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Schafer’s Health & Gifts manager Sydney Strom holds a box of handmade valentines that have been dropped off at the store for the Valentine Factory project, which delivers them to nursing homes and care facilities. (BRIAN KORTHALS/DAILY GLOBE)

Have a heart: Valentine Factory collects handmade cards for older residents


WORTHINGTON — With Valentine’s Day just 11 days away, the local Valentine Factory is at peak production, churning out heartfelt messages that will be delivered to the region’s older residents.

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The Valentine Factory, implemented in 2011 by local resi

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