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    Country in the 'Burg to Benefit Mel's Charities

    Pictured, from left, are Rahim Keval, assistant vice president of business development at Partnership Bank; Tom Stanton, executive director of Mel’s Charities; Mikko Hilvo, Cedarburg Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director; Alex Uhan, Country in the Burg organizer and promoter; Randy Groth, Country in the Burg promoter; Michael O’Keefe, Cedarburg mayor; and David Braaten, CEO of Partnership Bank.By Nicholas Dettmannndettmann@conleynet.com 262-306-5043CEDARBURG — Alex Uhan has had the dream ...  Read More...

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    ‘All this money will just be given away next year’

    By Colleen Jurkiewicz  Special to the News GraphicCEDARBURG — Throughout the year, Mel’s Charities works to support the community in Ozaukee County. Through events like Mel’s Pig Roast, the nonprofit raises thousands of dollars that will be used for grants, scholarships and other means of community support – more than $850,000, in fact, has been given back to the community since the organization’s founding almost 20 years ago.But this Christmas, the community seems to have decided to share ...  Read More...

  • His Mission: CHARITY Close to Home

    BY MITCH MAERSCH  Ozaukee PressTom Stanton started by helping a bereft friend. Now he runs Mel’s Charities of Grafton, raising amazing amounts of money for causes only in Ozaukee CountyTom Stanton doesn’t have an inspirational story to tell. He’s got a list of them.After 19 years of philanthropy in Ozaukee County, Grafton-based Mel’s Charities will have topped the million-dollar mark by the end of this year.“It’s humbling,” Stanton said.But to him, ...  Read More...