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Aspirus hosts snowy fundraiser


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DALE KOEHMSTEDT, left, Lisa Sowinski, middle, and Kris Perry all came to the Miners Memorial Heritage Park fundraiser Thursday. Sowinski had not snowshoed since she was a kid and Koehmstedt was only making his second venture out on snowshoes. Perry has been snowshoeing the last two years and all three exhibited a motivational spirit to get out and putter around in the snow. Last year, the fundraiser brought in more than $900.


IRONWOOD - Aspirus Ironwood Hospital hosted a snowy fundraiser for Miners Memorial Heritage Park Thursday.

The snowshoe event raised money to pay for grooming and trail maintenance. "Last year's event saw over 300 people come out and raised over $900, but they had excellent weather," said Carol Erickson, secretary for the Friends of Miners Park.

Snowshoers and cross-country skiers were both welcome to come to the park and traverse the one-mile (electric) candlelit course in the dark. Snowshoes were available for those who needed to borrow them....

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