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Thanks for successful Mitten Tree Project

The Damien Society wishes to thank the generous people of our entire community for another successful "Mitten Tree Project" this year. The overflowing Christmas trees with mittens, hats, and scarves from throughout our region demonstrate the true spirit of Christmas, and we appreciate all of you who continue to make this a part of your Holiday traditions.

This year the again over 700 items from the trees were distributed to children and adults in need at schools throughout our area, the Boys and Girls Club, Anishinabe Center, Lakes Crisis Center, Emmanuel Nursing Center and the Community Education Program.

We wish to thank especially the Detroit Lakes Newspapers, KDLM Radio, Norby's Department Store and Channels 3 and 14 for the promotion of this project. The following businesses also hosted trees for the donations to be made: Wells Fargo Bank, First Security Bank, Bremer Bank, Midwest Bank, American National Bank, State Bank & Trust, Central Market, St. Mary's Living Community, Lakeshirts, the Detroit Lakes Community Center, the Speak Easy, Jack Chivers Realty and the Detroit Lakes Morning Rotary Club.

With your generosity, we will continue to make ours a "warm" community. Thank You!

-- Carla Hansen, for the Damien Society, Detroit Lakes