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St. Croix Central Elementary School's giving tree is already starting to be surrounded with food and non-perishable items for families in need in the Roberts and Hammond area. A group of St. Croix Central fourth-graders have been helping elementary school counselor Alyssa Matzek sort and organize the items under the tree. Pictured (from left) are fourth-graders Mya Kizer, Holly Hoolihan, Alexa Sippel and Olivia Cleary.

SCC school's giving tree provides holiday help

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The Christmas tree shining with lights and red and green ornaments in St. Croix Central Elementary School's lobby is not just for decoration, nor does it have your typical presents underneath it.


The tree is the school's "Giving Tree," a part of the annual "Giving Tree" campaign put on by the school to collect non-perishable items for the Roberts Food Pantry and families that request help.

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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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