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BRECOF presents the city a check

A five-year commitment ended Monday with the founders of the Bemidji Regional Event Center Operating Fund presented the city with a $9,025 check for the Sanford Center’s operating deficit.

The committee, BRECOF, sought pledges of $100 a year for five years toward a possible deficit. At the end of the five years, they’ve donated a total of  $54,025. Shown from left are city manager John Chattin, Sanford Center executive director Curtis Webb, Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht accepting the check from BRECOF founders, Kathy and Steve Johnson and Sandy and Tom Richard. — Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer