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Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

Students at several Farmington schools took on projects recently to help others during the holiday season.

Riverview

When students at Riverview Elementary take on a project, they are looking to make a difference. Third grade students wrapped up gifts on Friday, December 6 that will be provided to two local families.

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The students generated nearly $700 in funds for the effort and then worked in teams to wrap the gifts purchased with the funds. Teachers coordinated the massive effort which featured students working in pairs to wrap gifts in the a common area at the school. The receiving families were coordinated through Riverview's ongoing partnership through 360 Communities.

Farmington Elementary

Farmington Elementary took an alternate route for this year’s holiday gift collection project by collecting some much needed basic supplies for those in need. A Sock Drive held in December netted over 1000 pair of socks.

The socks will be distributed locally with some also being sent to a charity in Africa.

Youth Development

The approaching holiday season provides a framework for members of Farmington High School’s Youth Development Committee to do some outreach to residents at Trinity Care Center. Students visited the center on Thursday, Dec. 19, leading residents in holiday sing-a-longs and spreading some much appreciated holiday cheer.

Dr. Joe Emond, longtime Farmington area family physician, FHS tennis coach and Community Education summer tennis camp leader, assisted in the sing-a-long fun. Emond is a regular music volunteer at the center.

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