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The Roberts United Church of Christ Youth (RUCCY) group posed for a photo before leaving on their mission trip to Harrisburg, Penn. Pictured are(Front from left) student Harley McDaniel, youth leader Carrie Fisher. (Back from left) Students Ryley Jurek, Annie Loewel, chaperone Megan Frye, Ashley Hennen, David Fisher, chaperone Tony Jurek, Ben Leonard, Dylan Frye, Carolyn Morris. Not pictured is Krysta Fisher, who joined the group on the way to Pennsylvania.

'It's just how my momma raised me'

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Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania. It's very near to the home of the Hershey's factory. And it's struggling not to go bankrupt.

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Young people grades 7-12 from Roberts United Church of Christ traveled to Harrisburg for a service trip June 29 and returned July 7. They will be sharing their experiences in an event later in August.

"It's a real hands-on way for kids to see how fast the economy can change for people a lot like them," youth leader Carrie Fisher said.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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