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Black finds way to 'pay it forward'

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To the Editor:
I want to thank the woman who graciously paid for my sister and me to enter the craft fair at the Luverne School on Dec. 7.
We were travelling to Minneapolis and decided to stop, knowing that one of our favorite vendors was going to be there and that we could pick up a few gifts for the holidays.
We were unaware of the full festivities of the event and were not prepared with cash to pay for the entrance fee. Neither of us was traveling with a checkbook, and they were not prepared to take debit cards.
Disappointed, we were just going to leave when a woman entering the event put down $20 and said she would get ours.
Having grown up in southwestern Minnesota, we get the neighborly mentality and immediately told each other that we would find a way to pay it forward to someone else in the near future.
Just so you know, where I live there is always a day where an anonymous donor matches each $20 bill that goes into the Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive, making it a $100 donation. This will be my pay it forward.
Michelle Black
Sioux Falls, S.D.

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