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Minneota Memorial run honors highway accident victims

MINNEOTA — The Minneota Memorial Run was established 19 years ago to help keep the memories of highway accident victims alive. On Saturday, motorcyclists and drivers of other kinds of vehicles will hit the road again to promote safety awareness.

Registration will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon outside/behind City Hall Bar and Grill, Highway 68. Proceeds will benefit the Kitchen Table Food Shelf in Lyon County and Prairie Five Canby Area Food Shelf along with ABATE Buffalo Ridge Chapter. Proceeds of the T-shirt sales goes toward the 2021 Band.

The Run will be leaving Minneota at noon on Highway 68 on a 17-mile run with planned stops at the following: State Line Bar & Grill in Gary, S.D., Lake Cochran, S.D., Ship’s Inn Bar & Grill in Castlewood, S.D., Smokin’s on the Lake in west side of Lake Poinsett, S.D., CC’s Bar & Grill in Volga, S.D., Bushnell Garage in Bushnell, S.D. and then back to Minneota.

A meal (pulled pork sandwiches — meal is part of registration fee) will be served from 5:30-7 p.m. at the City Hall Bar Grill. The meal can also be purchased by the general public. The program starts at 6:30 p.m. and the band The Broken Oak will provide evening entertainment from 8 p.m.-midnight.

A memorial plaque has been dedicated to lost loved ones and hangs on the wall in the Minneota Community Center with their names inscribed. If you have lost someone in a motor vehicle accident and are interested in having his/her name added to the plaque call Eriann Faris at 507-530-3573.

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