Letter to the Editor: Shriners thank supporters, announce summer schedule

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A group of people with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
The Birak Shrine Club cooked and donated turkey for meals served at the Clitherall Santa Day in December.
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To the Editor:

First, and most important, the Birak Shrine Club wants to thank all the businesses and communities that partner with us in parades and other events during the year. We are committed to service in the Otter Tail Lakes area.

2022 is looking to be a “more normal year,” and as we move forward we are excited to announce that our 66th annual Birak Shrine Circus will be back at the West Otter Tail County Fairgrounds June 21-22.

Stop by our food stand at the West Otter Tail County Fair July 20-23, and at the rodeo in August. We are not a co-sponsor of the Fergus Falls Rodeo August 19-21, but will be running concessions next to the Grandstand area. Stop by for a burger, hot dog and more.

And, of course, our summer will be filled with parades in area communities, so please make sure your town contacts us for scheduling. Email us at


Again, thank you for your continued support.

Shriners give compassionate, innovative care that improves quality of life for children and their families.

-Birak Shrine Club, Otter Tail Lakes area

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