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September 6, 2013

Twelve Mile residents "pitch in" to run the town

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Another longtime resident of Twelve Mile, Elsie Strasser, said people volunteer to do things that need to be done. She said everything seems to happen by word of mouth around the town.

One man who doesn't live in Twelve Mile anymore comes back to the area to help by mowing any vacant lots, Elsie Strasser said.

“I think community is a big part of the town,” Elsie Strasser said.

People volunteer as they are able, she added.

“The people are friendly and hardworking,” Elsie Strasser said. “If you want to be busy, move to Twelve Mile. You will be busy volunteering.”

The town is also home to the Twelve Mile Christmas pageant and lawn mower race, both popular attractions for families in the area.

The lawn mower race fundraiser has been taking place for 51 years. These days, the race takes place in Plank Hill Park and draws large crowds of people.

Some refer to Twelve Mile as the biggest small town in Indiana. But others, like those volunteering and helping others, refer to it as their home.

Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or amie.sites@pharostribune.com.

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