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BRIEF: Local businesses donate earnings to W. Springs fund

June 30, 2014

By Sean Ryan, The Daily Republic, Mitchell, S.D.

June 30--Mitchell businesses rallied together Saturday to raise money for Wessington Springs.

Twenty-two businesses participated in giving money to the Wessington Springs Relief Fund by sharing a portion of the day's profits, offering special sales or writing a check, said co-organizer Cathy Weber, owner of The Little Red Hen.

Weber and Robin Weins, owner of Crazy about Cupcakes, decided they needed to help after a June 18 tornado damaged more than 40 homes on the south and east sides of Wessington Springs.

"It was important for us to help our neighbors," Weber said.

The fundraiser started with Weins and Weber calling local businesses, and culminated with Mitchell Main Street and Beyond's help with emailing and recruiting Mitchell firms to join the effort.

"We rely on a whole trade area to help us stay in business and we appreciate everyone's business. It is one small way to give back, it is what we are here for, it is just what you do," Weber said.

Weber and Weins said they will contact the participating businesses today, collect the money and deposit it with American Bank and Trust in Wessington Springs for the Wessington Springs Relief Fund.


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