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'Boats & Bars' fund-raiser is Saturday

The Lakes Area Parrot Heads will be hosting the 5th Annual Boats and Bars event next Saturday, Aug. 28.

The event will start at 11 a.m., with a kick-off party at Zorbaz, continue with a boating tour of the lake, and end back at Zorbaz, with a party at 8 p.m.

There will be two separate bands playing at the opening and closing parties at Zorbaz.

The fun part, though, is what happens in the time between.

Throughout the day-long excursion on beautiful Detroit Lake, people will be treated to the music of Island Steel Drums, in three, three-hour stops along the way.

Additionally, each of the establishments stopped at will be serving a free, complimentary drink of their choice.

Jim Brogren -- who is running the event -- describes Boats and Bars as "a good cause and a fun time" out on the lake.

And how can something like Boats and Bars not be enjoyable?

How can a person ever go wrong with a combination of loved ones, free drinks, and (God willing), radiant sunshine? It's a veritable mid-summer day's dream.

Boats and Bars is more than just a good time, though: it supports a good cause.

All the money raised from the event will go to Habitat for Humanity. This means, of course, that you need not feel guilty about the alcohol or all the "idle time" spent enjoying the beautiful lakes area.

"Boat and Bars is something look forward to," said Brogren. "It keeps getting bigger every year, it just keeps growing."

Tickets are $15, and can be purchased beforehand, or the day-of at Zorbaz.

For more information or to register, contact Jim Brogren at 218-841-2968.