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Photo by Rachelle Klemme Pioneer Journal employees Lacey Schik and Bette Johnson stand by boxes of Empty Stocking Christmas gifts.

Empty Stocking Fund turns 85

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The Empty Stocking Fund charitable drive is now in its 85th year.

Lacey Schik, an employee at the Wadena Pioneer Journal, is one of the Empty Stocking volunteers putting many hours into the annual Christmas project.


"We provide gifts and a Christmas meal to families who can't necessarily afford it," Schik said.

Schik started at the Pioneer Journal in March 2010, and it is her second time being involved with Empty Stocking.

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