Valley Creek Applebee's tops fundraising effort

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The Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar restaurant at Valley Creek Plaza in Woodbury was the top fundraiser in this year's St. Patrick's Day program to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The restaurant raised more than $5,100, which will be used to send five local kids to Camp True Friends in Maple Lake, Minn., this summer.

Sixty-one Applebee's restaurants throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin took part in the program collecting more than $86,000.