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Reader Opinion: Day of caring

Each year hundreds of students from the Pequot Lakes school participate in a Day of Caring where they go out into the surrounding communities to do a day of service helping with many different jobs. This year we were so blessed to have a group of...

Each year hundreds of students from the Pequot Lakes school participate in a Day of Caring where they go out into the surrounding communities to do a day of service helping with many different jobs. This year we were so blessed to have a group of students and their teacher, Sara Johnson, arrive at our home to pick up sticks and rake our huge front lawn. What an awesome site to see over a dozen young men and women working hard on this large task. Beside raking and picking up the sticks, they also hauled all the leaves to our compost pile. We enjoyed seeing them making a fun time out of hard work. They will never know the big burden that was lifted from our shoulders by their completing this job. As I went from our house to the Christ Community Church in Nisswa, I was greeted by another wonderful group of eight young men and their teacher Chris Palmer. Once again as in years past, they cut and removed some dead limbs, raked, and weeded our church lawn and flower beds. We are so thankful and appreciative of the school, the faculty and the students that are willing to provide this caring service to so many elderly and charitable organizations in our area. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a job well done. May you realize the blessing you have been to so many in your community and may the Lord bless each and every one of you.

Ray and Betty Simenstad

Pequot Lakes

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