18th Annual It Only Takes A Spark Cancer Walk Results

Total Raised: $138,400*

We couldn’t have asked for a better night to hold our 18th Annual It Only Takes A Spark Cancer Walk. Much appreciation and thanks needs to go out to all our teams and volunteers for this years walk. Without them and the great people of Grant County, we couldn’t raise such funds. A HUGE Thank You again to all of you! Nearly 2700 luminaries sold! See our article in the Grant County Review for all the highlights!

Nothing can express the pure joy with the monies raised this year and how many lives in Grant County it will impact through your generosity and continued support. Check out our photo gallery here!

* The amount includes some various estimates from additional parties, but is believed to be a good representation of funds raised this year. It was an absolutely AMAZING year!!!

Team Awards

  • Team Spirit – The Life Savers (St Williams/Whetstone Insurance)
  • Fundraising Year Round – The Life Savers
  • Creative Campsite – Candy Land Cancer Crushers (State Auto)
  • Corporate Fundraising Team – The Life Savers
  • Non-Corporate Fundraising Team – Bulldogs Fighting Cancer (Milbank School District)

Balloon Launcher Winners

Emma VanVooren and Tyler Sessler were the only ones to hit the target. Congrats on your achievement and each will receive $50 in Ol Mill Bucks! We will work to make a target bigger to allow a better chance at winning the prize.

We have many people to thank!

MC: Duane Tillman
Picnic: Trevett’s Cafe and Family, Hartman’s Family Foods, Ol’ Mill Meats, Waldner Meats, Milbank Kiwanis Club, Valley Queen, & Beren’s Warehouse Groceries
National Anthem: Bobbi Meyer
Color Guard: 740th Transportation Company
Honorary Chair: Cheryl Pauli

We Thank Our Teams

United Pride
Cat in the Hat
Fueling A Cure
Pit Crew
Nani O'Hana
Walkie Talkies
Marching Medics
Bulldogs Fighting Cancer
Too Inspired to Be Tired
United Pride

Sponsors of It Only Takes A Spark Cancer Walk


Avera Medical Group Milbank/Big Stone Therapies
Grant County Review
Popper’s/Betty’s Fireworks/Roger & Irene McCulloch
Stengel Seed & Grain Co
Thrivent Financial
Twin Valley Tire
Valley Office Products

Bien Pharmacy
Dakota Granite
First Bank and Trust
Flower Shoppe
Food N Fuel
Linda’s Fashions
Northside Medical Center
State Auto Insurance
Valley Dairy Supply
Valley Rental & Recycling
Wells Fargo
Whetstone Storage

Bobbi Bohlen
Conroy Eye Care
Great Western Bank
Hicks Construction
Insurance Solutions Plus
Jamey Jurgens
Johnson Dental
Midwest Powersports Inc.
Milbank Eye Care
Mundwiler Funeral Home
Otter Tail Power Co.
Window World

Super 8
T&T Heating & A/C
Bierschbach Dental
Chiropractic In Motion
Mirror Perfections
NOBS Boot Camp
Trapp Plumbing Co.
Unzen Motors
Hunt Chiropractic
Whetstone Valley Electric
Edward Jones (Hackwith)
Brewster Building Center
Midland Publishing

