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Local teens raise money for mission trip

By Bonnie Shelton

WESTON (WAOW)--A group of local teens need your help to better the lives of others. Teens from Mt.. Olive Lutheran Church in Weston are trying to raise funds for a summer mission trip.

The group will spend time at a summer camp in Richmond, Virginia repairing homes and improving accessibility for the less fortunate.

Organizers said they hope to raise over 25,000 to help the teens. A dinner and live auction was held Friday night. The event sold out, but even if you weren't able to attend, you can still help.

The silent auction, featuring everything from weekend getaways to Milwuakee Bucks tickets, continues through Sunday.

Students say the trip is worth every penny. "When you can go out and do something for someone and just see them simply smile, that's the coolest feeling in the world," said 15-year-old Ali Young, a church member who has gone on youth missions before.

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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