Making education better with the Blue Jean Ball


February 9, 2024

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It takes a lot of people to pull off the Blue Jean Ball every year. Pictured above are many of the volunteers who helped make it happen this year. The event at Black Bear Casino raised $35,000 to support educatonal grants and programs in Cloquet.

The Cloquet Educational Foundation's 22nd Blue Jean Ball brought a large crowd to Black Bear Casino Saturday to put the fun in fundraising.

Close to 350 people attended this year's event - most of them in blue jeans - to see people, enjoy a good meal, admire the remarkable table decor, play and spend money, all to pay for educational initiatives that add to the education Cloquet students already receive.

The Pine Knot News sat down with Cloquet Educational Foundation executive director Jody Acers to find out more about the non-profit organization she heads, and why a giant party where peopl...

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