Lovens Give Back to 'Celebrate the River'

When Russ and Juanita Loven heard about river festivals in other river communities, they decided to bring their own festival to Guttenberg. Partially supported by dollars from their donor-advised fund, "Celebrate the River" was a weekend-long celebration of the Mississippi River in Guttenberg with music, mud-events, and community discussions.

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