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Tickets still available for Packers Tailgate TourSubmitted: 04/01/2014
Story By Joe Dufek


- Plenty of tickets are still available for the Packers Tailgate Tour later this month.

Ironwood and Merrill are scheduled stops on the tour. The stop in Ironwood is April 16th. It's at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. It's to benfit the Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets can be purchased at Super One Foods.

Later the tour will end in Merrill on the 19th. That one is at the Merrill Area Recreation Center. The event is to raise money toward the Riverbend Trail.

The Merrill Chamber of Commerce is among several places where tickets can be purchased. Tickets are also available at Dave's County Market, and Drew's Piggly Wiggly.

Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.


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