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Feeling Thankful!

This year we celebrate 80 Years serving the Twin Cities.  Wow!  We are so very grateful to have had so many loyal customers over the years.  Things have changed a lot since 1940.  A loaf of bread was only 10 cents and a gallon of gas was 11 cents!  The first McDonalds opened in California and a 40 hour work week was put into effect by amending the Fair Labor Standards Act.  In 1940 we were first introduced to Bugs Bunny and The Tom & Jerry cartoon short debuted in theaters.  Winston Churchill was voted Time Magazine’s Man of the Year and the York Peppermint Pattie debuted.  In 1940 people started saying “cheese” when smiling for the camera, in the past they reputedly said “prunes” to keep from smiling!


A lot has changed in 80 years and we know 2020 is nothing like any of us expected.  We are all doing our best to remain calm and find the good in these trying situations.  Throughout the last 80 years, our community has seen it’s ups and downs, we know it’s important to find ways to help our community when in need.  It feels good to do good.


This year Minnesota came together to help their neighbors.  Whether it was donating your time to help a businesses clean up and rebuild, donating to your local food shelves, or helping a Minnesotan receive a warm coat,  we have all tried our best to help however we can during this trying year.


We definitely saw the good in so many people this fall as we were able to collect over 11,000 Coats for Kids this year!  We are very thankful for your generosity.  So many more of our fellow Minnesotans were in need in 2020 than in past years and our community really stepped up to help.  We were able to donate those coats and accessories to 45 local organizations who were very grateful for your contributions.  Knowing that 11,000 people will be able to stay warm during this hard winter is a great feeling.
Though our gatherings may be smaller this year, we all still have much to be thankful for.  We appreciate your patronage over the years and wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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