Serving up support

Bill Roemer and Koreen Ziemke were more than happy with the show of support at Sunday’s fundraiser. Photo / Per Peterson

Pontoon Pussycats’ Tator Tot Hotdish Cook-Off raised money for some special friends

Never does tater tot hot dish taste as good as it does when it’s served up at a Pontoon Pussycats fundraiser. And Sunday’s event was one of its most special, as it was put on to raise money for Bill Roemer and Koreen Ziemke to help pay for medical expenses.

The Tator Tot Hotdish Cook-off once against took place at Breezy Barn, between Tracy and Currie. Friends and family filled the restaurant to not just enjoy one of 15 varieties of Minnesota staple, but to support Ziemke and Roemer, who just a year ago was given as many as nine years to live after being diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Disorder Syndrome, known as a group of cancers in which immature blood cells in the bone marrow do not mature or become healthy blood cells. Different types of myelodysplastic syndromes are diagnosed based on certain changes in the blood cells and bone marrow.

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