Dear Pillager Community:
The 2023 Minnesota Food Share March Campaign is almost over. Donations have been coming in and it looks like we will exceed the amount give last year!
A huge and sincere thank you to the community of Pillager and the surrounding area supporting the Pillager Area Food Shelf. Every donation whether a one-time donation during the March Food Share campaign or an ongoing monthly donation, is genuinely appreciated.
The March Food Share Campaign is the biggest fund-raising effort of the year for our food shelf. If you would like to donate, please drop off donations at the Pillager Family Center, 305 Fir Avenue W, Pillager, MN 56473. Thank you for your support!
Pillager Family Center Programs:
The Pillager Family Center is providing services differently during this time. See program page for more details about each program.
For the food shelf, county related services and resource referral, please call or email Michele (218-746-4009 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Fun Stop, please call or email Peggy (218-746-2140 or email@example.com).
For Little Huskies, please call or email Ashley O. (218-746-2148 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
New Ice Skating Rink and Pickleball Courts coming to Pillager.
A group of community members from area organizations, area businesses, the City of Pillager and the Pillager School have been meeting monthly to discuss what good things are happening in Pillager and what areas may need improvement.
The Bernick Family Foundation granted $20,000 to improve the current skating rink by adding cement for the ice rink, boards to surround the area, a warming house, and improve the lighting. Pickleball courts will be added as well.
Thank you so much Bernick Family Foundation who gave a total of $150,000 to support 10 programs through the Bernick Service Area. The picture shown above includes Jason Bernick from the Bernick Family Foundation presenting us a check for $20,000. Eric Fornshell, local business owner, Betty Doss, Pillager Family Center, and Lori Blumke, City of Pillager, thankfully accepted the funds.
Thank you to the Pillager Fair Board for allowing their property to be used for this project. It will be a nice addition to the outdoor basketball court that is already there.
The Pillager community group is excited to get this project started this spring with the help of many area businesses helping with materials, supplies and labor.
If you would like to get involved in this community group, please join us the second Wednesday of each month at the Huntin' Shack in Pillager at 12:30 pm. We are excited about this project and look forward to moving ahead with other thoughts and ideas.
WE ARE GROWING AND ARE HIRING AN EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER FOR OUR CHILD CARE CENTER!
Pillager Little Huskies Learning Center is in need of a teacher. The Early Childhood Teacher is responsible for providing age appropriate learning opportunities for children ages sixteen months through age four. Lesson planning, providing circle time, music, literacy activities, small and large gross motor activities and working on social skills with children. The TS Gold Assessment Tool is used to help monitor children's skills and identify areas of strength and improvement. A combination of education and experience is needed to meet state licensing requirements. Candidate must be a team player and enjoy working with children. Wage range is $26,000-$32,000 per year for a full time position with paid time off and matching retirement plan. Center is state licensed and Parent Aware rated.
If you are interested, please email Ashley at email@example.com.
We are excited to hire the right person to join our team!