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Maskrey benefit will aid Chiari research

There will be a golfing benefit July 27 for Conquer Chiari in honor of Carter Maskrey. The 2-year-old Red Wing boy has Chiari, a neurological disorder.

People are requested to arrive at 8:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. start at Mount Frontenac Golf Course. Cost is $65 for golf and lunch or $15 for lunch only.

There also will be a silent auction until 2:30 p.m. Donated items include a Jared Allen jersey, framed Arnold Palmer Wheaties box and an iPad 2.

Send donations to the Red Wing Credit Union, Attn: Carter Maskrey Benefit Account, 3303 North Service Drive, Red Wing, MN 55066. Checks should be made payable to the Carter Maskrey Benefit Account.

To register as a corporate sponsor or sign up to play, contact Heather Maskrey at 651-380-7797 or heathermaskrey@gmail.

All donations will be given to Conquer Chiari to help with research.

Speech contest winners donate to local charities

Resident Ernie Stone took first place at the third-annual Great American Experiment speech competition held July 3 at the Red Wing Band Shell. Stone donated his $200 winnings to the Deer Crest Residents Fund.

The second-place speaker was Al Risberg, who donated $150 to Red Wing Care Clinic; third-place finisher was Teresa Whitson, who donated $100 to Red Wing Young Life; and honorable mention went to Brian Hinton, who donated $50 to the United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties General Fund.

Because $55 remained in the event's account, a call to audience members to give an impromptu speech was made. Former Sen. John Howe responded and donated his winnings to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.