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Paddlers take to Nisswa, Gull lakes

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Nancy Vogt/Echo Journal A group of kayakers waits for the start of the PaddlePalooza event on Nisswa Lake on Sunday, Sept. 3.2 / 4
Nancy Vogt/Echo Journal At least one person on a standup paddleboard had a dog aboard for the 5-mile paddle on Nisswa and Gull lakes Sunday, Sept. 3.3 / 4
Nancy Vogt/Echo Journal Kayakers and standup paddleboarders take off during the fourth annual PaddlePalooza on Nisswa Lake.4 / 4

About 80 people joined the MNSurf Company's fourth annual PaddlePalooza on Sunday, Sept. 3, paddling in kayaks or canoes or on standup paddleboards from Nisswa Lake to Gull Lake.

This is a fun event for paddling enthusiasts to gather, as well as a benefit for Heartland Animal Rescue Team in Baxter and Discovery Horse in Fort Ripley.

The 5-mile journey took paddlers to Zorbaz on Gull, with other stops along the way. A paddle party included music, food and beverages at Zorbaz.

Evan Lawrence, of MNSurf Company, said Sunday's weather was the best in event history.