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Wednesday, July 20, 2016:  

Hundreds of people and a few well-mannered dogs attended the annual Country Sampler at the Northland Arboretum

It was a fund raiser for the Arb in Brainerd.

The Rockin' Hill Band was there to entertain.  Nice Jazz.
Local celebrities were on hand to serve food too.
Gosh, a free message.  Who could pass that up? 
Paula and others were busy bidding on items in a silent auction.
Another local band was one hand.  This one takes popular songs and changes the words to be about Minnesota.  Very funny.
It was good enough that two youngsters to get up and dance. 
Mark Hegstrom (Ken Thomas from WJJY Radio) was doing the announcing using a fake mustache and Minnesota accent.
Speaking of dancing, there is a local group that loves to get together to do just that.
Plenty of things for kids to do too.
Then the pig races started.  Fun to watch.
The pig races came from LA Pig Races in Leader, Minnesota.
The joke is that the losing pigs wind up as pulled pork sandwiches the next day.

Quote of the day:    Nicely done event.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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