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Crowd packs HIT for COLE's Foundation fundraiser


October 1, 2018

Richard Jenkins

ETHAN BORTNICK plays piano Saturday night at the Historic Ironwood Theatre during the COLE's Foundation's 10-year anniversary celebration.

IRONWOOD - The Historic Ironwood Theatre was packed Saturday for a good cause, as Ethan Bortnick performed at COLE's Foundation's 10th annual celebration.

"I was pleasantly surprised by the turnout," said Aaron Ruotsala, estimating a 400-450 people attended the performance. "I heard a lot of really good positive feedback, folks seemed to enjoy themselves."

Ruotsala and his wife, Moireen, founded COLE's Foundation in 2008 in memory of their son, Cole Ruotsala, who died of cancer that year. The family established the foundation after they realized how many people wished to help other families...

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