Tricounty News

Triple R raises $2,060 for Camp Amanda

Triple R employees wear jeans, have meat raffle and a golf tournament for Camp Amanda They raised $2,060 for a charity that helps children dealing with the death of people in their lives. The employees paid a fee to wear jeans on Fridays as part of their uniforms. The fees were collected and donated to the camp. Camp Amanda-Minnesota is a free camp for children and teens, kindergarten through high school, who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or close relative, or significant person in their lives. The fees, along with money raised from a golf tournament and a meat raffle, added up to a donation of $2,060. Local funeral director Art Dingmann is on the board of Camp Amanda, (Deb Reinert rode a horse along with Kathy Hokkala and Art Dingmann in 2007, for three days to raise awareness of Camp Amanda). Triple R will donate money collected in 2009 to the Kimball Food Shelf.