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Demand high for giving program


Donations have been down in the past couple of years, but the number of families who need assistance through Farmington's Toys for Town program is on the rise.

Last year, Farmington's annual gift drive helped about 250 kids from just fewer than 100 families. This year seems to be on pace to meet, or even exceed that number. By Nov. 17, this year's list already included 28 families.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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