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Snowshoeing through drizzle for cause


January 2, 2020

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

A group snowshoes their way through Miners Memorial Heritage Park on Saturday evening, one of many using headlamps or flashlights while braving freezing drizzle to take part in the annual fundraiser with donations going to support maintenance of the Ironwood park.


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IRONWOOD - With temperatures hovering around freezing and a cold drizzle coming down, people still showed up for the annual fundraising event Saturday evening at Miners Memorial Heritage Park.

The annual Candlelight Snowshoe and Ski fundraiser is meant to have families navigate a one-mile course through the park that is lighted by candlelit bags. With the cold drizzle coming down it didn't look promising for a crowd but groups of people were still shoeing through at the start of the two-hour evening event.

"We usually have about 250 to 300 peop...

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