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Heart of the Lakes Elementary students, front row, left to right, Owen Buehler, Caden Doll, Paige Johnson, Kadence Schmitz and Mercedes Fresonke presented checks to Relay For Life on May 30. Also pictured, back row, from left to right, are Principal Kari Yates, Relay For Life Chairperson Lisa Peterson, survivors Ruth Wegscheid and Linda Hendrickson, and School Counselor Julie Vomacka. Joe Bowen/FOCUS

HOTL holds ‘Relay Recess’ event

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Perham’s Heart of the Lakes Elementary School participated in a ‘Relay Recess,’ a Relay for Life event geared toward younger children, on Wednesday, May 22.


The relay focused on four facets of the broader Relay for Life campaign: fundraising, walking and general exercise, nutrition, and protection from the sun, according to School Counselor Julie Vomacka, who organized the event.

The “big idea,” she explained, was to raise money and educate students.

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