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Lumberjack Mile & 5K

United Way's popular lumberjack themed event returns to the Old Central School grounds on Saturday, Sept. 8th. Runners and walkers are invited to take part in the annual Lumberjack Mile & 5K fun run. Prizes awarded for the best lumberjack outfit. Register online  Register

Lumberjack Pancake Cook-off: Sept. 7th

Calling all Lumberjacks and Jills! Registration is now open for our Lumberjack Pancake Cook Off happening on Saturday, September 7th on the grounds of Old Central School. Learn more


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Itasca County local board awards $28,426 in EFSP Funds

Did you know that United Way of 1000 Lakes administers the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) for Itasca County? The program provides federal funds to community organizations to help people in times of crisis and to provide prevention services that help people avoid crisis. Learn more.

Volunteers Breath New Life ino Iconic Elephant

Many communities have certain landmarks which people hold dear in their hearts. For the community of Grand Rapids, the Pink Elephant, located near Oakland Park, is known both near and far. Read more about how our annual Day of Action helped to preserve the iconic art for years to come. Continue Reading


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