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Salvation Army in Florence County says thank you

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From Karen Wertanen, Florence County coordinator, Salvation Army:

Dedicated volunteers, participating businesses and generous donors helped the 2019 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign reach a total of $5,634.25.

This is a great total for our small county. A sincere thank you goes to all of our bell ringers, individual and business donors, and the businesses that offered space for bell-ringing or counter kettles. Eighty-six percent of these funds stay in the county to provide emergency assistance throughout the year and are so appreciated.

Once again, Pat’s Foods in Florence, Wis., and the Aurora Liquor Store/BP Station were sites for bell ringing. The Florence BP Station, Barb’s Café, Family Dollar, Florence Bakery, Pat’s Foods, Aurora Liquor Store/BP Station, Riverside Liquor and Party Store and Tom and Joe’s provided space for counter kettles. In addition, donations were received by bell- ringers at the “Christmas in Florence” event.

Thanks to all who volunteered for bell-ringing during 2019, which included volunteers from St. Mary’s Church, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, Aurora Free Church, Homestead Baptist Church and many other individuals. Special donations were received from the Florence Utility Commission, the Meyers Youngell American Legion Post 211 and several individuals. Contributions from the “Christmas in July” bell ringing and counter kettles are included in the 2019 total.

As need knows no season, donations are always gratefully accepted and can be sent to the Salvation Army, c/o of the Great North Bank, P. O. Box 500, Florence, WI 54121, at any time during the year.

For more information about local Salvation Army services, call 715-528-2030. To volunteer for the 2020 Red Kettle Campaign, call 715-528-4744.

Appreciated sponsorship for February playgroup

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From Stacy Harrison, Norway:

Fireflies would like to thank Danielson’s Insurance Agency for sponsoring the two-session February playgroup for infants and toddlers from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 17 and 19 at 724 Main St. in Norway.

Fireflies is a nonprofit founded by Brittany Anderson that seeks to strengthen and support families in Dickinson County and beyond. In addition to monthly playgroups for young children, Fireflies offers a support group for women and classes for new and expectant parents. For more information, go to Fireflies on Facebook or call 906-563-1206.

Golden Girls enjoyed ski tourney at Sugar Shack

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From Marge Nelson, Iron Mountain:

A thank you to the LeFebvre family of Sugar Shack at the Pine Mountain Ski Jump Tournament. There was awesome food and dessert, great musical entertainment enjoyed by all the Golden Girls, family and friends. It was fun watching outstanding ski jumping through the windows and warmth of Sugar Shack. The Golden Girls are all women in their golden years, 80 to 90 years old, including his mom. What a great day it was. We all hope to be there again next year.

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