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Joy Yerrick of Minneapolis, left, gets her foot taped Thursday by Jean Boyum of Echo after suffering a minor injury at Sonshine. Hundreds of people volunteer their time each year at the Christian music festival, with those working the medical tent treating as many as 800 people during the four-day event. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Volunteers at medical tent see their share of Sonshiners


WILLMAR -- From cuts and scrapes to minor head injuries and heat exhaustion, the volunteers at the Sonshine medical tent have treated as many as 800 people for various reasons during the four-day event each year.

The annual Christian music festival, now in its third day, attracts nearly 20,000 people to the Willmar Civic Center and Willmar High School areas. With camping popular, many of Sonshiners are living off a steady diet of junk food and a lack of sleep.

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