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PHOTOS: Volunteers Brave Lousy Day to Make a Difference

Despite cold and rainy conditions, many Muskego groups come out to help out; food pantry a big winner in the efforts.

No doubt, Saturday wouldn't have been anyone's dream day to spend outside. Temps hovering in the low 40s and an off-and-on drizzle made for - let's face it - lousy conditions.

However, volunteers associated with many Muskego nonprofit organizations and citizens groups made the best of it, and from most reports, results were successful.

The got a fair share of attention from two food drives. The PTO and student council were stationed in front of to "stuff the bus." Staff from the school said there had already been 1,700 items collected at the school, and donations were steady throughout the morning. 

Further up the road, was the site to "stuff the truck" with volunteers from the VFW Post 8171 and American Legion Post 356 assisting. There too the donations were steady, with fishbowls at either entrance stuffed with monetary donations to help the food pantry purchase additional items.

In addition, the food pantry was a recipient earlier of a food donation from Roundy's, and the folks there shared pictures from the distribution in Mukwonago.

was the site of its first-ever drug collection, and volunteers from previous citizens academies as well as the Waukesha Drug  Free Communities helped take in old and unused medications for disposal. The efforts likely netted more than 600 pounds of medications from residents in Muskego, New Berlin and other surrounding communities.

The Muskego Kiwanis Club also sponsored its annual tree sale, which features spruce saplings for $2 and additional landscape materials like cocoa beans for sale. Business there was as brisk as the temperatures, and no one seemed to be complaining much.

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