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Seventeen-year-old River Falls High School senior Karlie Place spent the last year in a youth leadership program through Hershey's and Key Club. Through it she and seven other students developed an event called Family Play Day. Place is the daughter of Brian and Lroi Place. (Submitted photos)

River Falls High School's girl’s Hershey’s experience a sweet deal

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It was a Sunday evening in late October when 17-year-old River Falls High School senior, then a junior, Karlie Place got a phone call that would change her life and shape the course of the next year for her.


The call was from someone named Leanna Meiser who said she worked for Hersheys.

“As soon as she said Hershey, I knew,” Place said.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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