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Volunteers for the Night Under the Stars fundraiser for Camp Knutson pose for a quick photograph before rounding up the guests. The event this year had a Western flair. - photo by Lorraine Northagen
Camp Knutson staff regale the guests with a western ballad - photo by Lorraine Northagen
Grill donated in honor of Jerry Bilski in use for first time! (l-r) Ben Urbanek, Sara Larson, and Andrew Million, Camp K staff- photo by Beth Larson

Roundup at Camp Knutson; Night Under the Stars 2014 Raises over $70,000

Web posted July 29, 2014
The annual Night Under the Stars fundraiser was held at Camp Knutson, Saturday, July 19. The event had a Western flair; volunteers were in cowboy dress, and the buffet served by Brainerd Lake Catering featured barbecued ribs, chicken, and beef roast. The night’s program included Camp Knutson staff, who sang western ballads with active guest participation.

Between ticket sales, silent auction proceeds, and donations the event brought in over $70,000 to support the mission of Camp Knutson. The camp provides camping services to youth and families with special needs, including those with severe skin disorders, heart disease, Down syndrome, autism, and individuals affected by HIV and AIDS. Over 300 people enjoyed the fun-filled event.

The book "Where Spirits Fly", the inspirational history of the camp, was available for the first time. Please call 218-543-4232 and ask for Quinn or Caitlin if you would like to purchase your copy.

Other features included a gift of a new gas grill that was given in honor of Jerry Bilski's 50 plus years in the banking industry and his long-term volunteerism for the camp, a donation of $5000 dollars from the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation, support from Thrivent Financial and a multitude of gifts from local businesses and supporters.

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