Samples shared at food festival in Blaine park

The MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce and Free2B! raised about $13,000 at a June 20 fundraiser at Aquatore Park.

Twenty food vendors participated in the Summer Food Fest event.

Ben and his son Ethan Wallin of Andover try out some food served by local restaurants at the Summer Food Fest June 20 at Aquatore Park in Blaine. The MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce and Free2B! hosted this fundraiser and will split the proceeds, which is estimated to be about $13,000. Photos by Eric Hagen Brandon Beseke of Lino Lakes sank Jessica Cole of Anoka with this throw. Those who paid for trying to submerge someone in the dunk tank were helping Toys for Joy. Forty toys were collected, which was 10 more than last year. Brandon Burch, associate manager, shows Leah Satterland and Casaun Hardy, 5, of Mounds View some of the dining choices Perkins has in Blaine. There were 20 food vendors in the June 20 Food Fest at Aquatore Park in Blaine. The rain stayed away long enough for a sizable crowd to enjoy the food and activities of the MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce’s Summer Food Fest at Aquatore Park June 20.
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Ben and his son Ethan Wallin of Andover try out some food served by local restaurants at the Summer Food Fest June 20 at Aquatore Park in Blaine. The MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce and Free2B! hosted this fundraiser and will split the proceeds, which is estimated to be about $13,000. Photos by Eric Hagen