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Inaugural Beaver Bay Daze a success

Nearly 40 motorcycle riders participated in the approximately 100 mile run and raised funds for the Minnesota Veterans Home during the inaugural Beaver Bay Daze. (Photo by Ken Vogel) 1 / 3
Classic cars lined up in front of CenturyLink during the inaugural Beaver Bay Daze. (Photo by Ken Vogel)2 / 3
Dorothy Palmer took first prize in the Beaver Bay Daze Classic Car Show. (Photo by Ken Vogel)3 / 3

The inaugural event now known as Beaver Bay Daze kicked off with a motorcycle ride involving the Minnesota Veterans Home of Silver Bay residents, who accompanied the riders for a portion of the ride. Proceeds from the ride and other events were donated to the Minnesota Veterans Home of Silver Bay for programs to benefit their welfare.

The idea of creating the event was a community organized collaboration to celebrate the unique history as well as citizen and business involvement to identify Beaver Bay as an important part of the North Shore community.

"One of the surprises was with the music provided," said Beaver Bay City Council member Barbara Sterett, an organizer for Beaver Bay Daze. "A mystery guest singer that sang a tribute to the late Bernie Zupancich who was a leader in the creation of Silver Bay businesses."

Dorothy Palmer, no newcomer to the car show circuit, took first prize in the Beaver Bay Daze show, just a month after receiving first prize in the Bay Day's competition in Silver Bay in July.

Nearly 40 motorcycle riders participated in the approximately 100 mile run and raised funds for the Minnesota Veterans Home along with the car show and the culinary fish cake contest. Overall approximately $400 will go to the fund.

Preparations for next year is already underway and the event is expected to be even more amazing.

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