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Winter Barbecue Raises Money for Disabled American Veterans

Updated: February 15, 2020 10:13 PM

A winter barbeque took place on Island Lake Saturday for a good cause.

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The barbeque was hosted by Northland Constructors of Duluth and aimed to raise money for the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans.

Throughout the day, over 200 people set foot on the ice. Between reeling in fish, snowmobiling and entering into raffle drawings, they worked to raise over $5000 to top the year before.

This was the company’s second annual winter barbecue for vets.

“We have a lot of military members that work within Northland and we’ve supported them for many years being a military friendly company and a lot of our employees—we have some of our employees that are part of the DAV and we just wanted to reach out to them and we feel it’s really important to take care of them in our community, Aaron Holmgren, Vice President of Field Operations at Northland Constructors said.

Ice augurs and houses were set up for people who wanted to give the sport a go and a warming tent filled with food and prizes donated by the community was available for all.

Holmgren said Northland Constructors is celebrating 50 years in the Northland this season.

“I feel absolutely great to be out here today,” Holmgren said. “One of our employees, he just retired a couple years ago and he’s part of the DAV. It’s been a really good program for him and they’re looking for support so that’s what we’re here doing.”

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