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      The Packers are coming to Esky

      The Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour is coming to Escanaba! Current and former players will visit with fans while thanking them for their support.

      Tickets will be on sale Friday starting at 9 a.m. at the Island Resort and Casino ticket window or online.

      A $30 ticket will get you food, a couple drinks, a poster, entry to the question and answer session and autographs from six players. There are also general admission tickets for $5 that get you into any of the events, but does not allow for autographs.

      Guests can expect to see Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy and players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones, Mason Crosby, Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

      Along with meeting the players, there will be fun for the whole family.

      â??Weâ??ll also have a silent auction, t-shirts for sale, and weâ??ll be selling popcorn and cotton candy,â?? said Lakestate Industries Executive Director, Cheryl Ohman. â??Weâ??ll have lots of activities for people to participate in.â??

      Proceeds from Escanabaâ??s ticket sales will benefit Lakestate Industries. They are a vocational training organization dedicated to assisting people with disabilities find employment.

      Known for their handmade Yooper Fire Starters, Lakestate Industries is making special Cheesehead Fire Starters that will be available for sale at the tailgate.

      The Tailgate Tour will be in Escanaba April 15 at the Ruth Butler building on the U.P. State Fairgrounds.

      For more information about the other dates and locations of the Tailgate Tour, visit the Packers website.