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Left to right, Mel Germanson, Karen Kielas and Jerry Carter return to Veterans Park Monday, Nov. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 27 to accept donations for the River Falls Community Food Pantry. Phil Pfuehler photo

Grumpy Old Men gear up for big food drive, promote long-suffering intern

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After a six-year apprenticeship, Karen Kielas has joined the self-dubbed Grumpy Old Man for their annual campaign to replenish the local food shelf 8:30 a.m. till just before dark at 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 26 and 27, near the Main Street curb at Veterans Park.


Eighty-something local retirees Jerry Carter and Mel Germanson took the Grumpy Old Men label from the 1990s movie with the same name.

That name belies their charitable intentions.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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