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For the community

By Staff | Dec 2, 2016

Volunteers were busy preparing the items donated to the Estherville Community Christmas Project Monday morning at the Duhigg Center. The goal of the projectis to provide gifts for residents of Emmet County who participate in programs through the Department of?Human Services or Upper Des Moines Opportunity, or who is recommended by a clergy member who is also a member of the Ministerial Association. The items were distributed on Tuesday. Pictured with the volunteers are three clergy from the Estherville Area Ministerial Association, which sponsors the annual event-Pastor Mike Drew, Pastor Doug Burton and Father Merlin Schrad.Behind the volunteers are the rows of items donated or purchased with donated funds.

Photos by David Swartz