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Twice Is Nice auctions off Christmas TreeSubmitted: 12/05/2018
Devin Biggs
Devin Biggs
Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter
dbiggs@wjfw.com

Twice Is Nice auctions off Christmas Tree
RHINELANDER - You'll see price tags on items at a consignment store in Rhinelander. But, one item at Twice is Nice went up for auction instead. Barb Reineking owned a fake Christmas tree for many years. She didn't want it anymore and took it Twice Is Nice to put it up for sale. Barb noticed interest in the tree was high and asked one of the store managers if it could be put up for auction. After receiving approval, they wanted to dedicate the funds to a good cause.

"Why I think the food pantry is very, very joyful because this is a very difficult time for many people. I have been very blessed in my life's journey and I want to pass that on to the less fortunate people," said Reineking.


"We're very grateful for the gift. Any gifts during the holiday season or anytime of course we're very thankful for, but this one's kind of special just because the way it worked out is very cool," said Rhinelander Area Food Pantry Executive Director Guy Hansen. "It was actually 4 donations in a row that made this happen."

The anonymous bidder donated the tree to Nativity of our Lord Catholic Church and School. Twice Is Nice donated 150 dollars to the food pantry.


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