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Freedom Fest set in New Richmond

The community's veterans organizations, along with other organizations, are planning a special "Freedom Fest" volleyball and bean bag tournament event Saturday, May 18, at Freedom Park (1310 County Road CC).

All proceeds from the event will go toward Freedom Park's new irrigation system for the athletic fields.

The volleyball and bean bag tournaments will begin at 10 a.m. Entry fee for the 4-on-4 volleyball competition is $50. Teams are guaranteed at least three games. Entry deadline is May 13. To register, contact Dave Mehls at 715-243-0443 or email davenrparks@frontiernet.net.

The bean bag tournament entry fee is $20 for each two-person team. Teams are guaranteed at least two games. Entry deadline is May 13. To register, contact Joe Kerlin at 715-243-0440 or email joenrparks@frontiernet.net.

American Legion Post 80 and VFW Post 10818 will sell food, beer and other beverages throughout the day.

The tournaments are sponsored by the American Legion, VFW, City of New Richmond, New Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce and the Vitality Initiative.

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