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The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce
supports our members by promoting local
commerce, advocating business perspectives
and establishing relationships for business
and community success.
Six prizes, all donated by chamber members, will be awarded to seven lucky recipients during the Fireworks Raffle drawing, July 4.
Over 40 bikers participated in the Dan Ulwelling 25-Mile Bike race, June 29, at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. Despite the heat and humidity, there was a good turnout. Trophies for overall male and female bikers were awarded, as well as plaques and medals given in various age categories.
CLASS NAME RACE TIME
Overall Male Patrick Welch 1:04:57
Overall Female Janine Staples 1:33:11
First Place Patrick Welch 1:04:57
First Place Julie Nesvold 2:00:46
Second Place Ella Shultz 2:20:32
First Place Sam Clasen 1:08:08
First Place Luke Fluegel 1:16:18
Second Place Gerald Meux 1:47:45
First Place Janine Staples 1:33:11
Second Place Kyra Crowston 1:42:03
First Place Brian Welch 1:08:08
Second Place James Rosane 1:08:14
Third Place Jeremy Schulz 1:16:56
First Place Tammy Schultz 2:20:34
First Place Bob Ashton 1:08:06
Second Place Rob Legler 1:08:07
Third Place Jim Kempf 1:08:07
First Place Becky Fluegel 1:51:22
Second Place Sara Blumenshein 1:59:52
60 & Over Male
First Place Steve Knowlton 1:14:05
Second Place Ron Gilbert 1:18:00
Third Place Bob Maus 1:21:37
60 & Over Female
First Place Mary Nelson 1:59:26
Freedom Fest Event Winners
Around 10 girls and boys will be participating in the 2019 Little Miss Sparkler, Mr. Firecracker Pageant, July 3, at Bandshell Community Park. Each child will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag for participating! One boy and one girl winner each receive a crown, $25 in Chamber Bucks, and a ride in the Fourth of July Parade.
2019 Little Miss Sparkler -
2019 Mr. Firecracker -
65 children participated in the Freedom Fest Fishing Contest, June 29, at Eastside Lake. Many fish were caught. Scores of prizes were awarded along with trophies for the largest fish in four age categories.
6 & under Evelyn Stundahl
7-9 Sawyer Loucks
10-12 Draco Keller
Winner of the $50 Chamber Bucks was Piper Kashmark age 7.
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