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Norrie Club bonfire brings Jack Frost Festival to close

By P.J. GLISSON

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IRONWOOD - Hearts, minds and bodies of a steady crowd of people were warmed Saturday night as the Norrie Amateur Sports Club offered its 15th annual "'Light Up the Night"' bonfire in Ironwood.

The event, which closed out the 2023-2024 Jack Frost Festival, was made possible by the discarding of Christmas trees by local residents.

"'I think there were just under 300,"' said Steve Lehto Jr., club president, who added that stacks of unneeded pallets also helped to fuel the fire.

Although warm winter weather prevailed, Lehto said that an early, fine rain...