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Julie buntjer/Daily Globe Rock County Historical Society President Betty Mann (left) and Hoe-Down Committee chairperson Jane Wildung-Lanphere pose outside the 1911-era Floral Hall on the Rock County Fairgrounds. The hope is to raise enough money to move the Rock County Museum to the Floral Hall, following a renovation and expansion of the building.

Hoe-Down sparks fundraising effort for Rock County Historical Society

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LUVERNE -- A new event at Buffalo Days in Luverne on Sunday helped kick-start the fundraising efforts for the relocation of the Rock County Historical Society.


With fiddle music, square dancing and a Dutch oven dinner at the Rock County Fairgrounds, attendees of the first-ever Buffalo Days Hoe-Down raised approximately $1,700 toward the project.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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