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Freedom Park hosts a full house for annual fundraiser

The Flat Pennies stand featuring sandwiches and smoothies, among others, was one of the most popular booths during the fundraiser.1 / 2
Friends of Freedom Park President Jim Shiely explained the St. Croix-Mississippi River Confluence Area to Dorothy Most and George Jacques.2 / 2

PRESCOTT--The Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center had a full house Saturday as the fifth annual Taste of Freedom, a fundraiser benefiting the center and Freedom Park, was held.

"This goes beyond our expectations in seeing this large group of people having a good time," said Jim Shiely, chair of Friends of Freedom Park Board.

Since 2006, over 60,000 visitors from 50 states and 38 countries have visited the center, along with over 11,300 participants enjoying the center's 300 educational programs.

Throughout the 3½ hour event, visitors were able to sample items from the Bake Shop and More, Flat Pennies, The Norton's Restaurant, The Courtyard Restaurant, Muddy Waters, Ptacek's IGA, Enrique's Taco House, Nesbitt's Nursery and Churchill Market/Liquors.

In addition, visitors were also able to bid on over 25 silent auction items, which included trips to Mexico and Denver, a Picnic in the Park, fitness classes, Minnesota Wild tickets, fishing expeditions, golf packages from Madden's on Gull Lake and an indoor garden basket.

For more please read the March 17 print version of the Herald.

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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