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St. Germain Hiller's Radar Run Canceled Submitted: 01/21/2020
St. Germain Hiller's Radar Run Canceled
Cooper Henckel
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ST. GERMAIN - Conditions on the West Bay of St. Germain Lake forced organizers to cancel Hiller's Radar Run.


This year's event was named for Mark Hiller who passed away unexpected last summer.

The event is a large fundraiser for the community but organizers say safety is the number one concern.

Chamber of Commerce Executive director Penny Strom invited those hoping to attend the run to hit the trails or attend another event in the area.

The event normally benefits Pink Ribbon Riders, Plum lake Ambulance, and the St. Germain Fire and Ambulance Department.

Organizers ask that pledges already made still be turned in to help support these groups and their causes. 

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