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      Community on a mission to help youth group

      Local youth on their way to a mission trip this summer got help from the community this weekend. Twelve of them will stay in inner city Philadelphia and help struggling families.

      They held a rummage sale at the First Presbyterian Church in Marquette to help with travel expenses. Thousands of items were on the table. The group raised $1,500.

      "We want to learn about how it is to live off food stamps for a whole day and what it's like to go to the soup kitchens," said Sarah Farnsworth. "I'm looking forward to being in a different city, so it'll be different than Marquette, seeing different people, staying with the homeless and seeing what that's like, just a new experience," said Liesel Demeuse.

      The week-long trip is slated for June.