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Updated: Holland benefit announced

Editor's note #2: This event has been postponed.

Editor’s note: Organizers of a March 15 benefit for Paul Holland, “Marching on for Paul,” submitted the following article. It's been updated to reflect a change of location.

Marching On for Paul is a group of friends and family that has come together in honor of Paul Holland, the much loved Lincoln High School band director and active community member, to support him in his battle with stomach cancer. This group is very excited to give back to Paul and his family all that he has given to Lake City throughout the years.

The Lake City community has responded quickly and with great love. All who are helping to organize this event are overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from individuals and businesses. A Facebook group created to keep people up-to-date was formed on Feb. 14 and membership has grown to almost 1,300 people in less than a week! Many people with offerings to help and many with messages of love for the Holland family. All money raised will be given to the Holland family to help with medical costs.

Marching On for Paul will take place at Bluff View Elementary School on Sunday, March 15 from noon to 5 p.m. There will be many wonderful events. Bingo will run from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a live auction for delicious fancy desserts and spirits. A silent auction will be running at the same time and will close at 4:30 p.m. Live music, provided by Loud Mouth Brass, will be rocking from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sloppy Joes, chips, baked beans, and coleslaw will be served. Food will be prepared by Patti Holland, owner of Town and Country Cafe in Kellogg and Paul’s sister. Tickets for food are available at the door: $8 for adults, $6 for students.

We are asking for help in the following ways and are so thankful for every gift. First, send up prayers. Amy Holland has said from the beginning, they need prayers and hugs! Second, check out the Facebook page, Marching On for Paul, to find ways to help. We are seeking fancy desserts and spirits and $10 gift cards (shop local). You can also find a pre-order link for amazing t-shirts done by KTB Creations.

Cash donations can be sent to Danielle Hegge, 31878 Lakeview Drive, Lake City, MN 55041 and checks can be written out to the Holland Family. Basket, gift card, gift certificate donations can be dropped off at Bluff View Elementary or Lincoln High School offices. Alcohol donations can be dropped off at Huettl’s Meats. Stay in contact with the facebook group page for the most up-to-date information. We hope to see you on March 15 at the Lake City Sportsman’s Club!

Businesses donating food are Town and Country Cafe-Kellogg, Huettl's Meats, Russ Baldwin, Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe, and Family Farms.






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