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Winter festival, sled dog race project planning under way PDF Print E-mail
Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:42 PM

IRON RIVER—The community is invited to join organizers at HeBrews Coffee & Music, located in the old Polish Catholic church on Fifth Avenue here, to hear plans for a community sled dog race.
 “A core group of Iron River citizens has gathered to bring a winter festival and sled dog race to the downtown in January 2013,” said Joshua and Grace Brindle, race directors and the IronLine team.

 “Our goal and vision is to promote community vitality and economy and bring people out in the cold as we fight through yet another long, cold winter.
 “Hopefully, as in Calumet and Marquette, this type of community-minded, community-driven event can draw many to Iron River and stir up some more excitement in our great town.”
 The meeting is set for Saturday, May 19, at 5 p.m. for coffee and dessert along with the proposal from the IronLine team
 “That’s what we’re going to call it,” said the Brindles.
 The meeting will also feature a presentation and film viewing with the group that organized the Copperdog Sled Dog race in Calumet, “which has been most beneficial to that U.P. town.
 “Our evening will also involve a ‘meet and greet’ and questions will be most welcome.
 “Be sure to join us any time after 5, if you can’t make it on time as this will be a casual event lasting a few hours. You can also spread the word to anyone else you think may be interested.”