CJ Baumgartner | Local News

95th Annual Empty Stocking Fund Talent Program Returns Wednesday Night


WADENA, Minn.– The 95th Annual Empty Stocking Fund Talent Program will return to Wadena on Wednesday from 7-10 p.m. at the commons of the Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School.

The free concert is meant to highlight local talent and to help gain donations and support to make sure every child in the community has a present to open this Christmas.

You can drop off new toys for boys and girls ages 0-7 or monetary donations for Empty Stocking at locations around the area. That includes, Central Minnesota Credit Union, 1776 Clothing Company, Hometown Crafts, Merickel’s Ace Hardware, West Central Telephone of Sebeka and Menahga, Pioneer Journal, and Wadena State Bank of Wadena, Bluffton, and Deer Creek.

If you are unable to attend you can listen live on KWAD 920 AM/101.7 FM or online at wadenaradio.com. More information on the event is available on their Facebook page.

Here is a conversation we had with organizer Diane Peters about the event that you can listen to below!