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Salvation Army, Growmobile combine to offer brighter summer for kids


WILLMAR -- Unleash 30 kids with bright red frosting and graham crackers, and you get edible fire trucks. And a bit of a mess. And maybe a little more.

It was Tuesday, which is craft day for the United Way Growmobile summer program.

Regina Schmitz, who operates the Growmobile, said the program reaches from 180 to 200 kids a week at five locations around Willmar. Last summer about 160 kids a week participated.

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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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