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The Pay It Forward Podcast

Shining the spotlight on people and organizations that do so much for others in our community! Powered by Glenwood State Bank!

Latest Episodes

Pay It Forward Podcast: Meet the Pederson’s – A Ronald McDonald House Story

In the Month of March , local Mc Donald’s Restaurants team up to help support the Ronald McDonald House Foundation. There are 5 locations in MN. When you buy a Shamrock Shake or Shamrock Oreo McFlurry, 25 cents of each purchase helps families! Meet the Pederson’s- Kelly is the mother of 15 month old Lacy who spent the first 10 weeks of her life in a battle against a heart condition. Thanks to the RMHC, she and her family are getting stronger each day!

The Pay It Forward Podcast: HGTV House Hunters Comes to Alexandria

HGTV House Hunters came to Alexandria. Special guests Becca Wesley, Kvale Real Estate Agent, and homebuyer Nicole Perez! Becca’s expertise and passion showcased what the Alexandria Area has to offer. Nicole Perez, a single mom, has an incredible story and shares the journey going from homelessness to homeowner! There is so much under the surface of what’s on TV…Here’s the behind the scenes look at the grit, determination and hard work it takes to make a dream come true despite many challenges.
TV Episode will air Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 at 9pm CST!

Pay It Forward Podcast: Polar Plunge

How does plunging into freezing water help nearly 8,000 athletes in Minnesota?! The Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics helps raise thousands of dollars to support our athletes! Special Guest and Team Captain: Sgt. Keith Melrose of the Alexandria Police Department shares how the event is making a big difference…and a big splash on TikTok as well!

Community Spotlight: Habitat Restore and GAAAR Pot of Gold Pick Up

Gently used furniture, building supplies and appliances help give other families a new start. Special guests Mona, Habitat for Humanity Restore, and Lucas, Greater Alexandria Area Association of Realtors, are helping to fill a pot o’ gold! They’ll be picking up donations on March 17th!

Community Spotlight: Fishing For The Cure

Special Guests Nancy Waldorf and Robbie Betterman, of Alexandria Industries, talk bout the Alexandria Industrie’s Fishing For A Cure Tournament! It is the 10 largest single fundraiser in the Nation and the LARGEST in Minnesota, for Relay For Life, all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society! More info at Going down Feb. 18th, 2023!

Community Spotlight: Andria Theatre

Mike Ryan talks with Dave Christman, Artistic Director at the Andria Theatre about “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” and more shows coming to the stage in 2023.

Pay It Forward: Dragonfly Mental Wellness Foundation

Mental Health, Suicide, Suicide Survival are tough, complex and sensitive topics that impact everyone…but are rarely talked about. Or worse, stigmatized in a negative and condemning light. Hope flying on the wings of dragonflies is here to comfort and shine a light for others who are struggling. Special guest: Jackie Lamb, Survivor and Member of Dragonfly Mental Wellness Foundation.
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Pay It Forward: New and Exciting Changes for Elden’s Fresh Foods in 2023

We’ve partnered with an incredible local business to give back to listeners and the community. JR from Elden’s Fresh Foods talks about this grocery store’s evolution, what it takes to be in business for 40 years, and welcoming the new manager starting in 2023 that will continue their legacy.