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Restoration committee hosts fundraiser with chili, baked potato bar


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BERNARD WALQUIST, of Ironwood, serves some chili during a chili and baked potato feed at the Iron Nugget in Hurley on Sunday. The event benefited the Iron County Memorial Building Restoration Committee.

HURLEY — Local residents warmed themselves up with a hot meal benefitting the Iron County Memorial Building Restoration Committee at the Iron Nugget in Hurley on Sunday.

Attendees dined on hot bowls of chili and a baked potato bar with all of the fixings.

“Our turn out was really good,” committee chairman Paul Mullard said. “Once church let out, we had a rush.”

One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the project, and according to Mullard, the numbers for this year’s chili feed were up over last year’s numbers.

“It feels really good to see the locals come out and support this project,” Mullard said. “That’s exactly what we need.”

Other fundraisers are planned for the future, but specific dates haven’t been selected yet.

“We are so pleased with the turnout that we had today,” fundraising chair Dorothy Walesewicz said. “We’ll announce when more fundraisers are being planned, but we’d like to try and spread them out over the course of the year.”

Bob Bruneau, of Hurley, won $115 from the 50/50 raffle.

For more information on the Iron County Memorial Building Restoration project, to donate or host a fundraiser, call Joe or Dorothy Walesewicz at 715-561-2459.


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