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Hammond Lions member and Wine, Dine & Lions event coordinator Cory Bonte said he decorated the Hammond Golf Club “to the nines” for the organization’s second annual fundraiser dinner. Three area families benefited from the proceeds, as well as Central St. Croix Rec. (Photo by Sandy Brecht, Sandy Brecht Photography)

Hammond Lions host successful formal dinner fundraiser

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Event coordinator Cory Bonte said that by the time the ads hit the paper for the second annual Wine, Dine & Lions fundraiser, held Dec. 8, he had room for only six couples left out of 90 spots. That’s how popular this event has become in such a short time.


Bonte, a member of the Hammond Lions Club who stays close to his roots even though he lives in St. Paul, said last year’s dinner fundraiser was such a success, that he wanted to do it again this year.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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