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Once the rain stopped, the band, the Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins, continued its performance “unplugged.” (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

Out and About - Rain pauses Music in the Gardens

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The first concert of the season for “Music in the Gardens” at the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum’s Maritime Gardens in Alexandria kicked off Friday evening with a special event thanking sponsors and donors who helped bring life to the gardens project.


The band, the Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins, took the stage at 7:30 p.m. and shortly after, a brief downpour broke up the show and drove the crowd to seek cover.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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