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Longtime volunteer's latest focus is Kids Christmas shopping experience


November 29, 2017

NANCY PATTON, center, works with volunteers during last year's Kids Free Christmas Store.

Nancy Patton has volunteered in one way or another for most of her adult life.

Through the years, that's included work for churches, schools, children's sports teams, chambers of commerce and beauty pageants. She's enjoyed it all, she says, but it's when she talks about one of her most recent endeavors that she gets emotional.

Patton has been on the Sweet Home Beautification Committee for five years.

"Three years ago, (committee member) Bob Dahlenburg said 'We don't have enough things for kids,'" Patton said. "I already was doing the Rock Around the Christmas Tree (event) for the businesses...

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