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Mel Germanson and Jerry Carter show their commitment to keeping the River Falls Food Pantry stocked. Food Pantry volunteer Stephen Smith said the following are among the most needed items: Canned fruit and canned tuna, ham, chicken, Spam and other meats; boxed foods; Chunky soups; cereal; bags of potatoes; detergent, paper towels, toilet paper and throwaway diapers. Venison is OK as long as it's commercially processed and stamped. Smith adds that the Food Pantry, located upstairs at Ezekiel Lutheran Chur...

Check out these 'grumpy old men,' but don't worry, they're not grumpy

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They ask that you look for them Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and, more important, bring some goodies.

They are Jerry Carter and Mel Germanson, the self-proclaimed "grumpy old men."


You'll find the two "grumps" near the curb downtown at Veterans Park for their annual post-Thanksgiving food drive.

The two-day collection goes to fill the shelves of the River Falls Food Pantry.

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