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Forgotten Eagles gather for Spring Jamboree

March 22, 2011
By KELLY FOSNESS Houghton Daily Mining Gazette

LAKE LINDEN - Classic country and polka is what lured JoAnne and Milton Copley to the Forgotten Eagles Spring Jamboree at American Legion Post 90 in Lake Linden Saturday.

"We usually go to the South Range Eagles every Sunday to dance," JoAnne said after a few turns on the dance floor. "We love the music."

The Copleys of Lake Linden were among the 277 people who turned out for the jamboree fundraiser, which featured a different band every hour from 1 p.m. until closing, homemade chili and raffle drawings.

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Forgotten Eagles member Keith Klobuchar of Calumet serves up chili during the Spring Jamboree at the American Legion Post 90 in Lake Linden Saturday. (Houghton Daily Mining Gazette photo by Kelly Fosness)

Put on by Chapter 2 of the Forgotten Eagles of Michigan, the event raised $1,800 to benefit local veterans.

"Everything went really well," said Chapter 2 President Al Utzman of Calumet.

Forgotten Eagles member Cheryl Remalie of Calumet said all 20 chapter members were in attendance Saturday, taking turns at the door, serving chili and selling raffle tickets.

Keith Klobuchar, who has been a member of the Forgotten Eagles for three years, said the organization is a "great thing" and he's proud to be a part of it.

"Our military need all the help they can get," he said. "If we can help in any way, we'll do it and we thrilled to be able to."

Several local businesses donated items for the raffle drawing.



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