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Park Rapids Blue Star Mothers members, along with family and friends, gathered Tuesday to package gift boxes for area soldiers serving overseas. Front row, from left, Tom Caracio, Dawn Caracio, Santa (Dick Rutherford), Becky Holmen, Connie Carmichael, Marie Flora, Deb Korsgaden, Cheryl Gartner, Barb Pachel, Judy Harsha and Rodger Harsha. Back row, from left, Russ Carmichael, Richard (Bear) Abbot and Linda Olson. Members not pictured are Mae Benjamin, Randi Menten and Lorraine Garbett. (Anna Erickson / En...

Blue Star sendoff given to 35 holiday cheer packages

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Families gathered this week to pack boxes of support for soldiers.

The Northwoods Chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., come together to support each other along with families who have loved ones in the military.


The holiday packages include snacks, socks, spoons and forks, hats and toiletries. They were packed by mothers, fathers and friends.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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