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Effie Benz of the mission group YouthWorks paints a landing recently at The Priory retreat in Chestertown while her fellow workers Madison Wiedehoeft (left rear) and Austin Maconty watch her progress. The three were among 700 teens who visited northern Warren County this summer, and worked as volunteers sprucing up churches, homes of the elderly and various municipal facilities.

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YouthWorks teens appreciated for spirit, projects

Sister Connie Messitt of The Priory in Chestertown watched a dozen or so teenagers of the mission group YouthWorks painting trim in rooms of the sprawling building that serves as a retreat for people seeking spiritual renewal.


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