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Community donates $2,000 to homeless shelter

Posted: Friday, Jan 18th, 2013

Pictured from left to right are Sue Messer, Susan Morris, Gloria Pasqua, Pete Pasqua, Chris Frye, Meagan Challand and Katie Wolf. The City of Rochelle recently donated $2,000 from the 2012 Christmas Tree Festival to the Pasquas to be used for the homeless shelter. (Photo submitted)

ROCHELLE — On Tuesday morning, representatives from the City of Rochelle handed donations to Pete and Gloria Pasqua from proceeds of the 2012 Christmas Tree Festival. The festival raised more than $2,000 for the local homeless shelter.

According to City of Rochelle Marketing Manager, Jenny Thompson, locals dropped off donations even after the tree festival came to a close. Thompson also mentioned that Mark Pearson, a Rochelle Middle School seventh grade student, donated $93 to the homeless shelter at the Christmas tree festival.

For the complete article see the 01-17-2013 issue.

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