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A bean bag tossing tournament and other games were part of the fun during Sunday's gathering in Star Prairie.

Event raises $3,000 for music programs

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On Sunday, "Ozzie's Rockin' Jam: Making Music Possible" lived up to the title by raising more than $3,000 for New Richmond Middle School music programs.


Organizers estimate that approximately 500 people attended the day-long event, held at the Star Prairie Sports Bar and Star Prairie Community Center.

A bean bag tournament attracted a good number of participants. Volunteers offered to create crazy hairstyles for a fee, and $192 was raised by that effort alone.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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