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Donations, volunteers sought for Pequot Lakes High School Grad Blast


The Pequot Lakes High School Grad Blast began in 1990 with just 60 graduates and a 1985 Buick was given as the grand prize.

By 1993, enough donations were obtained to make sure every graduate left the event with a nice prize.

To date, this event has achieved a 95 percent turnout rate on the night of graduation. In the past 23 years of Grad Blast, there has not been one automobile accident involving Pequot Lakes graduating seniors.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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