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Published August 24, 2013, 10:01 PM

Partying for a purpose in Detroit Lakes

Detroit Lakes, ND (WDAY TV)-- The 8th annual Beaches and Bars was the biggest it has ever been. Each year the charity event is hosted in Detroit Lakes.

Detroit Lakes, ND (WDAY TV)-- The 8th annual Beaches and Bars was the biggest it has ever been. Each year the charity event is hosted in Detroit Lakes.

Today, nearly 400 people turned out and almost 100 boats parked up on the sand bar. That's 30 more than just last year.

Each year bands come out to play on the boat, traveling around the lake.And for just 15 bucks to join the fun, it seems well worth it. But there's a deeper meaning than just having fun in the sun. All proceeds donated and raised, go directly to habitat for humanity.

Jim Brogren- Parrot Head President: "I think it's a good thing to donate to your local community and to have fun while you're doing it. That's the whole motto of Parrot Heads, party with a purpose. So, our purpose is donating to habitat for humanity."

Each year the group raises about 3,500. This year their shooting for about 4,000.

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