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Gabrielle Johnson, 7, left, and her mother Alina work on the construction of their gingerbread house Thursday night during the Kennedy Elementary School Family Night in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Kennedy Family Night brings families together for activities, learning


WILLMAR — Gingerbread houses were the big draw Thursday, as about 500 students and parents attended Family Night at Kennedy Elementary School.

Along with the fun of “gluing” graham crackers together with white frosting, the evening served other purposes.

The goals of the monthly gatherings are to give parents tips for working on reading and math at home, to provide fun activities for families and to build a sense of community.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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