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Penny-layers Brenda Wieland, Margery Smith, Kate Smith, Hannah Eikren and Alexis Stambach glued some of the 500,000-plus pennies onto the Holmes Theatre hallway floor Wednesday afternoon. Brian Basham/DL NEWSPAPERS

Penny project rolls forward

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Since the first one-cent copper disc was laid in place almost two weeks ago, the penny floor project at Detroit Lakes’ Historic Holmes Theatre has been progressing at a rapid pace.


“I think we’re about one-fifth, or maybe one-fourth done already,” said Becky Mitchell, the arts outreach and event coordinator at the theater, who is also coordinating the penny project. “We probably have about 60,000 pennies down so far.”

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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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