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Sudden torrential rain storm got us soaked, but the volunteers never wavered! We have the BEST volunteers!
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Posted by Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful

Posted on June 10, 2020

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Sudden torrential rain storm got us soaked, but the volunteers never wavered! We have the BEST volunteers!

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