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ALBERT LEA — The 10th annual “Bikes for Barker” Scholarship Fundraiser will be Saturday, June 24 starting at the American Legion, 142 Broadway N., in Albert Lea.

The fundraiser includes a pancake breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m., a silent auction during breakfast, a 100-mile motorcycle run from the American Legion to Lanesboro, Minn., and an 11-mile bicycle ride starting at the head of the Root River Trail in Fountain, Minn., to the City Park in Lanesboro. A donation of $5 is suggested for the breakfast, and registration is $20 per motorcycle and $10 per biking family. There will be a luncheon celebration at the City Park in Lanesboro afterward. A donation of $5 is suggested for the luncheon. Participants are welcome to join the festivities at any time during the day. 

A raffle, for $5 per ticket, will be held featuring a $1000 trip for two to Las Vegas or destination of choice arranged with 4 Seasons Travel, two $250 Visa gift cards, and other prizes. All money raised at this event goes toward the Garth Barker Memorial Scholarship Fund, which assists students pursuing careers in chemical dependency counseling.

For more information call Ric, 507-507-377-6711, or Sparky, 507-440-1562, or go to,, or 

Fountain Centers, a Mayo Clinic Health System program for substance abuse and addiction, has been providing chemical dependency treatment to Southern Minnesota for over 40 years, with locations in Albert Lea, Austin, Fairmont, Faribault, Mankato, Owatonna and Rochester.

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