Thrivent Financial of Milbank recently donated $500 to the Milbank Youth Missions Group as matching funds for the groups baked potato feed held March 20. The profits, along with this donation, totaled just over $1,500 towards the groups fundraising goals.
“The kids did an awesome job working this event together,” expressed lead chaperone Tammy Wollschlager. “The potato feed was a huge success, and we are so thankful for the matching funds from Thrivent. Without them, we would have not met our fundraising goal.”
Pictured accepting the donation for the group was youth members, front row left to right, Gage Sayler, Madi Schulte, Macie Redmond and Kerissa DeBoer. Thrivent members present for the check presentation were, left to right, Marty Buttke, Jim Angerhofer, Joyce Kasuske, Lisa Torness, Bruce Larson, Lance Hamman, Nancy Meyer and Mary Rethke.
The Milbank Youth Missions group is raising funds to support their summer missions trip to Washington DC for the Together 2016 event on the National Mall. Other youth participating in the trip are Brandon Adolph, Taylar Bock, Wes Bowsher, Isaac Fischer, Sadie Holland, Tanner Kettwig, Chase Pinkert, Morgan Schmitt, Nathan Schwenn, Nathan Stewart, Mikayla Street, Caden Wollschlager and Sydney Zenk. Adult chaperones in addition to Tammy Wollschlager are Brendan Schwenn, Jake Helstrom, Emily Adolph, Terra Kettwig, Deb Bowsher, Evonne Culver and Josh and Kelsey Van Hill.