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Photo by Rachelle Klemme "Hero up!" says a backpack handled by Empty Stocking volunteer Carol Aspengren.

ESF volunteer finds work rewarding

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The decades-long tradition of the Empty Stocking Fund provides gifts to hundreds of children, and it takes more than Santa and a handful of reindeer. Many area volunteers make it happen, and Carol Aspengren of Wadena has made the project a tradition for the last few years.


Aspengren, who moved to Wadena with her husband when they retired five years ago, helps with shopping.

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