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Hobos to raise funds for Brookings shelter

Modified: Monday, Oct 8th, 2012

These hobos will be “flopping” in yards around Brookings for the next couple of weeks, beginning Tuesday. They’re part of a fundraiser for the Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter beginning this year, in celebration of the Hobo Day Centennial. Courtesy photo

• Abuse shelter’s traveling fundraiser inspired by Hobo Day

BROOKINGS – If a hobo comes up to you next week and asked that you pull out your leather poke and hand him a lump, will you know what he means?

For some Brookings residents, that will soon be important information. A gang of 15 “hobos” has arrived in town and is looking to “flop” on the yards of local homeowners. It’s a good-spirited Hobo Day fundraiser for the Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter, and homeowners are asked to give a lump (a donation) to the shelter so the ‘bos will find a new place to nap.

For the complete article see the 10-06-2012 issue.

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