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Teens' summer of service
Courtney Spahn, 15, of Middleton, Bridget Knight, 17, of Madison, and Will Pritchard, 16, of Cross Plains, sweep the patio behind Aster Assisted Living on Thursday morning. The three are members of Love Begins Here, a Catholic organization started by the Diocese of Madison in 2009. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - More than 90 Catholic teens from across Wisconsin converged on Green County Monday for a week of service. At nursing homes, churches, schools and residences, about 90 teens - called missionaries - and 30 adults - or lead missionaries - worked on various community projects throughout the county for Madison organization Love Begins Here. Garrett Martin, youth minister at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, said almost 1,000 teens will work on service projects for Love Begins Here throughout the Diocese of Madison by the end of the summer.