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Ideal Fire holds annual Beef Feed

The Ideal Beef Feed saw perfect weather Wednesday, Aug. 13, for the annual fundraiser for the Ideal Fire Department. The Beef Feed serves between 2,000 and 2,100 guests each year, and this year the fire department prepared 2,045 pounds of beef, around 225 watermelons, 7,500 ears of corn and a whopping 600 pounds of cole slaw. Countless volunteers cooked, served food, parked cars, prepared and cleaned to make the fundraiser possible.

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Lakers Lions Annual Corn Feed

The Annual Laker Lions Corn Feed was held Saturday August 16 at Granny’s Bar and Grill in Emily. Hundreds of area residents and visitors enjoyed complimentary corn, courtesy of Granny’s, games, entertainment, hourly raffles, and more during the largest fundraiser of the year for the Lions club. Funds will go to area student scholarships.

The grand prize raffle winners were: Apple Ipad - Kari Huhn; Kayak, Paddle & Vest - Meri Lysne; Emily Meats Certificate - Victor Harvet; Golf, Dinner and Lodging - Richard Huges; Holiday Gas Card

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I scream, you scream... Ice Cream!

Some could take only tiny nibbles with their hands, while others dove in head-first. Lake Country Crafts and Cones held it's annual Ice Cream Eating Contest Thursday, Aug. 14. The contest was divided into several age groups, with each group having progressively more difficult rules.

Young competitors were allowed to pick up their bowls and use their hands, and had a break to prevent brain freeze. Older competitors, however, could not touch their bowl or eat with their hands, and were on their own when it came to brain freeze.

Perhaps the youngest player abandoned competition and ate only a few satisfactory bites using his fingers. Adult competitors saw the end of their round of competition in less than 30 seconds.

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10th Anniversary MC Ride for Homeless and Wounded Warriors

2014 is an important year for many different reasons, not the least of which is, this is the year of the 10th Anniversary MC Ride for Homeless and Wounded Warriors. It is significant to many of the veterans, as what started out as a tight-knit group of 25 veteran motorcyclists raising money to help feed and clothe homeless veterans, has now grown to gain state-wide recognition as one of the premier charity rides in the State of Minnesota, having raised $8,000 last year and over $65,000 over the past 10 years.

Half of last years receipts went to the St. Cloud VA's Homeless Outreach Program and the other half went to a local wounded warrior to assist her in getting on her feet. We took great pride in helping both causes.

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