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Cloquet goes crazy for croquet

Members of the Members Cooperative Credit Union croquet team have a little fun during a match at the eighth annual Cloquet Croquet Invitational. They include (from left) Chrissy Simmer, Stephanie Fredrickson, Brian Quintana and Sharalee Maslowski. Tom Urbanski/Special to the Pine Journal1 / 2
Rick Goodman takes his turn for the winning team, “Let’s Go Fishing.” Other team members include (from left) Joe Randall, John Gust and Bob Soyring. Tom Urbanski/Special to the Pine Journal2 / 2

The annual Cloquet Croquet Invitational dodged the raindrops early in the afternoon July 18 before pleasant weather arrived at Cloquet Country Club. A full field of 20 teams played their hearts out as they battled through pool play and the championship bracket. The event is a fundraiser for student scholarships sponsored by the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation; approximately $10,000 was raised this year.

"Thanks to all of the participants, donors, and sponsors of the fun afternoon!" said Tom Urbanski, director of public information at FDLTCC.

The winning team, "Let's Go Fishing," included Joe Randall, Bob Soyring, John Gust and Rick Goodman.