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Doug Zellmer, of Cottage Grove, pours the remaining few gallons of simmering booya from one kettle into another during the Newport Volunteer Fire Department’s annual booya feed Sunday. Zellmer is a former firefighter. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)

Newport digs in at booya celebration

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Hundreds turned out for the Newport Volunteer Fire Department's 61st-annual booya celebration Sunday at Fire Station 1 in Newport.

The 61st-annual event also included raffles, bingo, a beer tent and games for children and adults. The department made between 360 and 375 gallons of booya. A long line of people holding soup kettles, pots, plastic buckets and coolers waited to get to-go servings. 

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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