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Osakis has five volunteers who participate in the Foster Grandparent Program: (left to right) Joyce Uhlenkamp, Ruth Hinnenkamp, Charmaine Hartmann, Kathy Bowman and Diane Waltzing (not pictured). Contributed photo

Foster Grandparents offer kids a positive role model

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New clothes are bought, backpacks are prepared and buses are boarded as children begin the journey of a new school year.

They are not alone in their preparations. Two hundred Foster Grandparent senior volunteers across central Minnesota will also be back serving in local schools, Head Starts and other non-profit agencies.


In Alexandria, there are three Foster Grandparent volunteers: Rosalia Ray, Rosalie Thoen and Lois Peterson.

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