There's always plenty of bad news to go around; but 2021 brought stories of generosity and heroism at Lake of the Ozarks too.
So here are 11 of our favorite stories that show the magnanimity of many in our Lake community.
#1. Wake For Warriors
A nonprofit that uses wakesurfing as a way to help wounded veterans heal, came to the Lake for the first time in 2020. It was a huge success.
Veterans Day is here and it’s a day to remember and honor the men and women who have made sa…
#2. Shootout Record!
The Lake of the Ozarks' biggest charity event is also its biggest boating event, and it raised nearly a half-million dollars just in 2021, for dozens of charities.
It was another record-breaking year for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout.
#3. CADV Brings Healing
The organization we wish our community didn't need, continues making an enormous impact on abused women, children, and men too.
There are certain places you never want to find yourself. Among them: seeking shelter as a v…
#4. Horsey Masquerade!
When you bring a horse wearing rabbit-ears into a nursing home, smiles fill the room!
Residents of Lake Parke Senior Living got an unusual visitor for Easter. Frankie, an albino …
#5. Teen Heroes
We loved telling this story. Courageous teens helped save a man from a burning vehicle.
The quick action of two teenage girls may have saved a man from burning to death after a car…
#6. Medical Supplies For The Needy
A new coordinating network is helping get donated medical supplies to needy people at the Lake.
Medical Missions for Christ Clinic has announced a new project, The Shepherd’s Keep, a centr…
#7. Golfing To Grant Kids' Wishes
The Dream Factory makes dreams come true for kids in a tough spot. A Lake of the Ozarks golf tournament raised nearly $50,000 to help the mission continue.
A local charity asked people to come out and support terminally ill children at the 37th Ann…
#8. 400 Backpacks For Kids
One of many, many, many instances of local businesses donating through our local schools to help needy kids. The Lake is a community full of generosity!
Local businesses are making life a little brighter for kids in need by providing 400 backpac…
#9. Stopping Human Trafficking
A donation to the Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition helped their mission continue, and brought more attention to this important work.
The problem of human trafficking has gained more pubic awareness in the last few years throu…
#10. Helping Foster Kids
A beautiful story of a local organization helping bring kids home for Christmas, and supporting foster families across the state.
The holidays are a time for families to gather. But some children don't have that option, an…
#11. Kids Sleeping Cozy For Christmas
More than 100 local kids who only sleep on the floor, or the couch, got a bed for Christmas, thanks to local businesses including Slumberland Furniture, Scott's Concrete, and Arrowhead Title. Read all about it, below.