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Festival Ironwood pays tribute to founding member

 

July 17, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

Will Corcoran hugs Sonia Bergquist as Keith Johnson reads an award in honor of her late husband A. Chris Bergquist who founded Festival Ironwood, during the opening ceremony of the 2021 festival at Depot Park Thursday evening.

By CHARITY SMITH

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IRONWOOD - Festival Ironwood kicked off at Depot Park on Thursday with a tribute to one of its founding members, A. Chris Bergquist, who died last year from COVID-19.

After the presentation of colors by the American Legion Post 5, and the singing of the national anthem, festival chairs Keith Johnson and Will Corcoran presented Bergquist's widow, Sonia, with a plaque in honor of her husband's service to the festival.

"With Great appreciation, we honor A. Chris Bergquist as a founding member of Festival Ironwood, for his many years of service and d...



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