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City-county lunch raises funds for Japanese trip

Students who will visit Ami Machi, Japan this year through Superior's Sister City Program pose at a March 15 St. Patrick's Day lunch in the Government Center. They are, left to right, back row, Mikayla Moe, Daylyn DeRosia, Coral Anderson, Kyle Kittelson, Jordan Strangland and, front, Jonah Kroeplin. Submitted photo

Superior and Douglas County employees gathered for a St. Patrick's Day lunch March 15 in the Government Center. The potluck included raffles, friendly competition and a visit from students who will be traveling to Ami Machi, Japan, in August.

Twice a year, the county and city join forces to host a potluck lunch. The get-togethers offer friendly competition and a chance to raise money for a good cause. This year, organizers decided to raise money for students involved in Superior's Sister City program.

Between raffles and the cost of lunch, the event raised $401. The money will be split equally among the students who attended the lunch — Mikayla Moe, Daylyn DeRosia, Coral Anderson, Kyle Kittelson, Jordan Strangland and Jonah Kroeplin.

Shara Jersett with the Douglas County Health and Human Services Department earned the prize for Best Green Dish; Team Fiskness with the city of Superior won the Best Beer-Based and Most Creative awards for their entry.

Participants also snagged an array of donated raffle prizes, including a Japanese basket, Easter basket, knitted green and gold hats and neck warmers, and a wine and candle basket.

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