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Festival Ironwood pays tribute to founding member


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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 dedica...