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Story Matters: Ralph Koll shares memories of living on Westside

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Ralph Koll talks about Richmond Park and a memorable blizzard in the 1970s.
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Harrison Park Student Media Team

The Harrison Park Student Media Team, for students in grades 4th - 8th, works with the Creative Youth Center to produce an online newsletter. Advanced students produce videos and are currently working on their entry for the Kent District Library Teen Movie Festival!

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall to collect the stories of the voices we don't always hear in mainstream media. This story was captured at Harrison Park School on October 30.

Ralph Koll talks about Richmond Park and a memorable blizzard in the 1970s.

STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. You can see all the Story Matters videos archived at

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