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Closest to the Pin helps Children’s Home + Aid

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 12:04 p.m. CDT

3M’s 20th annual Closest to the Pin Contest is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.

The Closest to the Pin Contest attempt is about 98 yards, with awards of $1,000 for first place, $300 for second place and $100 for third place. There will be a silent auction, which will consist of items donated by area businesses. Each participant will be given a bag of 3M products. It will be held at the 3M facility at 3050 Corporate Drive in DeKalb.

This year, the employees of 3M have decided to donate the proceeds to Children’s Home + Aid. Children’s Home + Aid is dedicated to  saving children’s lives, moving families forward and going where the need is greatest. Since 1883, they have provided help, hope and opportunity. Last year, Children’s Home + Aid helped more than 40,000 children and families in Illinois overcome obstacles like poverty, abuse and neglect.

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