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$1,500 donated to Ironwood Area Schools band program


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IRONWOOD – The committee for Bucketfest, a charity music festival held in Ontonagon, donated $1,500 to the Ironwood Area Schools band program on Thursday. The funds will be used for repairing old instruments and purchasing new ones.

Bucketfest started in 2016 and is held in memory of Jim “Bucket” Koski, an area resident who died in a motorcycle accident in 2005. This year’s festival was held on July 30 and 31, and raised more than $5,000, committee member Rachel Nowicki said.

The festival typically raises money for the Jim Koski Scholarship fund for...