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Cass County 4-H will raise money at cake auction; other charitable events planned

Cass County 4-H will raise money at cake auction; other charitable events planned

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4-H fundraiser: The Cass County 4-H cake auction is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Minimum bid is $5. Half the money raised will go to the 4-H club, and the other half goes to the 4-H council to fund programs, including camp and workshop scholarships and community service projects. The auction is at the Cass County Fairgrounds open air auditorium in Weeping Water, Nebraska.

Cruisin’ Kitchen: The Omaha Salvation Army and Food Bank for the Heartland collaborated for the Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen program to help kids at risk of hunger this summer. The program provides hot and nutritious meals for children under 18 every Wednesday. Its last two meal distributions of the summer are in Bellevue on Wednesday from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Bellevue Public Library, 1003 Lincoln Road, and 2 to 2:30 p.m. at Chandler Pointe Apartments, 3025 Kansas Drive.

School supply drive: The City of La Vista is hosting a school supply drive to benefit G. Stanley Hall Elementary School, 7600 S. 72nd St. Needed supplies include pencils, glue sticks, colored pencils, crayons, spiral notebooks, pencil erasers, wide-ruled loose leaf paper, washable markers, pencil boxes and backpacks. Donations can be dropped off at any city facility this week and will be delivered Friday.

Museum fundraiser: The Sarpy County Museum will host its Sarpy County Speakeasy fundraiser on Saturday at Bellevue University Muller Administrative Building, 1000 Galvin Road South. The event will feature dinner and dessert, raffles, a wine pull and live 1920s blues and jazz music with Three Day Weekend. The informal event is hosted annually to raise funds for museum projects, as well as day-to-day operations. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets, $30, are available at the museum, 2402 Clay St., and sarpycountymuseum.org.

K-9 fundraiser: Karray’s Cafe, 9819 Giles Road, will host a La Vista Police Department K-9 fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday . There will be unit dogs, a “Ghostbusters” car, balloons, face painting, raffles and items for sale. La Vista police officers will take food orders and wait tables. Donations go to the K-9 unit. For more information, go to karrayscafe.com.

Helpline grant: United Way of the Midlands received a $60,000 grant from Cox Communications to support operations at the 2-1-1 helpline for the next three years. The helpline is a service where specialists take calls from people in need of information on public and nonprofit services that may address their urgent situations. 2-1-1 serves all of Nebraska and nine counties in southwest Iowa. The most frequently reported needs are for housing and utility assistance. Other situations involve individual and family support for food assistance, protective services, respite care and burial expenses.

Completely KIDS: The Pottawattamie County Community Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Completely KIDS to support its after-school efforts at Catholic Charities Phoenix House, a domestic violence shelter in Council Bluffs. Completely KIDS, 2566 St. Marys Ave., partners with the shelter to provide services for children who have been uprooted from their homes because of domestic violence. The grant helps purchase program supplies. The program enhances social and emotional skills, boosts academic performance and provides hands-on learning experiences.

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