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Even Arctic Temperatures Won't Close Kiwanis

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MANKATO, Minn. -

Even though temperatures never climbed above zero degrees during the daylight hours inMankato today, that didn't stop volunteers from donating their time at theKiwanis Holiday Lights.

Stationed around the park assisting visitors and drivers,volunteers took the right steps in dressing to withstand the cold.

Volunteers rotated positions, working fifteen to twentyminute shifts outside before moving indoors to warm up.

At temperatures of negative ten degrees and a light breeze,frostbite can occur in 30 minutes.

Karon Sheldon, a representative of the Mankato Teacher'sAssociation and a Kiwanis volunteer, says "We have hand warmers and about14 layers and lots of clothes and I got hot chocolate on the mind when we goback in the warming house."