plus enjoy a guided beer tasting by Copper Trail Brewing Co. Learn more

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Volunteers help improve food access

On June 21, 123 local volunteers joined forces with United Way of 1000 Lakes, Grand Rapids Farmers’ Market, and Klockow Brewing Company to complete various community projects for United Way’s 6th annual Day of Action. Projects included landscaping, bench construction, parking lot enhancement, painting, and more, and garnered a total of over 700 volunteer hours. Read more

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Board Spotlight: Leanna McBride
Leanna is a native to the Grand Rapids Area and works as a dentist at Grand Dental Center. She and her husband, Tom, are happy to be living once again in their hometown, after spending several years in Minneapolis and Charlotte, North Carolina. Continue reading


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