The Merrill Fellowship of Christian Athletes did a stuffed animal drive this year from March 1 until April 10. The goal was to collect and distribute stuffed animals to kids in stressful or traumatic situations, and simply for kids to have their own stuffed animal to play with. The group collected a grand total of 486 stuffed animals. They were donated to HAVEN, Merrill Fire Department, Crescent Lake Bible Camp, Big Brothers Big Sisters, a Russian Orphanage, and Parkside Preschool. Thanks go out to Merrill Presbyterian Church, St. John Lutheran Church, Merrill Bible Church, OTTS Garage, and Looks Unlimited.
“Our group is small but we had a big task and we were able to positively affect a lot of lives,” said Mackenzie Baacke, FCA Huddle Leader.