Love that rock n' roll music

We coulda danced all night
Doug and Mary Ann Gantvoort of Clear Lake, SD may not be groupies, but they do follow the “Whitesidewalls,” rock and roll band. Saturday night in Minneota they danced as the original band played into the night following the Minneota Memorial Run that brought memory to those who have gone on ahead. See more photos on the  “Whitesidewalls” on Page 10. Photo by Byron Higgin.


Tender moment

Dan Carrow of Marshall consoled his wife Shannon after she talked about her son Evan at the Memorial Run in Minneota on Saturday.

Evan died from depression, at his own hands, and part of the money earned at the Memorial Run went to help fight Depression through the Weiner Memorial Foundation of Marshall.

Shannon Carrow read a message to the riders and thank them for their support, but couldn't help but share a tender moment in memory of her son.


tendermoment Dan and Shannon Carrow

They ride to help others

By Byron Higgin
Mascot Publisher
They came in record numbers, about 316 of them. They came to ride and they came to remember.
Motorcyclist Eric Buysse of Minneota said it was a most beautiful day on Saturday. “It started a little cool, then it was beautiful all day,” said Buysse.
He was part of the 8th Annual Minneota Memorial Run that didn’t just bring the bikers to town, but brought  remembrance of those who have gone ahead, money to a worthy cause and in the evening  provided entertainment for the community.
“We remember those who couldn’t ride and went on to an early death,” said Minneota Mayor Paul Larson.
He read a list of names from a memorial plaque that hangs at village hall. “This is in memory of lost friends and loved ones,” said the mayor.
It was also a fundraiser for the Evan Carrow Fund in partnership with the Weiner Memorial Foundation of Marshall.
Evan, who suffered from depression, died at his own hand. Saturday, his parents, Dan and Shannon Carrow were in Minneota to honor his memory and help raise awareness to fight teen suicide and depression.
Sheila Bretschneider, whose father-in-law Tom was the motivation for the start of the run 15 years ago, told visitors this was the largest turnout in the eighth year of the run.
A horde of motorcycles gathered about 1 p.m. in Minneota, then took off on an all-day run that went as far as Apol’s Harley Davidson in Raymond, as well as other places, said Buysse.

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