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6th graders raise money for Haiti

NEW GLARUS (WKOW) -- Two area sixth graders are making it their mission to raise money for Haiti relief.

Grace Tollefson and Brandi Long hosted a fundraiser at a New Glarus restaurant Sunday.

They organized local music, raffles, and silent auctions with donations from local businesses.

The girls hope it will make a difference for victims of January's earthquake in Haiti.

"After all the pictures on the news, we decided we had to do something," said Tollefson.

"If we raise $100 or $1,000 every little bit counts," said Long.

One of the items up for auction was a sword worth $800. They also organized a euchre tournament with a $30 buy-in. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Haiti relief fund.

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