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100-year-old hits food drive goal

 

August 14, 2020

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Mickey Nelson crossed the finish line near his church in Clarks Grove in southern Minnesota on Aug. 5, marking his 100th mile in walking for a food drive cause since May.

A Minnesota man walked 100 miles to raise funds for Covid-19 food programs. Mickey Nelson crossed the finish line at his church in Clarks Grove in southern Minnesota on Aug. 5, just three blocks from the house he was born in - and still lives in.

A veteran of World War II, Nelson served in an armored division maintaining tanks. As a businessman, he founded and operated a successful bus business for 58 years. Now, he is serving in another role - as fundraiser. He decided back in May he would walk a mile or two every day until he reached 100 miles to raise money for hunger relief. The pandemi...



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