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You’re invited! Upcoming events benefit Lake County neighbors

June 7 Julie Amidon benefit at Hugo’s in Brimson

In April, Ault Township resident Julie Amidon lost her home and belongings to fire. On June 7, a spaghetti dinner with live and silent auctions will be held to raise funds to help the Brimson-area woman. The event, sponsored by Thrivent Financial, the Brimson Sportsmen’s Club and Hugo’s, will take place from 2-7 p.m. at Hugo’s, 1898 Hwy.44 in Brimson.

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Tickets purchased the day of the event are $8 for adults, $4 for kids under 12. Save $1 by purchasing a ticket in advance. For more info, please call 218-848-2220. See next week’s Lake County News-Chronicle for a story about how this small community has rallied to help one of its own.

June 9 Spaghetti dinner for Kendall’s

The Lighthouse at Emily’s in Knife River will host a fundraiser for Russ Kendall’s Smokehouse. The smokehouse, a Knife River institution that draws patrons from all over the region and beyond, sustained extensive fire damage on May 11.

On Monday, June 9, beginning at 3 p.m., Emily’s will serve a spaghetti dinner. There will also be a cash bar and music throughout the evening. Donations will be collected with proceeds going to help rebuild Kendall’s.

June 14 Stepping out to Cure Scleroderma Walk fundraiser

The Duluth Scleroderma Support Group of the Scleroderma Foundation will hold its 12th annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma Walk on June 14. This year the 1.5 mile walk will take place in Two Harbors in honor of Paul Bergman and Jeanette Durkee, both of whom were diagnosed with the chronic, auto-immune disease in 1998. Both have since passed away, but monies raised will be used to help current patients and increase awareness of this little-known illness.

The walk starts at the Two Harbors Community Center at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine, with registration at 9:30 a.m. The registration fee is $25.

For more information call Carole Berg at 218-721-3940 or Jan Bergman at 218-830-1389. Walkers can also register online by visiting