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Gunstinson awarded Barbershopper of the year

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The Heart O’ Lakes Harmony Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society held their annual Awards Banquet Jan. 20 in the Pelican Rapids VFW Club.

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Gary Gunstinson of Frazee was awarded the prestigious Barbershopper of the Year Award by John Koepcke, chapter treasurer.

Karl Haataja, interim director, announced his Director’s Award to Gordy Scott, longtime member of the chapter. President Don Matteson announced that the president’s Award would be presented to Jim Burri.

Fifty-two members and guests attended the banquet where the chapter installed a whole new set of officers.

Several chapter quartets will be singing Valentines to lucky recipients throughout the lakes area this Valentine’s Day.

Their spring concert entitled “Old Time Tent Revival. . . Miracles - $20” will be playing on April 11 at the Kennedy Middle School Auditorium in Fergus Falls and at the Historic Holmes Theater in Detroit Lakes the next evening.

Contact Dan Vigesaa at 701-793-2342 for more information.

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