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Kickoff to Summer event to benefit Helping with Horsepower, Team Rubicon

Jade Tingle, seven, smiles while being guided around on top of a horse by Cherie Scheich, a volunteer with Reclamation Ranch, as part of the second annual Coborn's Kickoff to Summer event on Saturday in the Coborn's parking lot in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)1 / 4
Four-year-old Samuel Dunn gets help by his dad Jon Dunn to climb into the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile as part of the second annual Coborn's Kickoff to Summer event on Saturday in the Coborn's parking lot in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic) 2 / 4
Lenny Kampshoff, left, pulls kids with a four-wheeler past the bounce house obstacle course as part of the second annual Coborn's Kickoff to Summer event on Saturday in the Coborn's parking lot in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic) 3 / 4
People walk by some of the cars on display during the second annual Coborn's Kickoff to Summer event on Saturday in the Coborn's parking lot in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic) 4 / 4

Bigger and better.

That was the goal for this year's "Kickoff to Summer" event hosted by Coborn's in Mitchell Saturday outside the store, located on North Main Street.

"The goal is to meet or exceed last year's grand total of $3,700," store director Brock Burlack said about the event, which is in its second year.

Last year, the money raised went to help with Mitchell's veteran's park project. This year the money raised will go to Helping with Horsepower and Team Rubicon.

Attractions this year included the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, the Mr. Peanut's Nutmobile, a car show, a car stereo show, 35 vendors, horse rides courtesy of Reclamation Ranch, a bouncy house, free food from Coborn's and several other food vendors.

To raise money the event included a silent auction with items donated by various business, a raffle, along with donations accepted if people wanted to donate for the free food. The food included hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and a drink.

"It's about twice as big as it was last year and we're going to try and grow it every year," Burlack said. "Next year we may even have rides."

The total amount raised was not immediately available when this edition went to press.

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