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Freedom's Little Red Stocking Campaign a success

From the left are, from Erickson's, Rick Cagle, Gary Vander Vorst, North Hudson store manager Paul Kirk, Darrin Forbes, director of development for Children's Home Society Lynn Varco, president of Children's Home Society Maureen Warren, from Erickson Oil, Brad Erickson, Debbie Erickson and Grady Erickson. Photo by Margaret Ontl

Erickson Oil Freedom Valu Centers officials presented $52,840 to the Children's Home Society on Monday, Feb. 18.

The funds were collected as part of the Little Red Stocking campaign which kicked off in mid-November and ran through Jan. 2 at Freedom Valu Centers. Customers could donate a $1 or $5 "stocking."

The North Hudson Freedom Valu Center earned the award for collecting the greatest amount. This is the third year Erickson Oil has participated in the program resulting in a total contribution of $125,846.

Children's Home Society was founded in 1889 and facilitates domestic and international adoptions.