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Tuesday summer picnics are a success

This past summer there were 12 Tuesday night Picnic in the Park events. Over 1,600 people came out to support the local Habitat for Humanity chapter and DLCCC with over $7,800 after expenses. There were 12 different organizations that helped serve each week. They include Trinity Lutheran, Christian Fellowship, Holy Rosary Catholic, Sons of Norway, United Methodist, Bakke/Grace Lutheran, Hospice, Assembly of God, Lund Lutheran, First Lutheran, Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran and Zion Lutheran.

We attribute a large portion of the success of these picnics to Central Market, DLCCC, DL Newspapers, KDLM and KRCQ radio stations as well as Thrivent Financial. The funds raised were used to finish the 11th house built by the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.

Jim Velde, Habitat for Humanity (Detroit Lakes)