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'Giving Fence' provides winter accessories to Wakefield kids


October 27, 2020

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

CHECKING OUT a selection of winter hats, gloves and scarves at Wakefield's "Giving Fence" on Saturday is Chloe Dunbar, 10. The sixth-grader was visiting a display set up next to the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School.


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WAKEFIELD - Students in need of new hats, gloves and scarves were welcome to pick them up throughout Saturday at the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 School.

As part of a project called "The Giving Fence," the free items were protected within clear plastic bags that were attached with colorful clothespins on a fence next to the school's playground.

"The idea for "The Giving Fence" came from someone from Appleton (Wisconsin) who sent a donation of gloves," said Kathy Makela, a fourth -grade teacher at the school.

Makela added that Superintendent Jason Gustafs...

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