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Nick Petersen clears brush and small trees from the property line Wednesday at DEMO Inc. in rural Svea. Peterson and fellow Area Learning Center students volunteered for the community service project and planted a vegetable garden and lilies, and filled in holes in the lawn at the site. DEMO Inc. is a nonprofit organization that promotes the arts. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Students volunteer to help nonprofit arts center plant garden

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More than a dozen students from Willmar's Area Learning Center volunteered to spend their school day Wednesday planting and clearing brush for a local nonprofit arts organization.


At the end of the day, they were hot, tired and dirty, but they were still smiling. Some told ALC art teacher Monica Villars that they had never worked that hard.

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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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