Community rallies around Great Twin Ports Get Together

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It sure wasn’t a baseball game, but it was a great day to be at Wade Stadium Sunday.

“A group of us thought: ‘Well, we’ve been cooped up for so long. It’s time to throw a party for the entire Twin Ports,’” Jack Seiler, organizer said. “That’s how the Great Twin Ports Get Together came about.”

After the idea for the Great Twin Ports Get Together was born, roughly 80 volunteers hopped on board to help make it happen.

“We’ve got five bands that have come out to play, we’ve got a bouncy house for the kids and lots of food trucks,” Seiler said. “We’re also collecting donations for Chum, so it’s a win, win for everyone.”

Live music was definitely a highlight for the Fifield family of Duluth, who’s toddler Hugh was excited to dance.

“It’s good to be at the stadium and it’s a chance to enjoy the weather with friends and family for something good,” Owen Fifield, dad said.

Food, drinks and games also stood out to guests like Mario D’Andrea and his friends, who were visiting Duluth from California.

“I think it’s very beautiful. It’s pleasant. I’m having a good time so far and I like that it supports a good cause,” D’Andrea said.

In addition to all of the fun actiivies, St. Luke’s was also on site to distribute COVID-19 vaccines on the spot.

“Everybody seems to be smiling and you know, when you’re in Duluth and you get a day like this, its smiles all the way around,” Seiler said.

The entire event was free and open to the public. Organizers hope to host another in the future.