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Bovey Coleraine Youth Center Fund Raiser

Mark your calendars for Satuday, Sept 5, 8 am to 1 pm, the Bovey Coleraine Youth Center will be having a rummage sale fund raiser at the youth center. There are lots of back to school clothing, and tons of miscellaneous. The Youth Center is located across from the Bovey post office, on main ...

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