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Gold Rush Weekend in Rochester and Oronoco

Created: 08/17/2014 11:17 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 News) -- Antique shoppers enjoyed a weekend of treasure hunting in Rochester and Oronoco. Rochester's Gold Rush was held at the County Fairgrounds, while Oronoco's Gold Rush Days were held in downtown Oronoco.

That event has been around for 42 years and all profits go back to the community.

In the last five years, $120,000 was donated to things like the food shelf, National Night Out, the history center and much more

Organizers say this event brings members of the community closer to each other.

About 250 vendors took part, and organizers say around 10,00 people came out to shop.

Antique shoppers enjoyed a weekend of treasure hunting in Rochester and Oronoco. Rochester's Gold Rush was held at the County Fairgrounds, while Oronoco's Gold Rush Days were held in downtown Oronoco.