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DUANE AND MARY ANN OLSON, summer residents of Lake Park, spend their winters volunteering at the Harlingen Literacy Center in Harlingen, Texas, where Duane teaches English, and Mary Ann teaches citizenship classes.

Lake Park residents make the grade

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Though they are only winter residents of San Benito, Texas, Mary Ann and Duane Olson have managed to make an impact on the community through volunteering.


The Olsons, who live between Leaf and Big Cormorant lakes near Lake Park during the summer months, have spent the past seven winters as volunteer teachers at the Harlingen Literacy Center.

Duane teaches English, while Mary Ann teaches citizenship classes.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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