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Petersburg group embarks on international service project


Lizzie Thompson / Submitted Photo

(From left) Kate Thompson, Clara Medalen, Lizzie Thompson and Wear Eide, along with Eide's husband Dick (not pictured) will travel to Thailand this winter to install a water filtration system in Eide's childhood village's school. The group is raising funds for the necessary equipment at this weekend's Oktoberfest by selling Eide's traditional Thai food.

Lizzie Thompson began dreaming up a service project to participate in with her daughter, Kate, when Kate was still a baby.

"I decided that when she was old enough to participate in and feel empowered by a service project that I would find something to do with her that would give her a strong sense of her ability to make a difference in this world and to know the wonderful feeling of helping others," Thompson said.

Though she wasn't sure exactly what the project would be, a recent perfect storm of events have pointed the way toward the perfect opportunity.

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