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Alpine Bank employees David High, from left, Jeremy Behling, Tom Krabacher and Adam Alspach surround Soda Creek Elementary School second-grader Jorin Peed. The employees are growing mustaches to help the Peed family pay medical bills for Jorin, who has been diagnosed with nephritic syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that causes her immune system attack her kidneys. People can vote for their favorite — or least favorite — mustache at Alpine Bank. The employee with the most money in his jar has to grow his mustache through ski season or match the pot. There is a benefit account in Jorin's name at Alpine Bank. Soda Creek also will host 10-minute fun runs during students' physical education classes from Dec. 2 to 5, and people can pledge money for each lap the students run. For more information about the fun run, email teacher Rebecca Nicholson at


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