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A Summer Update

Hi Everyone. I am so excited to update you on what our Foundation is doing this Summer. Again we have donated to the Minnesota Veterans Home Silver Bay for their Summer Concert Series. We have also donated to the Minnesota Veterans Home Fergus Falls for all of their annual activities. We donated the funds to Veterans On The Lake in Ely to fix their hoist equipment that enables wheelchair-bound Vets to board their boats. And we have donated funds to the Minnesota Veterans Home Minneapolis for their fishing and boating outings. I am so excited about that! This is amazing synergy for me. My daddy's passions were: his military service (a WWII hero), music, and the water - in that order. He was an avid fisherman. He always had a boat. They always sank :-( poor daddy. But right up to his death, all he wanted us to do was take him to the water's edge. And he would sit there calmly, watching the water, breathing in the ocean air. My deepest, darkest regret is that I didn't make the time each day to go to his assisted living facility and do that - take him to the water. I was too busy with work. Ugh. So now, with daddy watching, and in his name through our Foundation, we can help our veterans afflicted with this horrible disease - with music programs, fishing trips, and yes - repaired hoists so wheelchair bound vets (like my dad was) can get on boats.

We continue to contribute to Northwoods Partners with quarterly donations that fund their caregiver programs. And we also funded a Minnesota Memory Care Tour this Summer, with performances scheduled in assisted living facilities around the state.

We will again be at Blueberry Arts Fest in Ely this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - selling our amazing sheets to raise money for our Foundation so we can continue to make a difference in the trenches with this horrible disease. Thank you for your support!

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