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Fall Fest at Hanson's Village Farm gets local organizations involved in giving back to their communitySubmitted: 10/22/2017
Story By Phylicia Ashley

Fall Fest at Hanson's Village Farm gets local organizations involved in giving back to their community
RHINELANDER - Local organizations got the chance to give back to their communities at Saturday's Fall Fest.

 This year it also gave a mother and daughter the chance to get even closer than they were before. 

During Fall Fest on Saturday Nicole Fondie felt a little déjà vu watching her daughter. 

"It's neat to repeat it and see her grow with it," said Nicole. 

As a child Nicole was involved with the girl scouts, but this is her first year as a troop leader to her daughter Zoey's Girl Scouts troop.

"It gives them an opportunity to give back to other people and give back to their communities," said Nicole.
This year the scouts volunteered at Fall Fest. 

"Very proud of her, seeing everything she does, and the way she likes to interact with people," said Nicole. 


Helping people of all ages with crafts taught Zoey a bigger life lesson. 

"If nobody helps them they'll probably never get past their problems unless they do it on their own," said Zoey.

Seeing the lesson Zoey takes away from the day, reminds Nicole of what volunteering taught her years ago. 

"It's actually unbelievable it's amazing what I see now that I didn't see when I was younger," said Nicole. 

This mother daughter duo and the rest of the troop helped Hanson's Village Farm organize a full day of events.
 
"The thing I enjoyed the most today was helping out and having fun," said Zoey. 

Zoey said seeing the smiles on everyone's faces, is the reason why she'll always love volunteering. 

"It's my favorite thing to do in my pass time when I'm not on my electronics or playing with my puppy," said Zoey.

For Nicole the day reminded her of the hope she has for her daughter.

"My biggest wish is for her to believe that no matter what she can do anything she wants to," said Nicole. 

The troop made cards for veterans. 

The Rhinelander Music Department and FBLA/ DECA Chapter, as well as Ripco also volunteered at Fall Fest.

 The Hanson family says they're looking for more volunteers to help with the 6 th annual Fall Fest next year. 


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