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UMC Celebrates Maroon & Gold Fridays -Three Area Businesses Named Winners
May 18, 2006

Contacts:Krista Lemos, director of communications, 218-281-8438 (

CROOKSTON, MN (May 18, 2006)The University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) announced the final three winners of the Maroon & Gold Fridays' office parties for the centennial year. The winners are Crookston Pontiac Buick GMC, JJ's Bodyshop, Inc., and Ampride Convenience Store. They received gift certificates donated by these area businesses: Ampride Convenience Store, the Northland Inn and RBJ's Family Restaurant.

We would like to thank the 30 plus businesses and numerous community members who have participated in Maroon & Gold Fridays, shared Kylene Lehmann and Kari Vallager, both UMC Alumni Association Board members. Maroon & Gold Fridays encourages both the UMC community and surrounding communities to wear the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) colors to show pride and spirit. Each month throughout the centennial year from September 2005 to May 2006, one winner received an office party for their participation in the event. Even though the centennial year is coming to a close, everyone is still encouraged to wear maroon and gold on Fridays to show support for UMC.

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