Merchant Ticket Winners

1. Cash prize – Kathy Roggenbuck (who donating the $1000 back to the Cancer Walk)
2. Henry Golden Boy – Tyrone Ronke
3. Dewalt 20-volt Tools – Merna Howard
4. Ultimate Lining Bedliner – Sam Folk
5. Weber Grill – Scott Jackson
6. Laptop – Larry Ferber
7. Detail & Oil Change – JoAnn Tillman
8. Milbank Lumber – Kenny Zenk
9. Milbank Lumber – Joe Arthur
10. Vehicle Tune Up – Tammy Schumacher
11. Burger from Hardee’s – Kevin Owen
12. Burger from Hardee’s – Steve Scoblic
13. Fishing Tackle & Car Washes – Alex Pauli
14. Twin Valley Tire – Burt Gonsoir
15. Twin Valley Tire – Nicole Bogenreif
16. Wine from Midtown – Rob Greiner
17. Case of Beer from Midtown – Darleen Bogenreif
18. Wine from Valley Liquor – Tracy Pinkert
19. Case of Beer from Valley Liquor – Julie Steltz
20. Hartman’s – John Oakes
21. Hartman’s – Gloria Peiker
22. Gas Card – Mikel Jibben
23. Gas Card – Gordon & Brenda Munson
24. Gas Card – Steve Cramer
25. Gas Card – Lisa Athey
26. Gas Card – Barney Barnhardt
27. Gas Card – Kenny Morris
28. Waldner’s – Judy Buck
29. Waldner’s – Lannette Christmann
30. Ol’ Mill Meats – Norbert Eberle
31. Ol’ Mill Meats – Amanda Stone
32. Beren’s – Kim Bjerke
33. Beren’s – Karen Helmbrecht

The Life Savers Cancer Walk Team – Sponsored by St. William’s and Whetstone Insurance

Raffle Winners:

  1. Huntington REBEL Grill and $50.00 Ol’ Mill Meats Gift Certificate – Linda Kasuske
  2. Bath & Body Basket – Ron Schumacher
  3. Thirty-One Cinch Sac – Tyrone Ronke
  4. Thirty-One Your Way Junior Cube – Cathy Sieverson
  5. Quilt – Mrs. Charles Layher
  6. $25.00 Gift Certificate to Milbank Flower Shoppe – Sherry Walker/Terry Malkerson
  7. Wine Basket – Dawn Gibson
  8. 45-Minute Massage to Healthy Kneads – Travis Buttke
  9. Thirty-One Oh Snap Pocket – Donna Poel

Much Thanks To These Individuals & Businesses!

First Bank & Trust
Dylan Fox
Dennis Murphy
City of Milbank Crew
Dakota Portable Toilets
The Flower Shoppe
Val Rausch – Omega Lettering
Hartman’s Family Foods
GCC Ready Mix
Taco John’s
Big Stone County – Walk of Hope
Kim Bjerke
Shady Beach Grill House & Pasta
Team Sam & Speedway
Laurinda Pribyl
Kathy Roggenbuck
Teri Spors
Reva Bracht Trust
Grant County Senior Citizens
Don Quade
Merchants Fighting Cancer
Grant County Review
KMSD Radio
Farrell Auction
Granite View Farms
740th National Guard
Bobbi Meyer
David Giesen – Dakota Valley Trucking
Dani Lee
Pizza Hut
Casey’s General Store
Jeremy DeVaal (Zumba)
Paulina DeVaal (Zumba)
Suzan Roggenbuck
Now & Then – The Feel Good Shoppe
Mike Mach – Bulldog Golf Cars
Janelle Madsen
Melissa Mueller
Wittrock & Sons
Dewey’s Lawn Care & Landscaping
Berkner Excavating
Valley Queen Cheese Inc.
Kenny Henriksen
Ron’s Equipment & Paint
Leonard Stengel
Midwest Powersports Inc.
Mill Valley Industries
Scott Hoeke – S&D One Stop
Pastor Devern Schwenn
Jim Hartman
Team Boom
St. Lawrence Church
Rachel Johnson
Rebekah Tuchscherer
Brianna Schreurs
Daniel Tuchscherer
Mary Houselog
Barb Heller
Greg Nelson
Amy VanLith
Steve Mohr
Ann Tuchscherer – Quilt
Emily Christmann
Susan Karels & Family
Kimberlly Aburto
Pete & Leah Bisgard
Jessica Seehafer
Heidi Bergquist
Family of Frank VanLith
Family of Ben Popowski
All Survivors
All Teams

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