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Young girl shows the spirit of giving
Times photo: Anthony Wahl Five-year-old Cadance Baumgartner, of Warren, Ill., stands amidst the large collection of toys and clothing she donated to the Green County Human Services department this week. The donation consisted of 40 large trash bags, filling a 15- by 10-foot trailer, making it one of the largest donations in memory.
MONROE - If a little child is going to lead us this holiday season, let it be Cadance Baumgartner. Five-year-old Cadance of Warren, Ill., was excited about her father, Aaron Baumgartner, dropping off a donation of used clothes and toys - many of them hers - at the Green County Human Services Department Thursday, according to her mother, Tonya Baumgartner. "I wanted other kids to have them for Christmas," said Cadance, who missed the delivery because she had to go to school.Jeannie Blumer, economic support supervisor, said it is the largest donation of items, especially of children's clothes, that she has seen in her 31 years with the department.