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Jan Dahl, of the Coalition for Healthy Adolescent Sexuality, left, speaks Monday with Arryana Rodriguez, 6, and her father, Omar Medina, at her organization's booth during the Community Connect event. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Second annual 'Community Connect' draws good crowd despite weather


A stream of people trudged through snow Monday to get to Bethel Lutheran Church in downtown Willmar for a bowl of chili, free blankets and information about community programs to help them meet short- and long-term needs.

The second annual Community Connect event drew a good crowd, despite blustery weather.

It was shut down two hours early because of blowing and drifting snow, but organizers were pleased with the turnout and efforts to make people aware of local resources.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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