Two annual fundraisers kicked off Monday while another one-day grand opening fundraiser was held Friday.
McLaughlin GM held its grand opening celebrations Friday with a barbecue fundraiser for the Roxy Theatre's upgrade fund. The eating area stayed full from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. while staff were able to show many of those attending around the new building and vehicle lot area.
And, as of Monday, two other annual fundraisers kicked off.
At Neepawa's post office, Canada Post began its Save the Children Campaign where anyone stopping in to pickup or send mail can buy $1 raffle tickets for a goodie bag valued at $100 and full of items and gift cards donated by local businesses.
The campaign runs until Oct. 8, with the winner being drawn on Oct. 9.
All money raised goes towards kids programs and youth initiatives in Neepawa and area.
The Canada Post Community Foundation has raised more than $7 million over the last four years.
And at Tim Hortons Monday marked the beginning of its week-long Smile Cookie Campaign.
The restaurant will donate all proceeds from sales of a special smiling chocolate chunk cookie to the Roxy Theatre.
"Tim Hortons is thrilled to support the Roxy Theatre with the funds raised," Neepawa owners Rachelle and Anthony said. "We welcome everyone in this week to buy a delicious freshly-baked Smile Cookie in support of a great cause."
In 2011, the Smile Cookie campaign raised $4 million across North America.