It was another successful Harold's Fiasco at Pine Hill Golf Course in Carlton Minnesota this last weekend. The annual golf scramble has been raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for years. The whole community comes together to play golf for a good cause.

This year there were 256 golfers! That's a new record, and it happened despite some sketchy weather. A mid-day storm passed through, and the threat of rain was looming for most of the afternoon. Fortunately only a couple of spotty showers got a few people wet, and we were able to get the live auction done and stayed relatively dry.

Harold Ankrum's daughter Tara posted the update on Sunday night that they raised $21,000 on Saturday. The money comes from golfer registrations, raffles, contests, and the live auction at the end of the event. Many generous people donate items to be auctioned off every year. This year there were close to 70 items that were auctioned off for a total of $9,330. Every year a homemade quilt is raffled off. This year the quilt alone brought in $1,028.

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People brought all sorts of things to the auction. There were concert tickets, and Minnesota Wild swag including 2021-2022 autographed Minnesota Wild Jersey. People would bring boxes of garden vegetables, pickled beets, Patty's peanut butter balls, wine baskets, gift cards, and more. It's always cool to see how this group comes together and has such a fun time for a good cause every year.

The next event to look for is Saturday, September 10 for Harold's Hog Roast. Come out for a plate of bbq pork, beans, and all the fixings. It takes place every year at the Carlton VFW.

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