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Peggy Atwood named grand marshal of 2011 Vikingland Band Festival

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The Vikingland Band Festival committee has selected Margaret "Peggy" Atwood as grand marshal of the 2011 Vikingland Band Festival.

Atwood was selected for the honor because of her dedication to the School District 206 music department and her contributions to the community of Alexandria.


Atwood boasts a 35-year teaching career in Alexandria, where she served as a middle school orchestra teacher from 1975 through her retirement in 2010.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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