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Merchants Bank St. Charles Fundraiser

Join Merchants Bank in St. Charles for their annual Hot Dog Fundraiser on Friday August 25! Get a hot dog, chips, and pop for only $3. All proceeds go to Ready Set School to help Winona County kids get the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom.


Masons Donation Received

Scott Banicki, Senior Warden for Winona Masonic Lodge #18 presented Ready Set School board secretary Jenny Baertsch with a generous donation check for $2,000. All funds received by Ready Set School help support Winona County kids in grades K-12.


Ready Set Spalon Event Today!

Join us Tuesday August 8th from 11am to 8pm for Ready Set Spalon! 11.61% of proceeds from the day’s services will be generously donated to Ready Set School! Spalon 1161 specializes in haircutting and colorings, spa and nail services. Call today to set up your appointment! (507) 474-1161


Cellular Connection Donation Received

BIG thanks for a BIG donation from Sean Malay’s The Cellular Connection! Store manager Joe Holzer is pictured presenting RSS director Jessi Darst with twenty backpacks filled with school supplies for local kids.


Penguin Zesto Donation Received

Big thanks to Penguin Zesto (East and West) for their fundraising event July 18th! Owner Rich Drazkowski is shown presenting Ready Set School director Jessi Darst with a check for $110. All money raised is used to help Winona County kids get ready for the new school year.


St Charles Lions Donation Check Received

Big thanks to the Saint Charles Lions for their donation of $500! All money received goes back to Winona County k-12 kids in need of assistance. Pictured are Joe & Donna Speltz, Joe & Pat Schlichenmeyer, Bill Spitzer, Judy Kruempel, John Gregoire, Ron Ganrude, and Mark Roubinek is handing RSS Board Member Gretchen Hoffman the donation check.


Ready Set Penguin Zesto!

Join us on Tuesday July 18th from 10:30 am – 9:00 pm at Penguin Zesto East (602 E 3rd) or West (5355 W 6th)  for hot food and frozen treats! 10% of the day’s sales at both locations will be donated to help local students get the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom.  


WNB Pool Party Concert

Join us Friday, July 14 for the annual Winona National Bank Pool Party Concert! Free admission to the Bob Welch Aquatic Center from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Games, prizes, and music by Rip – Roaring Entertainment and the famous $1 hot dog lunch. All proceeds benefit Ready Set School. Pre-order group lunches by calling 507-454-8800 before Wednesday, July 12. Click here for more info.


Free Summer Lunch Program through Winona Park & Rec

All lunches are served from 12-1pm. Program runs June 13-August 19. Open to all ages. No lunches June 17, July 4 & August 8. East Rec Center membership (free!) is required. Weekly Lunch Locations: Mondays: East Rec Center – Family Style Tuesdays: Sobieski Park – Picnic Style Wednesdays: East Rec Center – Family Style Thursdays: Sinclair Park – Picnic Style Fridays: East Rec Center –

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PLAY Group Donation Received

Big thanks to Parents for Lewiston Altura Youth (PLAY) for presenting Ready Set School with a check for $1,000! Pictured left to right: Heather Reps, Co-volunteer Coordinator; Emily Tweten, Volunteer Coordinator; Shannon Gunnarson, President; Jessi Darst, RSS Director; Heather Lande, Secretary; Katie Simon, Vice President. Not pictured Sara Daley, Treasurer.