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Sun, steak and smiles combine to support museum

The Runestone Museum in Alexandria held its 30th annual steak fry fundraiser last Wednesday. Sunny skies and warm temperatures made for a perfect evening for the event, which was held in the museum's Fort Alexandria. A total of 151 tickets were s...

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A total of 151 tickets were sold for the Runestone Museum’s 30th annual steak fry fundraiser held last Wednesday in the museum’s Fort Alexandria. This year’s profits will be used for some refurbishing projects inside the museum. Photo by Tara Bitzan.

The Runestone Museum in Alexandria held its 30th annual steak fry fundraiser last Wednesday.
Sunny skies and warm temperatures made for a perfect evening for the event, which was held in the museum’s Fort Alexandria.
A total of 151 tickets were sold for this year’s event. After expenses, which include a full steak and chicken dinner for attendees, the museum is expected to profit between $5,000 and $7,000 from the event, according to Carol Meyer of the Runestone Museum.
The event also included 15 prizes of Chamber Bucks, given through a drawing of those who purchased tickets.
Meyer noted that past fundraiser profits have been used to reroof museum buildings and bring in such buildings as the church and stage coach stop.
This year’s profits will be used for inside refurbishing projects.
“Anytime we can sell 150 tickets, it is a successful event,” Meyer said. “We certainly thank everyone who supports us.”

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