Cheerful Givers Day celebration

Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Saturday, March 23, as “Cheerful Givers Day” in honor of the Eagan nonprofit that provides birthday gift bags to children. To celebrate, Cheerful Givers hosted “The Great Minnesota Birthday Party” at the Mall of America on March 23. Kids attending the event were treated to photos with SpongeBob and Dora, along with face painting, coloring and making birthday crowns. As a result of the fundraiser, another 800 less-fortunate children will receive a birthday gift bag. Above: J.D. Steele and the MacPhail Center for Music bring together youth from all corners of the Twin Cities and all walks of life to join hands and voices. (Photo submitted)

Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Saturday, March 23, as “Cheerful Givers Day” in honor of the Eagan nonprofit that provides birthday gift bags to children. To celebrate, Cheerful Givers hosted “The Great Minnesota Birthday Party” at the Mall of America on March 23. Kids attending the event were treated to photos with SpongeBob and Dora, along with face painting, coloring and making birthday crowns. As a result of the fundraiser, another 800 less-fortunate children will receive a birthday gift bag. Above: J.D. Steele and the MacPhail Center for Music bring together youth from all corners of the Twin Cities and all walks of life to join hands and voices. (Photo submitted)

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