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Catholic Daughters host salad luncheon
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

The ladies of the Holy Rosary's Catholic Daughters are having their 21st annual salad luncheon on June 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event, which is open to the public, is $7 for all you can eat salad.

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And the ladies really do mean all you can eat.

"We have every type of salad you can think of," said Sue Braun, regent of the Catholic Daughters of Court Holy Rosary in Detroit Lakes.

There are 110 Catholic Daughters at Holy Rosary, so the spread of different types of salads might seem endless.

"Oh gosh, we have macaroni salads, fruit salads, plain old tossed salads, Jello salads, wild rice salads," Braun said. "There are probably like 50 or 60 different types."

Braun says the public looks forward to this event every year, and so do the ladies behind the salad bowls.

"Each of us make our favorite salads, so when we're bringing them all in there's lots of giggling, lots of 'oooh, that's a neat looking salad!' so we have a good time with it."

Braun says it's also fun to watch everyone try to eat as many different types of salad as they can.

"You'd like to try them all, but after about 10, you're usually shot," she laughed.

The ladies will also be holding a raffle for gift baskets, which include gift certificates to Bergens, Papa Murphey's and other local businesses and handing out door prizes.

The money raised at the event will go towards several local charities.

"We are very benevolent in our local charities," Braun said. "We give to the crisis center, the Boys and Girls Club, Healthy Alternatives for elders, literacy programs in Red Lake -- if there is a group that needs help and they come to us, we always try to provide."

Braun says this "kick off to summer" is a fun atmosphere generated by their labor of love.

"Every time they do this, it's an enjoyment to get together, but everyone makes it as good as they can because it goes to a good cause, so we just want to feed everyone well and for them to have a good time too."

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