Updated: 10:22 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19
The trailer the VFW uses to store cans to raise money for its scholarships was moved, not stolen, according to a representative with the Valley Creek Mall.
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“They cut the chain and took the trailer,” he said.
The money from the cans is used for the Ken Fritsche Sr. College Memorial Fund, which each year provides $1,000 scholarships to two Woodbury High School seniors going on to higher education.
Fritsche said he noticed the trailer was missing over the weekend and contacted police Monday, Aug. 19.
The Cans for College trailer has been stationed at the Valley Creek Mall parking lot since 2003, Fritsche told Patch. The fund was set up as a way to recognize his father after he died.
There had been talk of adding a second trailer because of the popularity of the program, Fritsche said.
If anyone in Woodbury has a trailer they would like to donate to the VFW, call Fritsche at 651-261-1300.
Cans for College2006 Renee Elsasser, Lake Forest College
2007 Benjamin Dellaria, University of St Thomas
2008 Sarah Petrich, Anderson University
2008 Amanda Skinner, University of Minnesota
2009 Nicholas Grizzell, University of St. Thomas
2010 Noah Trebesch, University of Minnesota
2010 Mara Stewart, University of Wisconsin
2011 Torsten Rotto, Stanford University
2011 Prithwis Mukhopadhyay, MIT
2012 Chandler J Ignaszewski, University of Minnesota
2012 Ericka H Storvick, Luther College
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