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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF DETROIT LAKES

The Detroit Lakes Boys and Girls Club will be offering a summer food service program, free of cost, to all area children from June 8 through Aug. 24. Both breakfast and lunch will be offered at the club daily from Monday through Friday. One change from last summer is that meals will be served inside the club, not curbside.
A record amount was raised for the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes at the 26th Annual Polar Fest Plunge held Saturday, Feb. 26 in Detroit Lakes. Guest judges, the Cboys, capped off the day with a plunge of their own, bringing out a small slide mounted on a 4-wheeler to take the leap in style.
The 26th Annual Polar Fest Plunge to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 on the ice of Little Detroit Lake. The club is seeking 150 plungers — a nod to the city's year-long 150th birthday festivities, which will come to a close at the end of Polar Fest — to sign up for the Plunge, with each required to raise a minimum of $50 in pledges.
A 4-year-old Detroit Lakes boy, under-dressed for winter, was found outside by sanitation workers on Jan. 12, which led to the involvement of Detroit Lakes police officers contacting the mother and returning the child. While dropping off the boy to a frantic mother, the officers noticed the family was in desperate need of help, which is how, through a series of calls and donations from the Boys and Girls Club Thrift Store, a family's life was changed for the better.

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The Detroit Lakes Jaycees and Boys & Girls Club have joined forces with Menard's of Detroit Lakes to offer two days of Christmas shopping for kids, free of charge to those families that have no other options this holiday season. Gifts for children of all ages, from infants to teens, will be available while supplies last. Shopping hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 and 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Boys & Girls Club, 150 Richwood Road, Detroit Lakes.
The Detroit Lakes Boys & Girls Club has been a familiar presence at WE Fest for many years, with club volunteers helping to fill food and beverage service shifts in the VIP area as well as selling tickets around the grounds for their annual raffle. They'll be back serving up drinks and food for WE Fest's VIP guests this week — but they're in need of a few extra volunteers to fill certain shifts during the festival, which runs Thursday through Friday, Aug. 5-7.
Eagles Aerie 2342 of Detroit Lakes recently presented the local Boys & Girls Club with a $1,000 check, to be used for purchasing programming supplies. Eagles members also toured the club's facilities during their visit.
The first crop is in from the Detroit Lakes Boys & Girls Club's new hydroponic garden — and members enjoyed an ultra-fresh salad featuring club-grown lettuce on Wednesday, May 12.
Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., toured the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes and downtown businesses on Washington Avenue on Saturday, May 8. The visit was part of her two-day listening tour through northwest Minnesota, which began Friday, May 7 with a stop in Moorhead and finished on Saturday after a visit to Bongards Creamery's store in Perham.
Actor Josh Duhamel stepped up and delivered as "Proxy Plunger" for the Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes at its Polar Fest Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. The North Dakota native agreed to take the Plunge as a means of raising funds for the club, which couldn't hold its popular fundraising event as usual this year due to pandemic safety restrictions on large group gatherings.

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The Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposed variance and sent the matter to the city's Community Development committee, which will meet Nov. 9. The commission also attached a condition to the recommended approval which states the newly proposed parking lot must be completed by Nov. 10, 2021.
An online fundraiser organized by Detroit Lakes native Luke Eggebraaten brought in more than $6,150 for the local Boys & Girls Club this past month.
Though he now makes his home in Omaha, Neb., Detroit Lakes native Luke Eggebraaten still has a soft spot for his hometown.

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