Park Rapids Enterprise collecting mittens for local children


A "Mitten Tree" in the lobby of the Park Rapids Enterprise will help keep little fingers warm this winter.

Area residents are invited to stop by and hang a warm pair of mittens or gloves to help decorate the tree and share the spirit of giving this holiday season.

Mahube-Otwa Head Start and Century Elementary School will receive the mittens in January and distribute them to children who need them. Sizes infant to children's size 6 are desired.

Office hours at the Enterprise are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.

A Toys for Girls and Boys and Tiny Tots collection box is located at the Enterprise for those who wish to donate a gift for that program as well.

As a "thank you" to everyone who supports the local newspaper, community members are invited to come to the Enterprise office on Wednesday, Dec. 20 and select a festive gift box from the Christmas village for a discount on a subscription or renewal. Discounts range from 20 to 50 percent.