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Annual Blue Jean Ball is a denim good time


February 7, 2020

Jana Peterson

Gina Painter, center, is congratulated by Heather Johnson, left, and Sheri Englund after Painter's key turned the lock for the Treasure Chest Game. She won more than $300 worth of cash and prizes.

Some might say that communities are more divided than ever. But if you joined us last Saturday night at the Otter Creek Ballroom at Black Bear Casino & Resort, you would agree that we are completely united in one area: quality education for kids in Cloquet.

To look around the room at the 19th annual Cloquet Educational Foundation's Blue Jean Ball, you would see a very casual vibe - friends talking to friends, family members sitting together, people making new friends. It was really hard for me as CEF director to think of this gathering as a "money-raising" event. It felt more than that....

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