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Taste of Freedom fundraiser this Saturday

Freedom Park volunteers were handing out wine samples from Price Rite Liquors and Vino In The Valley during last year's Taste of Freedom fundraiser.

PRESCOTT--The fifth annual Taste of Freedom fundraiser will be from 3:30-7 p.m. Saturday at the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center in Prescott.

The event is put on by the Friends of Freedom Park as a fundraiser for the center. Visitors will be able to sample foods from Prescott and area restaurants, along with a selection of fine wines and other beverages, and a chocolate fountain for dessert.

A silent auction will also be held organizer Kris Sampson says will be more on experiences, such as fishing expeditions, winery tours, and tickets to the Minnesota Wild, Timberwolves and the Guthrie Theatre.

Sampson also said two national park superintendents will attend to discuss long-range plans of creating walking/hiking trails along the St. Croix River with the hopes of merging those with Minnesota's trails as well.

Cost is $35 per person and the event is for adults only. Sampson said reservations are requested and can be made by contacting the center at (715) 262-0104.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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