Wreath donations pour in

An effort to collect Christmas wreaths for veteran graves is just 50 away from the goal, so it will be expanded to include veterans' graves at Old Iola Cemetery.

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December 1, 2022 - 2:05 PM

Maggie Barnett is 50 wreaths away from her goal.

Barnett and sister Pat Spencer are in the midst of a Christmas wreath blitz, with the hopes of placing more than 250 wreaths on veterans’ graves at Highland Cemetery and Old Iola Cemetery.

Since word of their endeavor started spreading about a week ago, Barnett and Spencer have received nearly $500 in cash donations, plus scores of gently used wreaths — 199 in all.

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