As of Friday night - boosted by $1,000 worth of private donations and raffle tickets sold at a chili supper - Wreaths Across Dunbarton had raised about $3,500, Larsen said.
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"People give you confidence," he said, mentioning college coach Don Larsen. "They kind of see something that you didn't see. At end of the day, I squeezed everything there is to squeeze out of it."
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