Saturday Is Opportunity To Support Let’s Go Fishing In Willmar


Dick Ford built this classic Shadow Box which will be auctioned at the Let’s Go Fishing event on Saturday.

WILLMAR — This Saturday is an opportunity to support an organization that uses a very simple formula to make possible the best of all results. Let’s Go Fishing brings more happiness to senior citizens in the area than can be described, all by offering the opportunity to spend time on the water.

The Willmar chapter is hosting its annual fund raising event from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Willmar Community and Activity Center on North Highway 71. It’s a chance to enjoy Dad’s Belgian Waffles and support the organization by bidding on items offered in live and silent auctions.

Not everyone is able to volunteer to help the chapter, but supporting the organization financially is certainly the next best thing. The help is so important.

Last season the local organization served 1,823 guests, including senior citizens, veterans, and disabled persons. Nearly 300 children were among those who joined 186 runs made possible by the chapter and its volunteers.

It’s all made possible by the more than 100 people who volunteer.

There will be lots of items offered during this year’s auction, but perhaps the most unique is the Shadow Box shown above built for Let’s Go Fishing by Dick Ford. Chapter President Roger Benson calls it a true collector’s item. It holds a print signed by artist Les Kouba and former Vikings Coach Bud Grant.

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