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Eric Wenzel (center) gets help loading bags of coats from Kevin Lovegreen (left) and Joe Fischer as they and other volunteers prepared to deliver Coats of Kindness donations to area thrift stores and shelters. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)

Cottage Grove-based 'Coats of Kindness' sees record donations

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Eric and Karen Wenzel are awash in gifts for others this time of year.

The Wenzels’ Coats of Kindness campaign to collect and donate winter coats and clothing to the needy keeps growing. Wrapping up its fourth year, the Cottage Grove couple expects Coats of Kindness to see a record donation of jackets this year.


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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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