By Audra DePestel
PINE ISLAND – The eighth annual Dale Murray Bean Bag Tournament was held on Saturday, February 7 at the Pine Island American Legion with 53 teams participating. The tournament, held in memory of Dale Murray who passed away from cancer on February 16, 2007, is always held the first weekend in February. Teams came from as far away as the Twin Cities and Wisconsin.
Sons of the American Legion (SAL) members offered burger baskets, appetizers, and their famous philly steak and cheese sandwiches for purchase along with selling meat tray raffles. Drink specials were also offered.
Dana (Murray) Fogarty, daughter of the late Dale Murray, continues to organize the beanbag tournament her Dad liked to put on every year because it’s cabin fever time and it helps support the Pine Island Legion. She said, “This is not a fundraiser but an excuse to get out during the winter for some fun!”