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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Recently, Whitley Countyâ€™s Shrine Club donated several hundred dollars to The Woodlands Senior Center, in Columbia City.
The Shriners are continuing to pitch in for the community, this time helping beautify the cityâ€™s downtown area.
The club is donating two trees to be planted along West Van Buren Street, east of Line Street, on the south side of the road.
â€śWe just want to give back to the community,â€ť said Ken Lundquist, Whitley Countyâ€™s Shrine Club secretary-treasurer. â€śTheyâ€™ve supported us so well over the years.â€ť
In a letter to the Board of Works, Lundquist said Old Settlers Daysâ€™ elephant ear sales have been â€śvery goodâ€ť to the Whitley County Shrine Club, so the group voted to show its appreciation to citizens by replacing the trees.
Lundquist is also the president of Columbia Cityâ€™s Tree Board.
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