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Donations sought for Giving Trees

MARQUETTE — Donations are being sought for Christmas Giving Trees in the Marquette area.

Lauri Ruonavaara runs an adopt-a-student program for teens in need in the area. Trees with tags identifying individual needs and sizes are located at the Landmark Inn, Starbucks and the Jackson Pit in Negaunee.

In addition, trees for coats only are located at the Vierling and the Bayou Bar & Grill in Harvey. Ruonavaara said the need for coats is especially great. She estimated at least 100 teens in the area are in need of a coat.

Residents interested in donating to the program may visit one of the businesses to select a tag. Those interested in donating a coat, may call Ruonavaara at (906) 475-7993.

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