Community First

By Jennifer McDaniel
For the Ellsworth County I-R

Even as a young girl, Ellen Russell remembers how Kanopolis residents would flock to the American Legion Hall to try their luck during the annual bingo tournament her mother and other local women hosted each November.

In those days, the women, all members of a local social club, packed in the crowd by offering an evening of food and fellowship in exchange for donations they used to make improvements throughout the community.

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