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It's a bird ... it's a plane ... it's a fundraiser!

Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
"Snoopy 1," the MetLife blimp, could be seen flying over Sterling on Tuesday, as it was part of the Hawkins-Cassens Insurance Cookout, a fundraiser for Sauk Valley Food Bank. The event featured hot dog lunches, balloon animals, a bounce house and the Snoopy and Charlie Brown MetLife mascots. All proceeds from the event went to the food bank.
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Snoopy waves to kids inside the bounce house during the Hawkins-Cassens Insurance Cookout on Tuesday in Sterling.
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Koby Bell, 6, of Sterling, enjoys the bounce house Tuesday during the Hawkins-Cassens Insurance Cookout. Proceeds from the event went to Sauk Valley Food Bank.
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Jacob Mertes (center), 2, and his sister, Maddie Mertes, 5, both from Morrison, laugh as Charlie Brown dances during the Hawkins-Cassens Cookout on Tuesday in Sterling.

"Snoopy 1," the MetLife blimp, could be seen flying over Sterling on Tuesday, as it was part of the Hawkins-Cassens Insurance Cookout, a fundraiser for Sauk Valley Food Bank. The event featured hot dog lunches, balloon animals, a bounce house and the Snoopy and Charlie Brown MetLife mascots. All proceeds from the event went to the food bank.

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