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Music man turns 95

 

February 11, 2022

Dave Harwig

Florian Chmielewski and his Funtime Band played Cloquet's Hebert-Kennedy VFW Post 3979 on February 2, and celebrated Chmielewski's 95th birthday, which falls on February 10.

Who needs a birthday party when you can work?

Florian Chmielewski celebrated his 95th birthday last week with friends, family and more than 40 fans in the finest of traditions - by playing the senior dance at the Cloquet VFW.

While last Wednesday's dance fell just over a week before his Feb. 10 birthday, this was definitely a birthday party, with great music, a big cake and lots of cards.

One dance attendee commented that Chmielewski was still a "chick magnet" at 95, with women - including his daughter and bandmate, Patty - lining up (and cutting in) for a chance to dance with Chmielewski b...



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