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'Country Hoedown' Sept. 13 aims at raising more than $10,000 for Perham-Dent schools

Perham-Dent school supporters hope to break the $10,000 fundraising goal this weekend, at a dinner-dance fundraiser Sept. 13 at the Grandview Heights Ballroom, on the Pioneer Grounds.

United Community Bank and the 549 Family Foundation are presenting the "Country Hoedown" Pig Roast Dinner and Dance event on Saturday--with all proceeds going toward extracurricular activities at the Perham-Dent schools.

The summer-long campaign at the bank, which included parking lot cook-outs, a "jail and bail" event, and matching funds, has raised nearly $9,000, according to Lori Mack, United Community Bank spokesperson, who reported at the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce Power Hour meeting Sept. 9.

A pig roast dinner with all the fixen's will start at 6 p.m. At 8 there will be music by "Rendition." A cash bar will be provided by the Mulligan's crew.

The Country Hoedown will take place in the Grandview Heights Ballroom at the Pioneer Grounds in Perham.

Proceeds will benefit the 549 Family Foundation in support of Perham school's fine arts, enrichment programs, and extracurricular activities.

Tickets for the pig roast dinner and dance are on sale at United Community Bank-- $15 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under.

Round-up raffle tickets will also be available for $2. The drawing is slated for September 13, at 9:30 p.m. Entrants need not be present to win.

Examples of raffle items include: a UCB $500 Savings Bond, $500 Pine Beach Resort 4 day/3 night stay in June 2009, Ace Hardware Weber Spirit 210 Gas Grill, Bay Window Quilts "Country Quilt", Lakeside Golf Club two rounds of golf and cart for 2009, Zorbaz Sweatshirt, Country Cottage $50 gift certificate, and many more items.