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"It's a good sturdy bench," Rotarian Dick Whitcomb declared of the Hudson High School students' handiwork. The bench seat is made of one-and-a-half inch cherry and oak. The rest is pine. The inscription on the edge of the seat reads, "The greatest gift is a passion for reading." Photo by Randy Hanson

Students build a Rotary bench for the library

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The children's section of the Hudson Area Library has a colorful new bench.

Hudson High School students, with encouragement from first-year members of the Daybreak Rotary Club, made the forest green, treetop-shaped seat.


First-year Rotarians are charged with undertaking a local service project.

The Daybreak Club's first year committee decided to involve high school students in their project in keeping with Rotary's mission to enhance opportunities for youth.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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