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The Redmond girls, from left: Grace, Ava, and Olivia presented $1,500 to Candice Rapley (back) at the River Falls Community Food Pantry on Friday, Sept. 6. The girls raised the money by doing a summer long triathlon.

River Falls sisters give it a 'tri'

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With long summer days ahead, the Redmond girls, Grace, 12; Ava, 9; and Olivia, 9, were looking for something to keep them busy.

With thoughts of others, the girls decided to each complete a leg of a triathlon -- swimming, biking, running -- and raise money for the River Falls Community Food Pantry.


Mom, Shelly, said both Ava and Olivia became familiar with the food pantry after doing food drives at Westside Elementary, where they are now fourth graders.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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