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Dave Herzog and his island steel drums have provided the music for both previous incarnations of the Tropical Food Drive, and will be there this year as well. The third annual fundraiser for the Becker County Food Drive, hosted by the Lakes Area Parrot Heads, is set from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at Central Market in Detroit Lakes. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Parrot Heads to host Tropical Food Drive June 18

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The Lakes Area Parrot Heads will be celebrating their 10th anniversary this weekend.

The chapter, which formed in 2003, now numbers about 65 members strong, drawing people from as far away as Canada and Wisconsin, and as close as Detroit Lakes and Fargo-Moorhead.


Over the past decade, the local nonprofit has raised thousands of dollars for charity — particularly the Becker County Food Pantry, for which the Parrot Heads host not just one, but two fundraisers each year.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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