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Chamber to take on Turtle Fest

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The board of the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce has agreed to bring Turtle Fest under its wing.

In addition, the chamber will be taking over leadership of Perham’s annual Parade of Lights and Rib Cook-Off, starting next year.


The Perham Lions announced in July that the club was no longer willing to act as the financial and communications hub for Turtle Fest, and no other community groups have stepped forward thus far to take over that role.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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