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Community Cantata Choir

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

The Community Cantata Choir will present a free Christmas musical at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at St. John Lutheran Church, 2142 N.E. McDonald Lane, McMinnville. A free will offering to benefit YCAP will be taken.

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