St. Celestine Shantytown

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    Allison Schroering of Celestine, 16, left, and Kendra Mehringer of Dubois, 22, set up their sleeping quarters at St. Celestine Church in Celestine on Friday. Youth from the parish built a shantytown out of cardboard boxes and slept in it overnight to experience and learn about homelessness. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Sara Mehringer of Dubois, 17, and Brynn Hoffman of Haysville, 17, warmed their hands by a trashcan fire at St. Celestine Church in Celestine on Friday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Travis Reuber of Dubois, 17, rested as Sara Mehringer of Dubois, 17, left, her sister Kendra, 22, Allison Schroering of Celestine, 16, and Calvin Sander of Dubois, 16, set up their sleeping quarters at St. Celestine Church in Celestine on Friday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Patrick Betz, 16, left, collected kindling for a fire with his cousin Evan Betz, 17, both of Celestine, at St. Celestine Church in Celestine on Friday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Katrina Mehringer of Dubois, 22, added kindling to a trashcan fire pit at St. Celestine Church in Celestine on Friday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Deacon Mike Seibert, left, Kennedie Knies of Celestine, and Clare Mangin of Dubois, bpth 14, struggled to stand while keeping their arms interlocked during a team building activity at St. Celestine Church in Celestine on Friday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Elizabeth Kunz of Celestine, 13, left, Madelyn Pund of Bretzville, 14, Clare Mangin of Dubois, 14, and Mara Schroering of Celestine, 14, received their cardboard boxes at St. Celestine Church in Celestine on Friday. Youth from the parish built a shantytown out of cardboard boxes and slept in them overnight to experience homelessness. Rachel Mummey/The Herald

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    Dusk fell on the cemetery at St. Celestine Church in Celestine on Friday. Rachel Mummey/The Herald