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Karen Wenzel at a drop site for "Coats of Kindness." Submitted photo

Cottage Grove couple's 'Coats of Kindness' expands in third year

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Eric and Karen Wenzel are extending their warmth for the third year with "Coats of Kindness," a campaign to collect new and gently used winter coats and accessories for people who can't afford them.


Karen, who is in partnership with her husband in Wenzel Financial Services in Cottage Grove, got the idea to collect winter coats, after a service at All Saints Lutheran Church three years ago.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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