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Carry the Torch 5k celebrated its first year in Lac du FlambeauSubmitted: 08/28/2016
LAC DU FLAMBEAU - Sunday morning, Lac du Flambeau welcomed a new event to the community.

The first Carry the Torch 5k and kids run took place at the Lake of the Torches Casino.

With it being the first year, there were only about 40 runners, but the donation goal for local charities was quite large.

"We decided to make this event happen for local charities. We also have a trap shooting event this Wednesday in Land O' Lakes so we're hoping to raise over $20,000 this year," said Lake of the Torch's Leana Schlecht.

With summer winding down, there aren't too many events like this one still bringing out large crowds.

But runners from the area were excited about this new event.

"It's a nice opportunity for you to make a donation and still participate in an activity but it's nice to see something brought back to Lac du Flambeau because you don't get to see a lot of these sort of activities here. To get the community energized, it's really nice," said runner Russell Myers.

Like they mentioned, the trap shooting will take place on Wednesday where they hope to raise the rest of the $20,000 goal.





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